Short day family grower & traditional lunch from Reims

Travel in the countryside through the historical vineyards and to Epernay. Visit the cellars of a family domaine and enjoy a champagne tasting class to understand the Champagne « terroir » and learn how the cellar masters create their champagnes, experience followed by a delicious lunch with regional specialties. Explore Hautvillers, the village of Dom Pérignon, the historical UNESCO vineyard and finish with the authenticity of a family-run winery.

  • Drive through the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
  • Discovery of the historical village of Hautvillers and Dom Pérignon’s church
  • Stop in the UNESCO vineyard of Champagne
  • Cellar visit and introduction to Champagne tasting at a family domain: Le Clos Corbier
  • Casual lunch with champagnes and regional specialties
  • Visit and tastings at a family-run winery
  • Local English-speaking guide 
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people) 
  • Reims pick-up and drop-off 
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan 
  • Entrance fees for visit and tastings at 2 family-run wineries 
  • 7 tastings 
  • Lunch
Not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Other drinks 
  • Pick-up and drop off in Paris not available (we recommend taking the train)
Duration7 Hours
ParticipantsTour takes place from 2 to 8 participants.
LanguagesEnglish, French
Opening hours
Important information
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, À la Française - Champagne will contact the customer (phone or email) to reschedule or refund the total amount. 
  • Please note that down the cellar the average temperature is 10°C, so do not forget to bring a jacket along. 
  • Animals are not allowed in shared tours for the comfort of all passengers.


Tourist office Reims center
Office de Tourisme de Reims - Site Gare (Train Station), 1 Cour de la Gare, 51100 Reims, France

Offered by

Vine Escape (A La Française Champagne)
51100 - Reims

Further information

Duration: 6 hours 40 minutes

Meet your expert guide at 11.20 am at the train station of Reims who will take you to the most famous vineyard of Champagne around Epernay.

Drive through the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, the capital of Champagne where some of the most prestigious estates are based (Pol Roger, Perrier Jouët, Mercier, Boizel, Moët & Chandon).

Enjoy a moment in the vineyard, with breathtaking views on the UNESCO world’s heritage Champagne vines and acquire knowledge about the particularities of our “terroir”.

You will then discover the village of Hautvillers, birthplace of the champagne. Get to enter the church where the famous monk Dom Pérignon is buried. 

Be welcomed in Mareuil-sur-Ay at a typical Champagne House, Le Clos Corbier. Take part in a fun workshop on Champagne and become an expert taster in this famous sparkling wine !

Immerse yourself into the French lifestyle with a traditional lunch which consists of homemade regional specialties paired with a variety of Champagne wines (can be adapted to allergies or specific diets).

Appreciate the charming hillsides of the Champagne region and peek-behind-the-scenes of a family-run winery. Visit the traditional press, tank room and cellars of an authentic champagne grower. Stroll down the cool cellar’s corridors and glance at the immense quantity of bottles slowly maturing.

Enjoy several tastings of their best–seller “cuvees” and find the best values of champagne! After a day full of experiences and precious souvenirs, your guide will drop you off at 6.00 pm, in front of the tourist office located at Reims centre train station.

3 Reviews
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An enjoyable educational trip with lots of fun
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It was a small trip with 6 of us in a comfortable van and great host, Xavier. We started at 11am and ended at 5pm. The highlights were the lunch at one of the smaller champagne house and a visit to a small producer of Grand Cru champagne. The lunch was both delicious and educational. The champagne, yummy!
by Lilian on 11/22/2022
bonne experience
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la journée a été très agréable, la guide nous a donné beaucoup d'explication, le seul point négatif c'est que l'on pensait voir plus de cave surtout le matin
by beatrice porquier on 05/09/2022
Lovely Champagne tour
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We really enjoyed our tour in Champagne and would recommend the tour.
Our guide Angelique was very friendly and knowledgeable about champagne and the wine region. She happily answered any questions we had.
We had a masterclass about champagne making and aromas/flavours while tasting small family house and grower champagnes.
Lunch was good. It was interesting to also taste a still wine grown in the region as well as Ratafia during lunch.
We also visited a small family champagne house/ grower (Lancelot-Royer). It was very interesting to see a small traditional cellar and taste their champagnes.
by Aneta Dinkova on 10/11/2021
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