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From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

Activity provider: France Intense

From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

Activity provider: France Intense
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Taste the prestige wines of the Champagne region of France, including sparkling Taittinger and Moët & Chandon. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the historic town of Reims, Dom Perignon's abbey in Hautvillers, and Avenue de Champagne in Épernay.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is only available from hotels in Reims or Reims Central Station. Please wait in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of Reims and the Champagne region
  • Taste the world-famous Moët & Chandon and Taittinger Champagne
  • See the village of Hautvillers, the resting place of Dom Pérignon
  • Explore the Avenue de Champagne in Épernay
Full description

Explore one of the great wine-producing areas of France on a small group tour of the Champagne region. Sample the sparkling produce of this world-renowned area, such as the Champagne Taittinger, one of the last Champagne houses to be owned by the original family.  With varietals consisting of 50% pinot noir, 15% Pinot Meunier, and 35% chardonnay, the Taittinger vineyard is an unsurpassed example of a Champagne-style in which chardonnay plays such a significant role.

The vineyard's production is supplemented by the contractual acquisition of grapes from independent suppliers operating the finest vineyards in the Champagne region.  En route to Épernay, travel through the Marne Valley vineyards to meet the legendary monk Dom Pérignon who produced the most expensive wines of France in the 17th century and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Hautvillers Abbey.

Visit Épernay, often referred to as the "Capital of Champagne Wine," where the main street appears like an exhibition of luxurious mansions housing illustrious Maisons de Champagne.  Discover some of the most prestigious names, including Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, and Pol Roger and learn about the 100 kilometers of tunnels beneath the street. Take a break to enjoy lunch in one of several options in the city center during 1 hour of free time.  Next, take a guided tour and enjoy a tasting at the world-famous Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon. Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet, its history is linked to famous figures such as the Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon I.

Moët & Chandon Champagne has been sold to many important historical events, including the coronation of King Edward VII, the Cannes Film Festival, and the 120th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Includes
  • Transportation by comfortable 8-passenger minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tickets and Champagne tastings at the Moët & Chandon and Taittinger Champagne houses
  • Tour of the Avenue de Champagne
  • Stop at the home of Dom Pérignon Champagne in Hautvillers
  • Sightseeing in Reims including cathedral and of some of its Champagne houses
  • Sightseeing tour of the Avenue de Champagne at Épernay
  • Reims hotel pickup and drop off
  • Extras not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Other drinks
  • Meals
  • Train tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  •  Please advise the local operator of any food restrictions or allergies
  • Please note that the guided tour of the Grandes Maisons de Champagne will be done in English only
  • Please note that your guide can lead the tour in a maximum of 2 languages per minivan
  • Please note that according to their availability, Taittinger could be replaced by Mumm or Pommery. Moet & Chandon could be replaced by Mercier or De Castellane
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 100 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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A really special day, you have an opportunity to be so close to something you like and admire and rewarding. The region of Epernay is very beautiful, Reims stands out for important historical data that happened and I didn't know. Everything fell into place because our guide Rafael was an incredible person, calm, attentive, solicitous, ten-in-law. Definitely recommend!!

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May 26, 2022

This was really the only way to see what we wanted to see in the region. It worked out very well our driver was very friendly and actually lived in the tiny little village where Dom Perignon discovered making bubbles for wine. The wine houses were fun. Taittinger had the better tour and the guide was very entertaining. Most & Chandon’s cellars were much more impressive to wander though. The wines were very comparable with each other overall. The best wine we had all day was from the tiny little place our driver suggested for lunch, Pierre Mignon. Overall it was worth it and nice to have a driver, otherwise you couldn’t do it all in a day. It was also amazing to see the church in Reims itself at the start of the day also.

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May 15, 2022

Even though already had a walk through in Reims previous day the guide gave a great and improved impression of the City. Visits to Taittinger and Moet & Chandon was good, but the information from the house guides was a bit repetitive since Champagne is produced the same way both places. The tasting gave the opportunity to know the difference and individual preferences. Our guide Sebastian was excellent; informative, helpful and full of knowledge.

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April 27, 2022

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