Day Trip from Paris to the Champagne Region

Sample the Region's Best Wines and Explore Reims and Épernay

Travel from Paris to Champagne for a scenic trip to the French countryside. Sip delicious champagne and explore the intricate process of manufacturing this delicious French wine.

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It is a leisurely day but we do recommend wearing walking shoes as you will be touring vineyards and walking around town.

10 h
max 18
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Champagne Region
Visiting this popular French beverage’s title city is definitely an excuse to pop a bottle of champagne. Visit two of the area’s major cities while exploring the rolling vineyards and French landscapes. Explore exquisite champagne houses and wine cellars and enjoy a delicious lunch along the way. This full day day trip from Paris includes:

  • - Round-trip transportation from Paris and back
  • - Two Champagne houses for tasting experiences
  • - Free time in Épernay
  • - Visit to the famous Cathedral in Reims

Cathedral in Reims 

Our first stop on this day trip from Paris to Champagne will be a visit to the city of Reims, known as the capital city of the Champagne region. There, you can explore its main cathedral, Notre Dame de Reims. Feel like a royal as you enter the gothic cathedral in which dozens of French kings have been coronated.
 

Taittinger Champagne House

After exploring this beautiful cathedral, it’s time to visit the first champagne house of the day. At the Taittinger Champagne House, you will learn all about the detailed process of curating champagne. Visit charming wine cellars and see how expert wine producers manufacture such a delicious product. Of course, enjoy the fruits of their labor by trying out some sensational bubbly for yourself.
 
While we do our best to visit the Taittinger Champagne house, sometimes we will substitute this stop for another Champagne house in the area based on availability. No worries though, you'll still have a fantastic sparkling wine tasting experience.

Lunch in Épernay

Onto the next stop, visit the charming town of Epernay. Here, walk the streets lined with dozens of restaurants and storefronts. Stroll down Avenue de Champagne and get a bite to eat before continuing onto the next stops of your Paris day trip.
 
The price of lunch is not included in the cost of this tour.

Abbey of Hautvillers

Often considered the birthplace of Champagne, the Abbey of Hautvillers is a charming village home to the famous Dom Perignon. Explore this Benedictine monastery and see Perignon’s tomb and final resting place.

Local Champagne Vineyard

Your second champagne house of the day will be a smaller, family-owned vineyard. Here, you will be able to compare the two wine cellars and champagne flavors and decide on a favorite. Understand the differences between a household name champagne versus a more locally curated blend from a family-owned brand.

 

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