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Champagne Vines &Cellars tour from Reims
Let's follow Dom Pérignon in Champagne! I will meet you at 9:15am at the Reims city train station. Before the first tasting, we will take you to two of our favorite places: - The Reims Cathedral, where Kings of France used to be coronated, - Our favorite Boulangerie to taste the best croissant ever We will be ready for the first Champagne tasting in a Maison de Champagne where you will see the unmissable Champagne caves, Unesco world heritage. We will then stop for lunch and pair Champagne with local food. After lunch we will see the Champagne countryside, stop in the vineyards, have a lovely walk, learn about viticulture, take great pictures, stop at Dom Perignon's church and enjoy another nice & fresh Champagne in the vines. Then we will visit an authentic family estate and learn all the secrets of their bubbles and enjoy the last tasting of the day. To finish we will stop in Epernay, Capital of Champagne. End in Epernay train station at 5pm. Ticket includes a 20% Airbnb commission +20% VAT More options? Discover my tour to north Burgundy and my online wine tasting. Contact me for more availabilities.
Authentic visit in Champagne
EXPERIENCE IN ENGLISH Welcome to the heart of the activity of an independent winegrower! Here we do everything from A to Z, from the management of the vineyard to the vinification, with the passion for our profession handed down for 4 generations. We welcome you to our family estate where our small team will accompany you in your discovery! So you will have the pleasure of meeting either my brother Louis, Sophie or Delphine our #girlpower team or even myself :). From the press to the winery through the cellar, the disgorging and labeling sites ... you will discover our work as a harvester-manipulator and the making of Champagne will no longer hold any secrets for you! To end on a high note, we offer you a tasting of 3 cuvées from our Heritage, Signature and Ephemere Collections in our tasting room with a panoramic view of the vines (and on the terrace if the weather permits!)
Champagne tasting class and lunch near Epernay
Be welcomed at 11:00am in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House in the middle of Champagne vineyards (Le Clos Corbier). During the visit to the cellars dug in the 1850’s, you will start with the discovery of a traditional press and learn all about the secrets of the champagne making process. Take a seat and enjoy your tasting class with a champagne quiz then train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in champagne through an olfactory workshop. Get competitive as you get to identify blindly 3 different champagnes from small wineries all while eating some local snacks. Immerse yourself into the French lifestyle with a casual lunch which consists of homemade regional specialties like pâté croute, Langres, or pink biscuit cake paired with a variety of champagnes. You will also get to taste the local red wine Coteaux Champenois as well as the regional liquor Ratafia. (the lunch can be adapted to allergies or specific diets). Your Champagne experience ends after lunch around 2pm.
Eco-ballad & open tasting
What we love, we share. With this in mind and aboard my small electric car, I will be your guide and your private driver. Together, we will leave for a period of 2 hours to explore the historic vineyard of Aÿ-Champagne classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will immerse yourself in my profession as a winegrower for a peaceful and romantic stroll. Then, I will make you discover my champagnes in the heart of the vineyards. It is therefore surrounded by nature and facing unforgettable landscapes, that the moment of a tasting time stops, giving way to the effervescence of Champagne emotions. Prepare to share my bubble in the open air and remember to take a cap, hat, scarf, jacket and good humor (depending on the weather conditions) the day of our adventure. (Activity limited to 3 people per session) Other things to note Cancellation possible in case of heavy rain or bad weather conditions.
Afternoon Champagne visit and tasting class near Epernay
Be welcomed at 4.30pm in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House in the middle of Champagne vineyards (Le Clos Corbier). During the visit to the cellars dug in the 1850’s, you will start with the discovery of a traditional press and learn all about the secrets of the champagne making process. Take a seat and enjoy your tasting class with a champagne quiz then train your nose to identify the different aromas and flavors that can be found in Champagne through an olfactory workshop. Get competitive as you blindly identify 3 different Champagnes from the family including one Grand Cru Vintage. You will enjoy some local sweet treats and finger food paired with your champagnes ! (It can be adapted to allergies or specific diets) Your Champagne experience ends around 6pm.
Workshop How to taste champagne
I propose a Tasting Workshop that takes place in 2 stages. The first part is devoted to the presentation of Champagne and its terroirs (Montagne de Reims, Marne Valley, Côte des Blancs ...), and the art of making champagne. Then, in a second time, you will taste 3 very different champagnes in order to understand the nuances of the Champagne terroir. It could be 100% Chardonnay champagne, 100% Pinot Noir champagne and 100% Pinot Meunier champagne. You will leave by having understood what differentiates champagne from other sparkling wines, but also by having learned to taste it. What is the good champagne glass? At what temperature should it be served? What is a Blanc de Blancs champagne? How to give champagne with a dish. The workshop will take place in a convial place, facing the halls of Boulingrin in the heart of Reims. Other things to note This workshop is for everyone, neophytes as amateurs. It is offered in French and English.
Morning Champagne Pommery and family grower from Reims
Meet your guide at 9.00 am in front of the tourist office of Reims centre train station and start the day with the discovery of Reims city centre by minivan. Drive by “Notre Dame de Reims”, one of the first monuments to be registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover some emblematic places of the city, such as the “Porte de Mars”, 2000-year-old arch, last Roman gate of the city. Absorb the historical atmosphere of the city, home of the coronation of the kings of France. Make the most of your morning in the Champagne region starting with the exploration of the famous House of Champagne Pommery, with a complete tour of their cellars which are classified at UNESCO World’s Heritage. Finish in style this visit with two champagne tastings. Have a break at a viewpoint on the elegant Montagne de Reims vineyards where your guide points out the particularities of the region: Why are our vines planted on hillsides? Why is our subsoil made out of such pure chalk? Why does champagne only come from the Champagne region? End your morning by discovering a family-run winery. Tour the still used today traditional press and vat room as your guide details the Champagne method. Appreciate several tastings of their production and acquire tasting knowledge and expertise with these rare champagnes! Your morning tour ends at 1.00 pm in front of Reims centre train station.
Vinegrower's immersion !
I will welcome you on the estate then you will present the Champagne as a whole. In a second time, we go in the vineyards to present you different grape varieties, as well as work in progress. Then we walk in the village on foot to join our traditional press. I you explained his cycle of harvest, winemaking and champagne. You will witness the disgorging on the fly (ancestral method), practice the labelling, then we will go to our cellar to taste 3 vintages of your choice.
E-Bike Champagne day tour & lunch from Reims
I will welcome you at 9:00 am in front of the tourist office at Reims Center station, to start your day in Champagne through the vineyards and then to Epernay and its famous Avenue de Champagne, where several prestigious Champagne Houses are located. After a drive deep in Champagne country to a typical Champagne House, Le Clos Corbier, your bikes will be ready for you to ride. Your e-bike will allow you to explore some of Champagne’s most remote locations. Deserve your Champagne glasses cycling through Premier and Grand Cru villages, and fully experience the complexity of our terroir. Earn your glass of Champagne by pedaling an electric bike through the UNESCO-listed Champagne vines. Learn all the details of the vineyard and the “French Terroir”. Discover the birthplace of Champagne in the picturesque village of Hautvillers where Champagne was discovered. Take a step back in time for a few moments and discover the history of Champagne. Then visit the church where the famous monk Dom Perignon lived and is buried. Experience a cycle down the Marne canal to make your way back to Le Clos Corbier. Do a cellar visit and tastings followed by a lunch, which consists of homemade regional specialties paired with a variety of champagnes, at a family domaine. After a day rich in experiences and precious memories, I will drop you off at 4:45 p.m. in Reims.
Visite authentique en Champagne
EXPERIENCE EN FRANCAIS Bienvenue au cœur de l'activité d'un vigneron indépendant! Ici nous faisons tout de A à Z, de la conduite de la vigne à la vinification, avec la passion de notre métier transmise depuis 4 générations. Nous vous recevons dans notre domaine familial où notre petite équipe vous accompagnera dans votre découverte! Ainsi vous aurez le plaisir de rencontrer soit mon frère Louis, soit Sophie ou Delphine notre team #girlpower ou encore moi-même :). Du pressoir à la cuverie en passant par la cave, les chantiers de dégorgement et d'habillage... vous découvrirez notre travail de récoltant-manipulant et l’élaboration du Champagne n'aura plus de secrets pour vous! Pour terminer en beauté, nous vous proposons une dégustation de 3 cuvées de nos Collections Héritage, Signature et Éphémère dans notre salle de dégustation avec vue panoramique sur les vignes (et en terrasse si le temps le permet !)
Veuve Clicquot special tour
Sanitary information : All required protective equipment is provided 1- Pick up where you are staying in Reims or Epernay. 2- Welcome and short presentation of the tour. 3 - Drive through the city to Veuve Clicquot Champagne place 4 - Visit the well-known cellars full of champagne bottles. 5 - Learn the champagne method and Veuve Clicquot history. 6 - Taste 2 different champagnes of Veuve Clicquot and enjoy the atmosphere of the Veuve Clicquot tasting room. 7 - Take advantage of the Veuve Clicquot shop to see all the branding products. 8 - Drive through the UNESCO classified landscapes and vineyards of Champagne 9 - Way back to your place with a lot of memories and photos. The tour will be in a convertible car if the weather permits.
Visite et dégustation de Champagne
Le Champagne Pascal -Fleury, en partenariat avec la Maison Minoterie, vous propose de venir découvrir leur exploitation familiale. Nous vous ferons visiter les toutes nouvelles installations (cuverie et pressoir) de Lucas Fleury, jeune viticulteur passionné qui vient de s'installer en bio. La visite est ludique, conviviale et vous apprendrez toutes sortes de choses sur la vinification. Une dégustation des différentes cuvées vous sera offerte à la fin de la visite, c'est un excellent moment pour échanger sur vos goûts champagnistiques!
All the champagne in half a day
Sanitary information : All required protective equipment is provided. I will make you discover the UNESCO landscapes of the Champagne aera, a local producer of Champagne and taste different types of champagne during the tour. 1- I will collect you where you are staying in Reims or in Epernay. 2- We will drive to the mountain of Reims across the villages and vineyards of Champagne. You will see the landscapes, the points of views and understand why the Champagne grappes are so specials. 3-You will meet a local winemaker in his cellar. He will show you his private production site and cellar. I will explain the differences beteween the small producers and the big houses of Champagne. 4 - Tasting time ! My friend will make you taste different types of Champagne taken from the cellar while explaining you how you can feel each special taste. You will taste minimum 3 different champagnes. 5 - If you want you can buy some champagne with the discount prices of the cellar, but there's no obligation at all. My friend even won't offer it to you, I will manage that directly with you, only if you're interested in. 6 - I will drive you back safely to your place with a lot of things to share with your friends :)
Private day tour in Champagne
Sanitary information : All required protective equipment is provided. I will make you discover the local producers of Champagne and the different types of champagne during an all day private tour. 1- I will collect you where you are staying in Champagne. 2- You will enjoy a French breakfast with organic coffee and croissant. 3- First we will meet a local winemaker in his cellar. He will show you his private production site and cellar. He will make you taste different types of Champagne taken from the cellar while explaining you how you can feel each aromas. 4- Then you will have a real French lunch organised for you to make you discover the food specialties of the Champagne area drinking champagne in a quiet place. 5- We will drive the mountain of Reims across the vineyards of Champagne. You will see the landscapes, the points of views and understand why the Champagne grappes are so specials. 6- We will meet a second totally different small winemaker. Learn about the winerowing, the type of grappes. Visit the press centre and vinification centre. 7 - Tasting of his Champagne : brut, rosé, blanc de blancs, and a new type one : blanc de noirs 8 - I'll drive you back safely. You can buy very good quality price Champagne during the tour if you want, just ask me.
A visit to Tonnerre
When I arrived in Tonnerre as a Parisian, a thousand questions struck my mind: What was Tonnerre like before? What story do these beautiful storefronts carry? Who is this Chevalier D'eon? What is this huge water-filled hole (Fosse Dionne) doing here? So much mystery to which I finally found (almost) all the answers. Join me for a walk in this city of character: Tonnerre! (And I guarantee it, it will be Thunder ...) I will tell you some stories interspersed with anecdotes collected by research, by exchanges with the native inhabitants of this city, and completed thanks to your generous questions! This tour will be enriched as your curiosity speaks. I am making this visit to share around this city and its heritage, and we can finish this visit with a glass of Thunder. I will be happy to show you around and discover Tonnerre, as I will with friends who have come to visit me. When I arrived in Tonnerre as a Parisian, a thousand questions popped into my mind: What did Tonnerre look like before? What is the story behind these beautiful storefronts? Who is this Chevalier Deon? What is this huge water-filled hole (Fosse Dionne) doing here? So many mysteries to which I finally found (almost) all the answers. Join me for a stroll through this town of character