Have a great Day in Champagne with a Moet et Chandon Tasting!

Moet et Chandon Tasting location in Epernay. Moet et Chandon Tasting location in Epernay.

Price
from 240€

Start from
Champagne

Duration
7~8 hours

Max People
8

Tour Type
Private Tour

Price
from 240€

Start from
Champagne

Duration
7~8 hours

Max People
 8

Tour Type
Private Tour

Moet et Chandon Tasting and Fun Private Tour in Champagne

Overview

Perfect Tour to visit Moët & Chandon, the surroundings of Epernay and a Boutique Champagne Producer. If you are staying in Paris, take a quick train for a day trip, and meet me at Reims Centre train station (instructions below).

We kick off by driving to the vineyards to see the beautiful sights of the Marne River Valley, and a visit to Dom Perignon’s tomb at Hautvillers. After which we go to Épernay to visit Moët et Chandon, the largest of all Champagne Houses. Once there, the inhouse guide will take you through their cellars, and then give you 2 glasses of champagne to taste.

Next, a lunch break at Épernay (with suggestions), where you can walk along the marvelous Avenue de Champagne. Finish with a visit at a boutique Champagne producer to learn how Champagne is produced, with a taste of 3 glasses of Champagne.

Certified Guide and Sommelier student with 7 years of experience as a guide in Champagne, I’ll share with you my passion for History, Culture and Wines. Guaranteed fun!


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit Moët & Chandon’s wonderful cellars and taste their Champagne
  • Be amazed by the glamorous Avenue de Champagne
  • Visit to Dom Pérignon’s tomb at Hautvillers
  • Drive by the Grand Cru town of Aÿ
  • Free time for lunch in restaurants suggested by your guide
  • Visit and tasting in a Boutique Winery
  • Stop by the vineyards for explanations and pictures
  • Enjoyable ride through the Champagne route and the medieval villages

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Included

  •  Pick-up at your hotel around Reims and Epernay
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Bottled water
  •  Private transportation
  •  Tickets to Moet ete Chandon visit and tasting.
  •  Visit and tasting to a Boutique Champagne Producer

Excluded

 Train tickets from and to Paris
 Lunch (the guide will suggest restaurants)
  •  Gratuities

Tour Attractions

Visit to Moët & Chandon

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Moët et Chandon in the Avenue de Champagne at Épernay. The inhouse guide will take you through their historic cellars, a Unesco Heritage Site. At the end of the tour you will taste their Champagne wines, and visit their boutique. Claude Moët started producing Champagne in 1743, and his grandson Jean-Rémi excelled at making the brand world recognized. Among their customers you would find Madame de Pompadour, Napoléon and Queen Elizabeth II. The most famous Champagne in the world is one of the founders of the largest luxury group in the world, LVMH.

Moet et Chandon Tasting location in Epernay.

Champagne Avenue and Epernay

Let’s drive through the glamorous Champagne Avenue of Epernay, where famous Champagne Houses are lined one after the other: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Pol Roger, Mercier, De Castellane and more.

Moet et Chandon domaine in Epernay.

Hautvillers - the Cradle of Champagne wines

Hautvillers is a charming village atop the Valley of the Marne Valley, overlooking the river, Épernay and the spreading vineyards. We are going to stop for the magnificent view, and then visit the church where Dom Pérignon, the famous Steward of the local Monastery, lived and died. After seeing his tomb and talking about his legacy, we will drive through the village and hunt the dozens of medieval looking signs adorning the houses of this UNESCO site.

Bell tower of the Church of Hautvillers.

Champagne Route

Driving through the Route of Champagne, we visit of the vineyards around Reims, stopping for pictures and explanations. You will marvel at the beautiful sights of the Champagne countryside, where church bell towers in medieval villages contrast against a background of lush forests and vines.

Village in Champagne during the summer surrounded by vineyards.

Visit to a Small Producer of Champagne

Cellar Tour and Tasting of a small producer of Champagne wines.

There are thousands of small champagne producers in the small villages, some of which produce high quality wines for a good quality/price ratio. You will visit a selected one, looking into their process, machines, cellar and tasting part of their range at the end.

Tourists visiting an underground Champagne wine chalk cellar.

Tour Details

Cancellation / Reimbursement Policy

Emails will be treated in Paris timezone. Reimbursement fees per booking:
Up to 7 days: 5% fee
Up to 72 hours: 5% + 200€ fee
Up to 24 hours: 5% + 200€ + 50€ / per person

*If you book the tour under 72 hours, these fees won't apply except the for the 5% card transaction fee

Trains from Paris are easy to catch (tickets not included)

Trains from Paris to Reims run daily. They can be as cheap as 40€ roundtrip. The optimal times are 8:28 AM from PARIS EST station to REIMS CENTRE (arriving at 9:14 AM), and 5:15 PM the way back from the same station (arriving at 6:00 PM in Paris). Use Trainline to book in advance. Be sure to leave your hotel in Paris early, with enough time to find your train platform at PARIS EST.

Pick-up and drop-off

Pick-up and drop-off included in a hotel/Airbnb 30 minutes from Reims or Epernay. If your hotel is outside that range, up to 1 hour, a fee of 100€ will be added.

Lunch

Lunch is not included. I'll suggest good restaurants that fit what you're looking for, and give you around 1 hour and a half for a lunch break.

Handicap

The van is big and can fit a wheelchair in the back. Step stools are available to help boarding the van.

Children and Minors

Up to 4 minors (up to 17 yo) are welcomed per booking, but quantities of baby or children car seats are limited. Please advise on what you need by contacting us, and we can discuss options.

What to wear

Champagne is hot in the Summer and cold, rainy and windy in the Winter. Please look up the weather forecasts. Cellar cave temperatures are always 50F/10C, so bring a coat during the Summer. Umbrellas and blankets are available if needed.

Languages

I speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, so I can use any of these to give explanations. But the tours at the Champagne Houses are generally in English. If you really want a Champagne House tour in another language, please contact me in advance to check the availability.

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