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From Paris: Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour

1. From Paris: Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour

Enjoy an exclusive day trip to the city of Reims, and discover where many French kings were crowned before the French Revolution. Transfer from Paris to the historic city in the Champagne region of France. Upon arrival, take a guided walk around the city center, and then go to the unique Reims Cathedral. Learn about its place in French history as the traditional coronation place for the kings of France. Marvel at its fine French Gothic architecture, and hear about some of the treasures contained within its walls. Next, transfer to the legendary vineyards of the Champagne region to taste different types of sparkling wine. Then, sit down and take the opportunity to discover local gastronomy. Savor a three-course lunch including a starter, main, and dessert at a local restaurant. Visit one of the most famous producers in the region. Learn how Champagne is made, from the pruning of the grape vines to the grape pressing, blending, and wine storage. See ancient cellars filled with glass containers and valuable contents gathering dust before tasting the wines. Finally, at the end of the day, you will return to your accommodation in Paris.

Reims: Cathedral of Notre Dame Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

2. Reims: Cathedral of Notre Dame Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Journey back in time on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, a monument of French Gothic art and architecture where many of the kings of France were crowned. Upon arrival, admire the breathtaking façade of the cathedral, which dates to the middle ages, before heading inside to discover the church's many secrets. Inside, admire fine tapestries and stained glassed windows from the 13th to 20th centuries. Learn more about the history of the church from your licensed guide and discover which kings were crowned there.

From Reims: Pommery Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

3. From Reims: Pommery Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

Meet your local guide near Reims center train station and start the day with the discovery of Reims city center 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”, a 2000-year-old arch, and the 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 as 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 from 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 traditional Champagne method with a concrete and visual approach. Appreciate several tastings of their own production and acquire tasting knowledge and expertise with these rare champagnes. Your morning tour ends in front of Reims center train station.

From Reims: Vranken Pommery and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

4. From Reims: Vranken Pommery and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

This full-day tour begins with a pick-up at 9:30 AM at the forecourt of the Reims-Centre train station (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday). When you arrive in the Champagne region, you’ll start with a sightseeing tour of Reims. The city of coronations, Reims, is also the city of Champagne, the most celebrated and festive of wines. On the way, hear about Reims, the city where the Kings of France were crowned, and arrive at the Vranken Pommery Champagne Estate (visit and tasting fees included). Enjoy a tour of the grand estate, finishing with a tasting of Vranken Pommery Champagne. Pay a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral. Explore inside the UNESCO-listed wonder on a guided tour and admire the 13th-century cathedral, with its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. After that, take a scenic drive through the vineyards of Montagne de Reims, passing through the Grand Cru villages of Verzenay and Mailly, as your guide explains the Champagne-making process. Take a picture at the vineyards and hear about the importance of ‘terroir’ in cultivating grapes. You will then stop at a Champagne family estate and discover a different side of the prestigious Champagne industry. Savor a 3-course Champagne lunch where you are treated to delicious regional specialties, accompanied by a selection of 3 Champagnes and coffee/tea. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the production site, and discover how Champagne is made. Finish this fantastic program with another tasting of 3 Champagne glasses (different ones). On return to Reims, your tour ends back at the train station at 5.30 PM.

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What people are saying about Reims

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Excellent experience, our guide Thomas is prepared and very attentive, in addition to keeping the group in synergy, he has extensive technical knowledge and a well-planned itinerary, we first went to a very famous cooperative in the region, Nicolas Faullete, where we were able to know the whole process production of champagne where we could taste some labels, after we had an incredible lunch in a beautiful hotel located in an exuberant landscape of the vineyards. In the afternoon we went to the Mercier Champagne House, where we enjoyed a tour under the immense underground cellars with tasting. Then we made a stop to enjoy the landscape of the vineyards, tasting another excellent label. We end with a visit to Reims Cathedral. During the tour, Thomas made a point of stopping at other Champagne houses like Moet Chandon for anyone who wanted to shop. Unhurried tour, very fun and informative, I recommend it!!

Wonderful day in Champagne, with both small house/cooperative and large producer tours. Our tour leader, Thomas, was informative, fun and engaging. Highly recommended!

Great day in the champagne region. Ziggy our guide was interesting and knowledgeable. Lunch was delicious and not rushed. Fabulous experience!

Very pleasant and interesting visit! Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. I absolutely recommend to fully enjoy the cathedral!

The tour guide was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and informative. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Reims.