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Luxury Small Group Champagne Day Trip from Paris with Moët

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11 hrs

Max 15

Why take this tour?

Immerse yourself in the effervescent story of the world's most prestigious wine in this Champagne tour from Paris. You'll explore the abbeys of Benedictine monks, walk the most expensive street in France and of course, taste some of the finest sparkling wine on earth. Be sure to arrive thirsty, we take care of all the transportation so you can sip 5 different champagnes throughout the course of the day.

Take a sip of some of the world's finest wines

Your Champagne tour from Paris begins in Central Paris where you'll hop aboard a private minibus and meet your expert guide and 14 fellow travelers. It's only a 2-hour ride to the Champagne Region, so settle in and watch the city fall away as you head into one of the most lovely countrysides in France.

Your first stop is a pilgrimage spot for champagne lovers: the Benedictine Abbey in Hautvillers where the legendary Dom Perignon developed some of the production methods that still characterize the making of champagne. As you see the tomb of the most famous forefather of champagne, you might be surprised to learn that he wasn't necessarily the biggest fan of bubbly and a lot of his research...

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Your Champagne tour from Paris begins in Central Paris where you'll hop aboard a private minibus and meet your expert guide and 14 fellow travelers. It's only a 2-hour ride to the Champagne Region, so settle in and watch the city fall away as you head into one of the most lovely countrysides in France.

Your first stop is a pilgrimage spot for champagne lovers: the Benedictine Abbey in Hautvillers where the legendary Dom Perignon developed some of the production methods that still characterize the making of champagne. As you see the tomb of the most famous forefather of champagne, you might be surprised to learn that he wasn't necessarily the biggest fan of bubbly and a lot of his research was actually aimed at slowing down the double-fermentation process that created it. With a bit of history under your belt, you'll head to a scenic overlook to enjoy a light breakfast as you gaze out over the countryside.

Next, we'll take you to the nearby town of Epernay to visit a family-run winery whose production process has changed very little for the last 300 years. Your tour of the winery will include every step of the champagne-making process and also teach you about the many ancient traditions of champagne making. Afterwards, you'll taste four spectacular versions from their stocks. As you enjoy a crash course on how to distinguish the various tastes hidden within this legendary wine, you'll also learn how to open a bottle the 'proper' way, i.e., with a saber. As you taste the champagne from this bottle, you'll also learn the history behind this bombastic and showy way of chopping the head off a glass bottle. Hint: Napoleon was involved.

Afterwards, you'll head into Epernay and break for lunch. It isn't included in the price of your Champagne tour, but your guide will give you plenty of recommendations for where you can go to enjoy authentic versions of the region's famously hearty cuisine.

Epernay is the world capital of champagne production and the caves under the city streets are literally packed with a treasure-trove of aging champagne. After lunch you'll head down into caves owned by Moët & Chandon, one of the most prestigious names in champagne-making, for a tour and tastings. It might be a world-famous brand but its production methods have changed very little over the last couple hundred years. You'll enjoy the fruits of these methods with a taste of one of their most popular blends.

Many champagne tours from Paris include only a few tastings, or only take you to one winery. With 5 separate tastings, and two different wineries, including private transport, we want to make sure your experience is as luxurious and VIP as it can be. When you finish in Moët, you'll hop back inside your private transport and head back to Paris, arriving around 6.30pm, just in time to keep the party rolling with a night on the town.

  • Sites Visited
  • Benedictine Abbey in Hautvillers
  • Epernay
  • Two Wineries including Moët & Chandon
  • Tour Includes
  • Champagne Tastings (5)
  • Private transport
Stop by the Benedictine Abbey Hautvillers
This is where Dom Perignon did most of his best work
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We had a terrific time on the tour. We had gone to the wrong opera house in Paris. Catherine was extremely helpful. She contacted our guide, Hugo, and they waited for us to get to the correct place. The people were gracious. Hugo was a most knowledgeable guide and made the tour very entertaining. He has a great personality, always engaged with us. We had a wonderful day. Thanks so much specifically to Kate and Hugo.