Day Trip from Paris to the Champagne Region

Sip your way through the French countryside and visit local champagne houses, Reims, and Épernay

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Want to taste authentic champagne directly from the source? Then join this day trip from Paris and explore the beautiful countryside of the Champagne region! You’ll visit two expert champagne makers to try the finest local varieties, as well as the charming cites of Reims and Épernay, and the Abbey of Hautvillers—thought to be the birthplace of champagne. With a small group and friendly local guide, it’s the perfect way to escape the city and really get to know France’s iconic sparkling wine.

  • Small group tour from Paris
  • Drive through the French countryside
  • See the famous cathedral of Riems
  • Learn the secrets of champagne
  • Explore Épernay and Abbey of Hautvillers
  • Tastings at two renowned champagne houses
  • Return to Paris for the evening

After meeting your local guide and small group in central Paris, you'll board a comfortable vehicle for the scenic drive into the idyllic French countryside. Your first stop in the Champagne Region is the important city of Reims—home to a magnificent cathedral that you'll explore. Later the tour will take you to see the Abbey of Hautvillers and beautiful Épernay, where you'll have free time to explore and buy lunch.

During the day, you'll also visit two beloved local champagne houses, where you'll learn about the champagne making process and sample some their fine varieties, along with some light snacks.

Paris to Champagne Day Tour Description

Your 10-hour day trip from Paris includes:

  • Comfortable round-trip transportation from Paris

  • Visit two local champagne houses for tasting experiences

  • Explore Reims and its famous cathedral

  • Visit to Épernay with free time for lunch

  • See the Abbey of Hautvillers, home of Dom Perignon

  • Friendly, knowledgeable English-speaking guide

  • Maximum group size of 18

Cathedral City of Reims 

Your 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 stroll through its attractive center and explore its famous cathedral, Notre Dame de Reims. You'll feel like a royal as you enter the Gothic cathedral in which dozens of French kings have been coronated.

Taittinger Champagne House

After exploring Reims, it’s time to visit the first champagne house of the day. At the renowned Taittinger Champagne House, you'll learn all about the detailed process of curating champagne. Visit their intricate wine cellars and see how expert wine producers manufacture such a delicious product. Of course, you'll 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 tasting experience.

Stop for Lunch in Charming Épernay

Onto the next stop, and the charming town of Epernay. This pretty town is at the heart of the champagne industry, home to some of the most famous producers. You'll have free time to explore here, and we recommend a stroll down Avenue de Champagne to grab lunch in one of many restaurants that line the street.

 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 delightful village that's home to the famous Dom Perignon. Along with your guide, you'll explore this Benedictine monastery and see Perignon’s tomb and final resting place.

Local Champagne Vineyard

Your second champagne house of the day is a smaller, family-owned vineyard set among the lush French countryside. This is the kind of locally curated blend that you won't find in shops at home, so it's a great chance to try new flavors and understand the differences between a household name champagne and a local favorite.

At the end of your day of champagne tasting, charming cities, and peaceful countryside, you'll be driven back to Paris in time for the evening.

What you get with this tour
Comfortable round-trip transportation from Paris
Visit two local champagne houses for tasting experiences
Explore Riems and it's famous cathedral
Visit to Épernay with free time for lunch
See the Abbey of Hautvillers, home of Dom Perignon
Friendly, knowledgeable English-speaking guide
Maximum group size of 18
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Excellent tour day with amazing guide!
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We did our tour on Sep 9 and visited two champagne houses. Thomas, our driver, was patient, kind and helpful. Virginie, our guide, was fantastic! She made sure we had a great time, and worked patiently around a bubbly group of enthusiastic friends. She kept us on schedule without pushing, making sure we experienced and learned what the beautiful region had to offer. She took care of every detail so we could just enjoy, I highly recommend the tour guy and their team. Thank you Virginie, for a wonderful time!

Virginie set the stage for the girls Paris getaway
13 September 2022
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elizabeth Avila

The Tour Guy was not only extremely accommodating with the requests of 6 girls coming from different parts of the world and in addition to this the level of communication and professionalism was class A. Our tour coordinator/guide in Paris (Virginie) was kind, thoughtful and Professional. She helped the Group stay on schedule and the day was totally uneventful. Best way to spent my Bday with amazing friends while sipping champagne in one of the most beautiful sceneries in France. We as a group learned plenty about the process of Champagne making and walked away with valuable tips. Highly appreciated! Liza Ávila

A Tour to Remember!
13 September 2022
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Well Organized Tour! The driver was friendly and careful. The French Lady tour guy was fantastic. Very energetic and answer all our question. Thanks Virginie for such an upstanding service! Until Next time. Greetings from New York City.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Near the big white planter boxes with trees in Place Louis-Armand directly across from the doors to the Gare de Lyon (bus station). A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

It's a good idea to bring some light snacks and some bottled water. If you're taking this Paris day trip to Champagne when it's not summer, bring a light jacket. The towns around the Champagne region are sometimes chilly.

Can children come on the tour?

Yes! Children are welcome and will still be able to enjoy the wonders of the region. Non-alcoholic substitutions will be available in the place of champagne.

Are lunch and wine included in the price of this day trip?

The wine tastings and small plates that accompany them are included. Lunch in Épernay is not included in the tour price, but your guide will be happy to recommend some wonderful places to eat.

What to bring?

It's a good idea to bring some light snacks and some bottled water. If you're taking this Paris day trip to Champagne when it's not summer, bring a light jacket. The towns around the Champagne region are sometimes chilly.

Where to meet?

Near the big white planter boxes with trees in Place Louis-Armand directly across from the doors to the Gare de Lyon (bus station). A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What if I'd prefer a private Champagne tour?

No problem! This is a small group tour with a maximum of 18 people, but we also offer a Private Day Trip from Paris to Champagne

Can I still come if I don't drink alcohol?

Yes, you're welcome to come! Just reach out to us directly so we can work with our partners to accommodate your needs.

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