Luxury Packaged Tour, Romance in France.
3 days and 2 nights.
Epernay: Avenue de Champagne & Scenic Route
Vineyards of the Cotes des Blancs and Grand Cru Villages,
tour and Champagne tasting at top of the range boutique wineries,
Reims and its gorgeous Cathedral, Champagne barrel maker,
and Dom Perignon's tomb in Hautvillers, overnight in Luxury Hotel**** & SPA
COTE DES BLANCS / EPERNAY / HAUTVILLERS REIMS CATHEDRAL / BOUTIQUE CHAMPAGNE / MONTAGNE DE REIMS
This private packaged Champagne tour is for those that want to enjoy the Champagne region in relaxing way. You have enough time to tour the must see of Champagne as well as extra visits that are worth a stop like a barrel maker. With the Romance in France tour, you have the time to relax during your holidays and to take advantage of the beautiful SPA of your Luxury hotel.
The luxury hotel for two nights in located in the heart of the Champagne vineyards.
Day 1: Tours and Champagne tasting in Reims region.
Paris departure recommendation: Gare de l'Est 7.58AM.
8.44 am: Your private guide picks you up at Reims train station.
(Private transfer from Paris available with supplement).
Private guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims. Listed in the Unesco World Heritage, 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary ? over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two, all of the Kings of France would be crowned here!
Day 2: Tours and Champagne tasting in Epernay region.
Your guide drives you to the Scenic Route du Champagne which meanders among the vineyards and the picturesque villages. On this Champagne Day Tour you will be taken to the C?te des Blancs for a sightseeing of some of the most famous Grandes Maisons de Champagne such as: Bollinger, Gosset, Deutz, etc. En route the countryside is enamelled with beautiful Grand Cru villages like Ay, Hautvillers, Bouzy, Le Mesnil, Vernezay, etc.
Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Moet & Chandon.
Founded in 1743 by Claude Moet it becomes within 40 year the first international brand in the world. Its history is linked to some famous figures such as The Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon The 1st.
This Champagne is also sold to many important historical events among which King Edwards VII's coronation, Cannes Film Festival, the 120th anniversary of the Liberty Statue, etc.. It is probably nowadays the most famous Champagne brand around the world.
Lunch at your leisure in Epernay.
Tour along the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay:
Located in the heart of town, Epernay is internationally known as the "Capital of Champagne". Epernay's stunning main street appears like an exhibition of opulent mansions housing the most illustrious Maisons de Champagne: Moet & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier, etc. Not to mention the 100km of tunnels under the pavement!
Tour and tasting at a family Domaine. This Chateau located Avenue de Champagne belongs to a well-known family in the world of fine wines. Involved in the wine business for generations, they are implanted in different wine region like Sancerre, Chablis, Vouvray or Provence. You will surely appreciate the "savoir faire" of the house.
Return to you hotel mid-afternoon for a relaxing moment at the SPA.
Your massage is about to start: 5.00 PM Aromassage (Essential, Purify, Nutrition, Soothe, Lift, Radiance)
Dinner at your leisure.
Day 3: Tours and Champagne tasting, escargots de Champagne.
Check out after breakfast.
Tour of the exquisite village of Hautvillers, overlooking Epernay and all the vineyards. You will see the grave of the Monk Dom Perignon in the village church. We'll walk to the edge of the hill and enjoy the view on the whole Marne Valley and all the vineyards owned by the most famous Champagne producers around Epernay.
Tour of a snail farm.
Located in the Grand Crus Champagne appellation, this snail farm produces one of the most famous French specialties, the snails. During the tour, you get to understand how we grow and prepare those delicious little animals.
At the end of the tour, escargot tasting accompanied with a glass of Champagne Grand Cru of course.
Drive along the picturesque vineyard roads to Reims.
Tour of Villa Demoiselle and final champagne tasting!
The Villa Demoiselle is a nice example of 1920's Art Deco style.
It was built in the beginning of the 20th century according to plans by the architect Louis Sorel. In 2004, the Champagnes Vranken, acquired the villa and undertook a major restoration.
You end the visit with a glass of champagne from the Maison Pommery.
After a busy afternoon, transfer to Reims station.
End of the tour.
Reims departure recommendation: 5.15 am train N 2752
This tour includes: transportation in an air-conditioned comfortable Mercedes minibus, fulltime wine guide fluent in English, 2 night in Deluxe hotel***** & SPA on double occupancy Deluxe room, breakfast & tax included, 1 gourmet dinner, 1 Aromassage at the SPA, 2 tours and tastings in boutique champagne wineries, tour of the last Champagne coopery, tour and wine tasting at Moet Chandon, visit the monuments of Reims Cathedral, Abbey of Hauvillers with Dom Perignon tomb, sightseeing of Reims, Villa Demoiselle and tasting, snails farm tour and tasting and scenic route du Champagne in Epernay region.
The wineries mentioned in this tour are subject to changes.
This tour does not include: personal expenses, extra, gratuities, other drinks, other meals, single supplement.