Have a great Day in Champagne with a Moet et Chandon Tasting!
Moet et Chandon Tasting and Fun Private Tour in Champagne
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 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!
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Aÿ Grand Cru
Aÿ is the most famous Grand Cru in Champagne, home to Bollinger, Deutz, Henri Giraud, Ayala and dozens of other big and small Champagne Houses. We will drive through the town talking about the different brands, and looking at the medieval buildings. Legends tell one of them was Henri IV’s winery in town. The famous Art Nouveau glass maker René Lalique was born here.
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.
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.