Luxury Wine Tours & Tastings In Champagne

For lovers of all things bubbly taking a Champagne tour in France is never enough. The birthplace of French sparkling wines has so much to offer that a single tour can’t possibly suffice to cover all of its wonderful sights. The Champagne region is home to splendid vineyards, the Maisons (“houses”) of the most famous champagnes in the world, hundreds of thousands of kilometers of underground cellars, picturesque villages, unique forests and many outstanding architectural gems. How can you possibly combine them all into one Champagne tour? 

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The Ultimate Champagne Tour: Epernay and the Avenue of Champagne

Champagne, renowned worldwide for its sparkling wines, offers a delightful experience for wine enthusiasts. Whether you're interested in day tours, multi-day explorations, or specialized food and wine pairings, the region around Reims and Épernay has something for everyone. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the best Champagne tours in France, including Champagne tasting in Reims and visits to Champagne vineyards in France.

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Wine Tasting Tours in Champagne

Full-day Champagne Tours

Explore the renowned Champagne region of France with our comprehensive full-day tours. Typically starting from Reims, these tours often include visits to famous Champagne houses like Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot. You'll get to explore the vineyards, learn about the production process, and enjoy exclusive Champagne tastings. These tours often include a guided tour of the wineries and a chance to sample various styles of Champagne.

Multiple Days Champagne Tours

For those who want to immerse themselves deeper, multiple-day tours offer extensive insights. These tours cover more ground, allowing visits to smaller, family-run vineyards as well as the big-name houses. Accommodations in charming boutique hotels or luxurious estates enhance the experience, providing a truly relaxing escape. These tours often include more detailed cellar tours and tastings, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the region’s offerings.

Food Tasting Tours in Champagne

Full-day Champagne Tours

Champagne isn’t just about the wine; the region also boasts a rich culinary tradition. Food tasting tours combine gourmet meals with exquisite Champagnes, highlighting pairings that bring out the best in both. From Michelin-starred restaurants to rustic bistros, you’ll get to savor local specialties like coq au Champagne and tarte au Maroilles, all paired perfectly with Champagne produced locally.

Romantic/Honeymoon Tours

What could be more romantic than sipping Champagne in the region where it’s made? Honeymoon tours in Champagne offer intimate experiences such as private tastings, vineyard picnics, and stays in luxurious châteaux. These tours are perfect for couples looking to celebrate their love amidst the beautiful rolling vineyards of the Champagne region.

Family Focused Tours

Champagne tours aren’t just for adults. Many operators offer family-friendly options that include activities for children. These might include educational vineyard walks, grape juice tastings for kids, and historical tours that bring the region's rich history to life.

Our Guide to Champagne

Exploring Champagne can be a rich and rewarding experience. Here are some key elements to consider when planning your trip:

Wineries to Visit in Champagne

From world-famous houses like Dom Pérignon to lesser-known but equally delightful producers, Champagne offers a variety of wineries to explore. Some must-visit places include:

  • Moët & Chandon in Épernay
  • Veuve Clicquot in Reims
  • Taittinger with its stunning cellars
  • Ruinart, known for its ancient crayères (chalk cellars)
  • Dom Caudron, observe the modernity of the vat room from a 6 meters high Footbridge.

Best Accommodation Options in Champagne

Accommodation in Champagne ranges from opulent châteaux to cozy bed-and-breakfasts. Some top picks include:

Best Restaurants in Champagne

Indulge in gourmet dining at some of Champagne's best restaurants. Notable mentions include:

Cruise and Train in Champagne

For a unique perspective, consider exploring Champagne by boat or train. River cruises along the Marne provide scenic views and stops at picturesque villages. Alternatively, the TGV high-speed train offers quick and comfortable travel from Paris to Reims, making day trips easy and enjoyable.

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Things to Do in Champagne

Beyond wine tasting, Champagne offers plenty of activities:

  • Visit Notre Dame de Reims, the Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore the Avenue de Champagne in Épernay, lined with grand Champagne houses
  • Tour the underground chalk cellars, some of which date back to Roman times

When is the Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Champagne is during the harvest season in late September to October. This period offers vibrant vineyard landscapes and the chance to see winemaking in action. Spring and summer are also pleasant, with warm weather and lush green vineyards.

How Long to Stay

A stay of three to four days is ideal to fully experience the region. This allows enough time for several winery visits, gourmet meals, and exploring the charming towns and countryside.

How To Get There

Champagne is easily accessible from Paris. The TGV train from Paris to Reims takes about 45 minutes, making it a convenient day trip or starting point for a longer visit. Alternatively, driving offers the flexibility to explore the countryside at your own pace. Major train stations in Reims and Épernay provide easy access to various tours and activities.v

The Various Wine Regions Of Champagne

Champagne is divided into several sub-regions, each with its unique characteristics:

  • Montagne de Reims: Known for its Pinot Noir
  • Vallée de la Marne: Famous for its Pinot Meunier
  • Côte des Blancs: Celebrated for its Chardonnay
  • Côte des Bar: A rising star with diverse varietals

A Look Into Champagne

Champagne's history is as rich as its wine. From its origins in Roman times to its rise as a symbol of luxury and celebration, the region has a storied past. Notable historical figures like Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk, have played crucial roles in developing the Champagne method, adding to the allure of this sparkling wine.

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Embark on a journey through Champagne, where each sip tells a story, and every visit creates lasting memories. Cheers to your next adventure in this sparkling wonderland!

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