Unesco Champagne Experience from Epernay (Private full day tour)

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Overview

Discovery of the most famous UNESCO Sites in Champagne : Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims, Avenue de Champagne in Epernay and the villages and vineyards of the Marne Valley with its historic hillsides listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site where Champagne was born. In Hautvillers, village called the “Cradle of Champagne”, guided tour of the Church of Dom Pérignon and the vineyard. Discovery of the famous village and Grand Cru vineyard of Aÿ-Champagne. Pause at the most beautiful viewpoints of Champagne and gain more understanding of vineyard management. Visit the production site of a family of independent producer/grower followed by commented tastings of a selection of 3 Champagnes Grand Cru/Premier Cru as well as the essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs during additional tastings. Commented passage through the "Avenue de Champagne" in Epernay, called "the most expensive Avenue in the World" with its 200 million bottles in the cellars. Convivial Champagne lunch (a bottle for 2).

What's Included
  1. Private transportation
  2. Lunch (with a bottle of champagne for 2 persons)
  3. Visit and tastings of 3 Champagne Grand Cru/Premier Cru
  4. Additional tastings of the 3 essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs ( Ratafia, Fine et Marc)
  5. Private guide/chauffeur
Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

Start time

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7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

End Point

Queen Victoria Statue
30/A, Nrupathunga Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
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What To Expect
Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers

Discover one of the most famous Unesco Site in Champagne : The Reims Cathedral, site of the coronation of the kings of France who is the essential first step of your stay in Champagne. Before giving you the opportunity to explore its interior, your guide will explain the Cathedral’s history and mysteries. To join it, we will pass by the "Colline Saint-Nicaise", occupied by famous Champagne Houses (Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery...) which have exploited the chalk pits there since the end of the 18th century, also inscribed on the World Heritage List.

Hautvillers

In Hautvillers, village called the “Cradle of Champagne”, enjoy a private tour of the Church where the grave of Dom Pérignon, known as the spiritual father of Champagne, is. We will tell you his story and you will finally know whether or not he is the inventor of Champagne !

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims

In Hautvillers, we will also stop in the historical hillsides of Champagne listed as Word Heritage Site by Unesco to enjoy the most magnificent panorama of Champagne overlooking the Marne Valley, the place where Dom Pérignon carried out his experiments in winemaking. It is the ideal place in the heart of the vineyards to take unforgettable photos of you and this breathtaking landscape. We will visit a family of independent producer/grower and we will explain the Champagne production process to you discovering their press, winery and cellar.* You will taste there 3 different Champagnes during a commented tasting. *depending on the season and availability, this visit/tastings may take place in a village of the "Côte des Blancs" or in Aÿ-Champagne.

Ay-Champagne

You will discover also the famous village of Aÿ-Champagne, its hillsides listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and famous Grand Cru vineyards. Do you know that the village of Aÿ-Champagne was the main center of the Champagne industry in the 16th century and still has a very special place ? The kings of France had their own presses there and the wines of Champagne were formerly called "Wines of Aÿ". You will discover a part of this historic village and its famous vineyard mainly planted with Pinot noir where we will tell you about the work of the vines, the grape varieties, this exceptional Terroir, sustainable viticulture... We will also stop in front of the headquarters of famous Champagne Houses of Aÿ such as Bollinger, Deutz, Ayala.. During the day, in addition to the Champagnes, taste the 3 essential Champagne alcohols and aperitifs : Ratafia, Fine de la Marne and Marc de Champagne from the Goyard Distillery which is the oldest in Champagne.

Mareuil-sur-Ay

For lunch, we have selected for you Champagne and dining bars appreciated by the locals in order to share this convivial moment*. On the menu, to accompany your glasses of Champagne (a bottle for 2 persons) for example : gourmet platters of charcuterie and cheese with bread and salad, ready-made farm meals, pâtés, regional biscuits and coffee. When booking your tour, please inform us if you have food allergies or have any dietary requirements. *Depending on the day of the tour, the lunch location may vary.

Avenue de Champagne

We will also pass through the Premier Cru village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in the Marne Valley with its historic hillsides listed as well as World Heritage Site by Unesco and mainly planted with Pinot Noir. This is the village where more confidential Champagne Houses are located : Champagne Billecart-Salmon and Philipponnat.

Additional Info
  1. Public transportation options are available nearby
  2. Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  1. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time
  2. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  3. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  4. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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