Champagne Private Tour From Paris


12 hours

No extra hour will be charged

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Private Tour


Day trip from Paris towards the city of Reims, in the Champagne region, known worldwide for its unique and prestigious champagne production.

We will visit 1 of the following cellars:

Cave Moët and Chandon
Cave Mumm
Cave Veuve Clicquot
Cave Pommery

Visits will be carried out with a guide and include a glass of champagne.

We will then visit the city center of Reims, visiting the majestic Reims Cathedral from the 13th century, the coronation site of French kings.

We will visit Hautvillers and the abbey of Dom Périgon.

You will taste 3 glasses of champagne at a renowned local producer.

After the visit, we will return to Paris, passing through Épernay and the famous Avenue de Champagne, where we will stop at the Moët e Chandon store.


  • Visit and tastings in the main cellars
  • Champagne expert guide
  • Experience in a renowned local producer

History of the Champagne

The Origins of Champagne: Return to the Middle Ages

Since the beginning of the Middle Ages, in the 5th century AD, it is the religious who administer wine production, the latter serving to celebrate the Eucharist.

While the number of vineyards in Champagne continues to grow, the year 1114 is decisive. In that year, the great letter of Champagne was signed by several clerics. It represents the founding act of the Champagne vineyard. Thanks to this letter, the possessions of the abbey of Saint-Pierre-aux-Monts (Châlons-en-Champagne) are confirmed, which allows the Champagne vineyard to develop in the best possible way.

A prosperous vineyard and an effervescent wine

At the end of the 16th century, the wines of this region are called “Champagne Wines”. The mania continues in the seventeenth century: these wines are increasingly popular in the royal courts of France and England.

Around 1660, a technique is used by the English to preserve the aromas of Champagne wine: bottling. However, this practice has a disadvantage, that of making sparkling wine! And it is this characteristic that gives this wine its nickname “wine of the devil”.

The glass was not suitable, the bottles exploded in the basements and the covers were expelled! A plus anyway: the English loved this sparkling wine.

History of Champagne: Between Legends and Reality

In 1670, Dom Pérignon had returned from a stay at the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire, near Limoux, a city already known for making sparkling wines.

It is said that the Benedictine monk tested this method of winemaking in the wines of his abbey in the Marne. Another legend explains that Dom Pérignon introduced the lid in liege. Thanks to its impermeability and its insulating properties, the latter allowed the wine to remain fresh and sparkling.

It was necessary to wait until the year 1729 to see the first house of champagne: Ruinart, founded by Nicolas-Irénée Ruinart in Reims. However, only 300,000 bottles of Champagne wine are shipped every year at this time. It was in the 18th century that this sparkling wine began to cross borders and export, thanks to the families that owned the vineyards. Among them, the essential Moët, Bollinger or Pommery!

Contemporary era: new progress

Author and scientist, Jules Salleron invented the cork stopper in 1860. Twenty-two years later, he developed a revolutionary precision instrument in oenology: the densimeter. The latter was used to measure the alcoholic strength of the wine and to check that it did not contain too much sugar or yeast. In 1928, up to 24 million bottles are shipped! The consumption of this wine, synonymous with celebration, is becoming more and more popular. Nowadays, champagne is widely acclaimed as an aperitif or dessert. The year 2015 was up to a record year for the consumption of champagne, with more than 161 million bottles shipped, only by France.


What is included in this tour?

Private Transportation

Visit at your own pace

French Guide

additional taxe

Restaurant Reservations

Tour leaving on the day, time and place of your choice

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