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Champagne Tour

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You’re planning a Champagne tour ? We’ve put together a selection of must-see excursions between Reims and Epernay. Visits to emblematic wineries, unusual vineyard tours, immersive experiences: we take you as close as possible to the world of wine. terroir champenois !

The Champagne Houses are a must on your Champagne Tour. From Reims to Epernay, these prestigious addresses embody the excellence of Champagne know-how. Their world-famous names evoke luxury and refinement. Discover our selection of great Champagne Houses. Take a tour and taste the secrets of the king of wines!

The Champagne Houses in Reims

In Reims, the butte Saint-Nicaise is a chalk hill made up of quarries and wells: the Crayères. These incomparable cellars house the productions of the great Champagne Houses of Reims.

The Veuve Clicquot House

This brand of excellence bears the name of the "Grande Dame of Champagne": Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. Widowed at just 27, she took over the reins of the Clicquot company founded by her father-in-law in 1772. With her passion for innovation, she revolutionized the world of champagne. In the depths of the estate's historic cellars, don't miss a drop of Veuve Clicquot's history, and revel in its grands crus, marked by the primacy of Pinot Noir.

The Taittinger House

In 1932, Pierre Taittinger, a lover of Champagne vineyards, acquired Château de la Marquetterie. The Taittinger brand is born: fine, delicate champagnes where Chardonnay predominates. Follow this family epic in the Maison's cellars. Excavated in the Gallo-Roman chalk pits of Reims, on the remains of the former Saint-Nicaire abbey, they provide an unusual setting for enjoying the flavours of Taittinger champagne.

Pommery House

In 1858, on the death of her husband, Madame Pommery took over the management of the company. Its innovative spirit is the signature of Maison Pommery: an Elizabethan-style château, an Art Nouveau villa and exceptional cellars. A monumental staircase with 116 steps takes you deep into the pits, 30 metres underground. The Maison Pommery cellars are a unique art gallery. Colossal bas-reliefs carved from chalk and contemporary creations punctuate your journey. Conclude this artistic experience with a glass of Pommery champagne!

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Ruinart House

4 rue des Crayères is a landmark in the city of Reims. This is the address of the cellars of Ruinart, the first Champagne House. Founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart, the estate has built its reputation from generation to generation. Listed as a Historic Monument since 1931, the cellars reveal the savoir-faire of this ancestral House. In these immaculate white chalk pits, 40 meters below the surface, enjoy a guided tasting of two emblematic cuvées.

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Must-see addresses

Champagne Houses in and around Epernay

Epernay deserves its nickname of Champagne Capital! Houses of international renown line its famous avenue de Champagne. The surrounding vineyards are full of unmissable addresses.

Maison Moët et Chandon
Pol Baril
28 kilometers of underground galleries

The House of Moët et Chandon

An extraordinary labyrinth lurks beneath the cobblestones of the Avenue de Champagne: the cellars of the Moët et Chandon House. With their 28 kilometers of underground galleries, these cellars are the largest in the Champagne region! 30 metres underground, your visit will take you in the footsteps of the Moët et Chandon family. Since 1743, our expertise has combined tradition and modernity. Follow this oenological experience with a tasting of the estate’s champagnes, in particular the Moët Impérial ? This emblematic cuvée takes its name from an illustrious Moët et Chandon fan: Napoléon Bonaparte!

Champagne Bollinger
Alexandre Couvreux Photographer
age-old know-how

The House of Bollinger

Since 1829, Maison Bollinger has perpetuated an age-old savoir-faire: the vinification of its champagnes in traditional oak barrels. In the heart of the vineyards, in the village of Aÿ, it holds the Champagne’s largest barrel park 4,000 pieces! During your visit to the estate, you will enter the heart of a family: Bollinger. In the depths of their cellars, you can follow the story behind their champagnes and discover how they are made. Did you know that they are favorites of a famous secret agent? James Bond!

My Vintage Tour Company
My Vintage Tour Company
Unusual Champagne-themed tours

Our day trip ideas

Discover the vineyards in a different way. Think unusual and immersive for your Champagne Tour!

Spend a day discovering the villages and vineyards of Champagne off the beaten track. À la Française invites you to explore the most beautiful Champagne circuits. Accompanied by your guide, you’ll meet the owners of small Champagne houses. Do you have a sporting spirit? Climb aboard a buggy or quad bike and explore the vineyards with Festi’vallée. In the electric Meharis and minivans fromAÿ-Champagne ExperienceYou’ll explore the Champagne terroir from the Côte des Blancs to the Montagne de Reims, via the Marne Valley. Enjoy a timeless experience in a classic vehicle. The drivers of My Vintage Tour Compagny you aboard the legendary Renault Estafette Alouette. On the program: sabrage and champagne tasting among the vines! And for a totally unusual experience, climb into the the Marie-Antoinette imperial. This double-decker bus takes you on a guided tour, featuring cellar visits, tastings and gourmet aperitifs.

Alexandre Couvreux Photographer
in the heart of Champagne

Our immersive experiences

In Epernay, champagne is celebrated all year round. Meet the producers, take part in the grape harvest or explore the vineyards with wine tourism activities: take advantage of your tour to take part in one of our many events. Enough to make your Champagne Tour unforgettable with our authentic, immersive experiences.