A Day in Champagne having fun with the Veuve!
Veuve Clicquot Tasting and Fun Private Tour in Champagne
Perfect tour to experience a Veuve Clicquot tasting, a Boutique Winery and the city of Reims. 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 start off from Reims with a visit at Veuve Clicquot where you hear the story of Madame Clicquot inside 2000 years old roman mines, after which you taste their champagne. Then off to visit the world-famous Cathedral of Reims Notre Dame, and a city tour of Reims, home of Mümm, Taittinger and more.
I’ll suggest good restaurants to have lunch around Reims, where you can pair Champagne and delicious food. After lunch we’ll go to the countryside to see the villages surrounded by vineyards, and visit a small champagne producer, where you’re going to learn how champagne is made and taste 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 Veuve Clicquot’s wonderful cellars and taste their Champagne
- Be amazed by the 800 years old gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame of Reims
- City-Tour of Reims and its Champagne Houses like Mumm, Krug and Taittinger
- 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 Veuve Clicquot visit and tasting.
- Visit and tasting to a Boutique Champagne Producer
Veuve Clicquot Tasting
Cellar Tour and Tasting at Veuve-Clicquot or another famous Champagne House, based on your wishes and availability. The inhouse guide will take you through their historic cellars in the 2000 years old roman chalk pit mines, listed as a Unesco Heritage Site since 2015. At the end of the tour you will taste their Champagne wines, and visit their boutique.
Barbe-Nicole, the Widow Clicquot, became the first successful Businesswoman in the region, after a series of innovations and breakthroughs during the first half of the 1800s. Nowadays this prestigious house is part of LVMH, the largest luxury company in the world.
Cathedral Notre Dame of Reims
Visit of Notre-Dame of Reims with a Certified French National Monument Guide.
This catholic church from the 13th Century is a masterpiece of the Gothic architecture, with thousands of intricate sculptures and marvelous stained-glass windows.
On this site in 496, Clovis the first king of France was baptised by Saint-Remi the bishop of Reims, which led more than 30 Kings of France to be crowned at the same place.
City-Tour of Reims
Sightseeing drive-by of the city of Reims, the largest city in Champagne, with its main squares, Roman ruins, medieval monuments and Champagne Houses.
We’ll see the widest Roman arch in the world, the Louis XV square, the covered market, the Surrender Museum where the Nazis signed and many prestigious Champagne Houses: Roëderer, Krug, Mümm, Veuve-Clicquot, Taittinger, Pommery…
The city was heavily bombed during WW1, which forced the city to rebuild in the 1920s, turning Reims into the Art Déco capital of France.
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.