Luxury Champagne Region Day Trip from Paris with Private Champagne Estate Visit

Luxury Champagne Region Day Trip from Paris with Private Champagne Estate Visit
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$175.29
Duration: 10 hours
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Delve into the exclusive world of the Champagne region and its offerings on this day trip from Paris. Leave ordinary life behind as you embark on a fully-guided, 10-hour tour of France's most famous sparkling wine region. Travel in an air-conditioned coach into the heart of French luxury, where you'll toast the drink of kings and spend a day completely immersed in the offerings of some of the region's most iconic producers.

Meet your guide on the steps of Opera Bastille in Paris, and board a comfortable coach bus for a journey to the illustrious Champagne region. Along the way your guide will provide details about your destination, including its history, traditions, and details on the Champagne you'll be tasting.

Your first stop is the Épernay, a picturesque hamlet that’s home to the Avenue de Champagne. This iconic street is said to be the “most expensive avenue in the world,” thanks to the multitude of Champagne stored in chalk cellars and stretching for miles beneath it.

Explore these underground tunnels for yourself with a visit to the esteemed Champagne house of Mercier, known for being France’s top-selling Champagne. Learn why these cellars were considered revolutionary at the time of their construction and a bit about their architect — the house’s visionary founder.

Once you’re through exploring these incredible subterranean lairs, spend some free time discovering this charming enclave. Stroll along the avenue admiring its stunning mansions, or savor some local cuisine. Your guide will be available to offer suggestions tailored to your interests.

It’s then time to settle back into your coach and embark on a winding tour through the rolling vineyards. Soon you’ll reach your next destination: Hautvillers. Famous for being the birthplace of Champagne, this lovely village is also home to a Benedictine abbey steeped in history — its cellar master was none other than Dom Pérignon.

Take a guided stroll through the heart of Hautvillers while learning about its history and most famous resident, as well as how he came to discover the secret recipe for this enchanting potion. In fact, he was so excited that he’s said to have cried, “Come quickly — I am tasting the stars!”

While Pérignon’s local tomb is a monument to his legacy, Hautvillers also has a fascinating way of recognizing the talents of its other inhabitants: beautifully forged iron signs that decorate shops and houses, revealing the trade of those who work or live there.

You'll then continue on to your final stop: a family-run Champagne estate, where you'll tour its rolling vineyards and candle-lit cellars. Learn about the Champagne-making process and sample three different Champagne varietals produced on the grounds.

Your day trip concludes with a leisurely bus trip back to the original departure point in Paris.

Delve into the exclusive world of the Champagne region and its offerings on this day trip from Paris. Leave ordinary life behind as you embark on a fully-guided, 10-hour tour of France's most famous sparkling wine region. Travel in an air-conditioned coach into the heart of French luxury, where you'll toast the drink of kings and spend a day completely immersed in the offerings of some of the region's most iconic producers.