A one day tour from Paris to Epernay to experience France's Champagne region
Visit the Moet & Chandon cellars, a family vineyard, 3 champagne tastings, lunch, and a visit of the Abbey of Hautvillers.
Tour is available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, March through late December. Private tours available on request.
Price: $245 per person ($343 With 2nd Class Rail, $384 With 1st Class Rail)
Epernay Champagne Tour Highlights
Boarding your train at Gare d'Est in Paris, you'll be bound for the Champagne region, where Dom Perignon, father of the house of Moet and Chandon, started it all. Upon arrival in the city of Reims, you'll start the day with a drive through the charming Champagne countryside en route to the town of Epernay. Your first destination is the historic Moet and Chandon cellars where you will have a tour and champagne tasting. Afterwards, you'll enjoy another champagne tasting and lunch in Epernay. During lunch, you'll learn all about champagne with a historical overview of the main terroirs of the region and also the development of the three different kinds of champagne.
Next, you'll travel to the historic Marne Valley and the former Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers, where Dom Perignon is buried. Lastly, with over 1,000 small producers in the region, no visit to Champagne is complete without a tour and tasting of a small family-owned vineyard.
After the last tasting you'll take the train back to Paris in perfect time for dinner, or dare we say, more champagne.
What's included in the tour?
- All entrance fees.
- Champagne tastings at Moet & Chandon, during lunch, and at a family vineyard after lunch.
- Transportation in Epernay.
Tours run rain or shine, please dress appropriately.
Your train leaves Paris at approximately 7:45 a.m. We will confirm exact rail times upon booking. The tour meets at 9:00 a.m. at the Tourist Office of Reims near the TGV train station. Your return to Paris departs around 5:30 p.m.
Occasionally, last minute or high season rail prices will be higher than the prices listed above. We will always contact you before confirming your booking if this is the case. If not booking rail through LinkParis.com, please do not book your train until instructed by us.
Why we love Champagne - Epernay is the cutest town, with the added bonus of having miles of Champagne cellars under the sidewalks. The statue of Dom Perignon, outside Moet, beckons you in to taste and tour. My kind of monk! Added bonus that you see bottles that had been kept aside for Napoleon. - Laura, LinkParis.com