Paris Luxury Tours offers two guided Champagne tours. France visitors can choose from either our Classic France Champagne tours or our Super Luxury Escorted Champagne excursions. Both tours are private and both provide clients with an exceptional in depth look at what makes sparkling wine in Champagne the unique drink it is.
When it comes to our Champagne tours, France visitors can be sure that both are unforgettable excursions. In both Champagne tours, France visitors will experience privileged visits at two of the most informative and enjoyable Champagne houses, who also make excellent wine. doors are rarely open to the public, led by guides who bring you insights gleaned from decades of experience in the trade.
Classic France Champagne Tours
With a drive of about 90 minutes east of the Paris, our classic France Champagne tours take you on an enchanting journey of Champagne: home of the fabled drink, site of one of France’s great Gothic cathedrals in Reims, and a countryside that is so cultivated and groomed that you will hardly recognize it as agriculture. These France Champagne tours are led by a native English speaking guide, who has expert knowledge of the wines of Champagne and how they are produced.
Of the roughly 5,000 producers, you will visit two of the finest wine producers in Champagne. Among our favorites are: Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot and Lanson in Reims, Gosset in Epernay and Philipponat in Mareuil sur Ay. Some of these visits partly take place many meters underground in Gallo-Roman “crayeres” (excavations from which the Romans extracted blocks of chalk, with which they built their cities). They include some of the most sumptuous and informative champagne tours available.
After, we will drive you to the Reims Mountain, through the Vallee de la Marne and into the Cote de Blancs. The finest setting for appreciating fine wine is superb regional cuisine, and this excursion offers you a delightful selection of restaurants for lunch. Choose from a wide selection of excellent brasseries such as the Boulingrin, Flo or Le Jardin in Reims, or perhaps one of the Michelin single or double-starred restaurants where there is a constellation of choice in Reims, Montchenot, Epernay and Vinay.
Following your second Champagne house visit, our Classic tour takes you to the picture postcard village of Hautvillers, where the monk who ‘invented’ Champagne lived and worked in its abbey. From there you can experience a breath-taking view of some of the finest pinot noir vineyards that slope southward toward Epernay, which you can see in the distance. You will also stop at the abbey church, where you will visit the tombs of Dom Perignon, and his assistant, Dom Ruinart.
At the end of this tour, we will drive you through some 30 kilometers of mostly pinot noir vineyards on the south-looking slopes of the Marne Valley where you will be able to admire Veuve Clicquot’s Chateau de Boursault from a distance, before we conclude our trip by re-joining the A4 auto-route back to Paris.
Super Luxury Champagne Tours France
For our most sumptuous Champagne tours, France visitors are collected in a Mercedes Class S sedan so they can travel in the most luxurious possible way. In addition to the Champagne wine tour details given above, guests of this excursion will be received privately at each of the two Champagne houses and will enjoy a luncheon that is prepared by a renowned French chef, who first chooses the wine that inspires each of the four courses of the meal, ensuring perfect harmony between the dish and the wine that accompanies it.
The price of our Super Luxury Champagne Tour is provided upon request. It depends on the specific date required, as private wine estate visits are not always available, and the chefs required to provide the specially conceived meals are not always available.
For more information or to book one of our exquisite Champagne tours, France visitors please contact us at our US number (631) 600-1120.