3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Head to the home of Champagne on a full-day private tour from Paris that includes samples galore! With a knowledgeable guide, passionate about fine wines and Champagne, you’ll tour the ultra-chic Moet and Chandon Champagne cellars in Epernay, learning all about the production of its exceptional sparkling wine. Plus visit the village of Hautvilliers, known for being the hometown of Dom Pérignon, and explore the House of Mumm Champagne cellars in Reims.

Highlights

  • Private Champagne tour from Paris with an attentive and knowledgeable guide
  • Visit the Moet and Chandon Champagne cellars in Epernay, near Reims
  • Walk through the village of Hautvillers, hometown of Dom Pérignon
  • Explore the House of Mumm Champagne cellars in Reims
  • Sample premium Champagne like GH Mumm's Cordon Rouge label
  • Learn about the intricate Champagne-making process from your private guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Moet and Chandon, Hautvillers and the House of Mumm Champagne Day Trip from Paris

Private Tour: Moet and Chandon, Hautvillers and the House of Mumm Champagne Day Trip from Paris

Set off from Paris by luxury minivan with your private guide and head to the glamorous Moet and Chandon Champagne House in Epernay, near Reims. With the largest Champagne cellars in France, the high-end Champagne house boasts nearly 17 miles (28km) of underground tunnels where its classic sparkling wine matures.

As you tour this subterranean maze of chalk cellars with your knowledgeable private guide, learn about the process of turning white wine into something fizzy! Hear about temperature control and levels of humidity, and learn how the bubbles get into each bottle. At the end of your 1-hour walking tour around the cellars, try a glass of Moet Champagne and discuss its complicated creation with your guide.

Leaving Epernay behind, your private tour continues through Reims Mountain National Park, home of the prestigious Grand Cru vineyards, before reaching the charming village of Hautvillers. Often referred to as ‘the birthplace of Champagne,’ the village is best-known for its famous ex-resident Dom Pérignon, the Benedictine monk who spent much of his life producing and perfecting Champagne.

Reims is the last stop of your tour, and it’s here that you’ll visit the incredible House of Mumm Champagne cellars. As a sommelier guide walks you around, discover the different production stages involved in creating Mumm’s famous bubbly. End your tour on a high note, with a glass of GH Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne, before returning to Paris.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

most enjoyable

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better March 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the tour but felt that the price we paid wasn't worth the entire trip. The tour included transportation to and from the champagne region as well as one glass of champagne during each of the two tours we went on, but didn't include lunch (some of the other tours did). Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us good information on our way up, but we felt that the transportation portion was definitely the majority of what we paid for. It would have been nice if another glass of champagne or lunch was included, but we did enjoy the day.

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