How to Visit the Champagne Region of France


We offer four ways of visiting the Champagne region for a day from Paris:

Guided Small Group Full Day Trips

Moet and ChandonWith LinkParis.com, you can make a full day of touring focusing on either Epernay or Reims, with a city tour, cellar visit, vineyard visit, gourmet lunch (included) and full guide services throughout the day. Bring the local region to life with a full day tour from Paris.  You’ll be with a group of no more than 8 people.

Self-Guided Half-Day Trips

Prefer to make it a half-day? With the fast trains (about an hour from Paris via TGV), you can easily get from Paris to Epernay or Reims for a morning cellar tour at Moet and Chandon or G.H. Mumm.

Epernay, FranceAfterward, you can enjoy lunch in town, take the train to Epernay or Reims for a second tasting, or head back to Paris. Don't worry, taking the train is easy between Epernay and Reims, and besides, we'll give you detailed instructions just in case you drink too much Champagne! No matter what level of tour you choose, do treat yourself to a couple of bottles to bring back to Paris for a picnic along the Seine, or back home.  If it lasts that long, that is.

 

About Reims and Epernay

Has any place on earth been more synonymous with celebration than the French region of Champagne?   Champagne launches the bride and groom with a toast (or three),  it caps every properly celebrated New Year’s Eve, and ships going to sea are unlucky if their naming does not involve a champagne bottle being broken across the bow. 

The city of Reims (pronounced "rance" like France without the "F") features a famous cathedral, where all the kings of France were crowned, and many venerable champagne houses, among them G.H. Mumm, Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot.  There is a friendly and very serious rivalry with the nearby town of Epernay,  which can lay claim to being the very spot where Dom Perignon is said to have created champagne, and uttered, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!” Historians quibble about the truth of this legend, but it captures the spirit of the region and its namesake beverage. Besides Moet and Chandon, Epernay is home to Pol Roger, Perrier Jouet and many a famous house.