The Champagne wine region is a historic province within the administrative province of Champagne in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region’s name. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term “Champagne” exclusively for wines that come from this region located about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. The towns of Reims and Épernay are the commercial centers of the area.
Watch the video how Dom Perignon invented the new production of champagne at the end of this page…↓
The two best champagnes of Moët & Chandon are named after him – Dom Perignon Vintage ja Dom Perignon Rosé.
The fermentation in Champagne is made from one white – Chardonnay – and two red – Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier grapes.
We will start our tour with a visit to the Reims cathedral where the coronations of French kings took place and which is also knows for its perfect Gothic facade (≈2500 sculptures on the facade, famous smiling statues of angels) and the stained glass windows by Marc Chagall.
After the lunch, we will drive to the capital of Champagne, Épernay, to be part of the most exciting tour in one of the most famous champagne producer – MERCIER. Mercier became famous for his marketing skills – in 1889 he built a 200 000 liters (52 834 US gallons) oak barrel with fancy trimmings which he brought to the World Exhibition in Paris.
That day was such an important event that they gave a day off for all the students of France! In order to arrive to the Eiffel Tower (main entrance of the WE), Mercier had to build new roads and bridges and buy some houses in the suburbs which was on his way…
You will hear about the innovative business genius Eugène Mercier while driving several kilometers with a modern train in the underground tunnels of champagne cellars. The tour ends with a champagne tasting.
We will finish our spirited day with a visit to the small producer of champagne where we will see the secrets of making the champagne directly from the owner. After the tasting, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking views of the beautiful valley of the Marne rivers wine yards…
We will arrive back to Paris late at night.
Duration : 10 hours
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