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“Lovely day in Champagne”

Experience Paris - Champagne Region Tours
Ranked #180 of 534 Tours in Paris
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Owner description: We provide private guided cellar tours and tastings in Reims, Epernay and the vineyards of the Marne Valley, White Coast and Reims Mountains. Tours depart from Paris or Champagne and individually customized.
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
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“Lovely day in Champagne”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We (four adults) did a day trip from Paris to the Champagne region in July 2014. Booking on line was ultra easy and the arrangements worked like clockwork on the day. We were guided through the day by Muriel who is a very well experienced guide with hands-on experience of the champagne industry and French life in general.

The day centred on the city of Reims, 90 minutes from Paris. We did a small roadside stop to better understand the vineyard and vines before stopping at a smaller Champagne house - Cuperly. This is a Grand Cru house that makes several fantastic champagnes at very reasonable prices - €18-25 per bottle.

Lunch at a reasonable Reims restaurant was included in the package. After lunch was a visit to the Reims cathedral which is well worth a look.

The tour ended with a visit to Tattinger wines, quite up market and one of the 4 major champagne houses. The tour of the extensive limestone caves is well worth it.

The best of the whole day was our guide Muriel. She is a credit to her employer and the champagne industry.

Visited July 2014
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Gloucester, Virginia
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“Loved Reims and the Champagne Tour”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Great tour of the 2 champagne houses: one very small family owned and Taittingers. The smaller family owned vintner really spent time explaining the process to the group. Very interesting and informative. Taittingers had great underground cellars that were incredible to tour. We loved both of their champagnes. The tour of the Reims Cathedral and the Marc Chagall stained glass window was wonderful. This cathedral was a delight and no huge crowds - all the noise of some of the other very renowned cathedrals. Lunch was fabulous. Only complaint was the the guide was sometimes hard to understand. The motor coach was very comfortable and appreciated the morning pastries and coffee. Great day!

Visited June 2014
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“An unforgettable experience!”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Our guide Mikael was superb and he was so attentive. When he discovered that some members of the group liked a sweeter wine he immediately called another producer that he thought would better suit us and we absolutely loved it! The day was just what we were looking for in terms of number of houses and the cathedral. Larry really understood what I was looking for in terms of our tour!

Visited May 2014
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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“Champagne Day Tour”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The champagne day tour was one of the highlights of my 10 days in France. Larry was prompt in responding and communicated the details clearly. There are so many Champagne tours to choose from on the internet, but I would recommend this one to anyone! Couldn'y have been any better and Trong took great care of us!

Visited April 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Superb day in Champagne”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

My agent, American Express, put me in contact with "The Champagne Tour Company", who were Larry and Mikael from "Experience Paris".

My friend and I wanted to TGV Paris to Champagne-Ardenne and back for a day tour of Champagne. We had low expectations, having often heard the Champagne region described as unimpressive. The result was a well exceeded set of expectations! In late October the area was beautiful.

I simply can't speak highly enough of Larry and Mikael. I was looking to visit a number of impressive, but not necessarily mainstream, houses to hear winemakers speak about the vintage and the industry in the area. Larry was my initial contact and did a great job of outlining a day (including a great lunch stop at La Table Kobus in Epernay, look for Vincent Dallet's shop nearby, a master pâtissier-chocolatier).

Mikael drove us for the day and was not only a delightful guy, but was knowledgeable and clearly known to the houses we visited. The selection was ideal, and was improvised as we overspent time at places we loved.

In a day, bearing in mind some distance is covered, it is sensible to expect to spend quality time at about 4 houses.

The TGV trip makes it doable, but still a longish day. But it was worth it. What a memorable day!

Visited October 2013
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