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“Great private tour worth every cent”

Experience Paris - Champagne Region Tours
Ranked #211 of 560 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.
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We were after a easy luxurious tour with pickup from hotel. This is exactly what we got. While probably at the expensive end of the tours (10hour private) it was worth every cent. We were greeted by a driver Brice at the hotel in a clean luxurious car. On the drive out he provided us with knowledge on the region, the process, different types of grapes etc. also offered answers to any questions and offered to stop anywhere for photos or views we wanted. Made us feel like we could do anything we wanted and he was at our disposal. Started with very personal tasting at Michel Gonet. Tasting with the owner was very special. Another standard tasting in town was ok followed by a very nice lunch at La Table Kobus. Then the private Dom tour which is worth every cent over the Moët standard tour. This was followed on the way to the Reims cathedral with a stop at Doms grave and monestry. Everything ran smoothly and the guide ensured everywhere we stopped we had all the time we wanted and due to our French skills being average at best made sure we were well taken care of. Overall a great tour that was private and exactly what we wanted. No hassles or stress. Larry ensured the booking process was easy and was very responsive to all questions. Would recommend anytime.

3  Thank MandyandTim
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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.

5  Thank Andrew M
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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!

2  Thank CatnapJK
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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!

1  Thank Nickiebe
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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!

3  Thank Catherine H
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