A day in Champagne - Reims, the capitale of Champagne region - France

Tasting
Champagne, Local Food
Activity
Tour
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, French
Theme
Private, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
321
37
/ Person
Meeting The French -
Activity Overview
We will drive for one and a half hours from Paris to arrive in Reims. Reims is referred to as the capital of Champagne region. We will tour through the vineyard covered countryside, visit the remarkable Cathedral of Reims as you experience the friendliness of the wine growers in this historic area. Join us as you learn the history and mysteries of the wine makers in this renowned world destination well known for its sparkly wine- champagne.

The day’s programme:
8:00 am: Hotel pick up in Paris

10:30 am: Visit to a champagne vineyard near Reims and meeting with the wine-grower
“Terroir”, is a French word that means “a sense of place.” Nowhere else could be better than in Champagne where the grapes are grown on land that features a unique quality. The Champagne grape is a product that is extracted from the soil but is also intimately dependent on the climate, vine and ultimately the human knowledge of the wine-grower. Your expert guide will teach you about the champagne soil, the vine yard, the vines and the work that is done throughout the year. Here you will learn the different steps of champagne-making, learn why the geographical situation of the region is essential and how the talent and personality of the professional wine-grower results in each unique vintage.
From classic notions about wine-tasting, you will be more particularly initiated to the techniques applied for champagne-tasting. You will have the possibility to buy some champagne at the producer’s rates.

12:30 pm: Lunch at a restaurant in Reims

2:00 pm: Guided visit to Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral
Reims Cathedral is the place where Clovis, the first Christian king of the Franks, was christened. It is also where the coronations of twenty five kings of France, from Louis VIII in 1223 to Charles X in 1825 were held. This 13th century gothic cathedral is an ancient religious jewel and a symbolic place for all European people. Enjoy yourself and appreciate the breathtaking front, lacy stonework, illuminated stained glass windows and be charmed by the celebrated “smiling angel” sculpture that welcomes you at the northern portico.

3.30 pm: visit to the underground chalk cellar of one of Reims'most famous Champagne houses
Houses are the first champagne representatives both in France and in the entire world. Nurture your knowledge about the history of champagne and how the most prestigious houses contributed throughout the ages to offer the exceptional quality of wines we enjoy today. You will be told about some of the traditional secrets of these famous vintners and thus, better understand the differences between the houses. You will taste a glass of Champagne at the end of the visit with guide comments.

5:30 pm: departure for an arrival in Paris at around 8 pm
 
Included
  • A light breakfast with beverage will be offered on board
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel
  • All entry fees and luncheon
  • Small champagne winegrower
  • Guided walking tour of Reims Cathedral
  • Visit to one of Reims' most famous vineyards: Pommery, Taittinger, Mumm, Lanson...
  • A 3-course-lunch (excluding drinks)
  • Tasting of 2 champagne throughout the day
Group-size:
1-7 people
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
321
37
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Daily8:00 AM
Duration
12 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Homemade Cake - 2 slices to open your appetite ! 

Gaspacho – tomato, chip of aged cheese, ham from Bayonne, rocket, olive oil, salt, garlic

SALADS and TOAST

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Large toast of mozzarella di bufala – ham from Bayonne, guacamole

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BOARDS

3 chesses – see the selection of the day

5 cheeses - Tête de moine, Saint Nectaire fermier, Beaufort, Chèvre fermier, Brillat-Savarin

7 chesses - Moliterno à la truffe, Tête de moine, Vieux comté, Reblochon fermier, Chèvre fermier, Brie de Meaux/Melun, Epoisses

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Charcuterie – Dry sausage, Ham of Bayonne, Coppa, Pancetta

Mixt Board – 3 cheeses, 3 charcuteries

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HOT CHEESE!

Fondue savoyarde – Beaufort d’été, Abondance fermière, Emmental IGP de Savoie, served with charcuterie

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Cheese and beer: a story of fermentation – 1 beer + a selection of cheeses

Cheese and tea: when the opposite meet ! - 1 delicious tea + a selection of cheeses

Cheese and juice, surprising pairings! - 1 fruit juice + a selection of cheeses

Cheese and … coffee, the clash of the titans! - 2 cheeses, 2 coffees

GRILLED CHEESES
Made with fresh toasted bread, and served with a green salad and a hot potatoe!

From’ d’Ambert– Blue cheese: fourme d’Ambert fermière, fig jam, ham of Bayonne 12 months aged

From’Comté – comté AOP, ham, muschrooms, tomato pesto

From’Blochon – farmer reblochon, potato, Ham of Bayonne

From’Mozza (Vegetarian) – mozzarella di bufala, tomato, pesto

From’Chèvre – farmer goat cheese, drye tomato, pesto

DESSERTS

Farmer yogurt from Savoie

Fromage blanc with homemade dulce de leche

Homemade Fontainebleau: old recipe we want you to rediscover, served with red fruit coulis

Homemade cheesecake - Vanilla, spéculoos

Homemade Tiramisu

The Parisian coffee: coffee/tea served with 3 small desserts - Fontainebleau, Cheesecake, Chocolat

Digestive - Génépi, Prune, Poire Williams, Chartreuse

TO DRINK

Homemade lemonade

Farmer organic apple juice

Mineral water 1L

Sparkling water 1L

Soda

Botte of beer 33Cl

Expresso

Longo

Dobble

Cafe Latte

Tea

Hot chocolate
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