The best Champagne tours of Champagne

Written by on January 16, 2020 in Champagne-Ardenne, Tours in France

View over Champagne vineyards near Reims Champagne, wooded barrels against green vines

Nothing beats sipping delicious Champagne in Champagne. It is the drink of choice for celebrations around the world and it is only produced in one beautiful area of France.

“Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it” claimed Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV, a woman who was known for her intelligence as well as her beauty. Loved by Kings and Queens, favoured by Napoleon, adored by Marilyn Monroe – Champagne the drink has won a legion of fans for centuries.

Take a small group tour with tastings of world class Champagnes. Discover the history and culture of Champagne’s main cities. And explore the vineyards and magnificent scenery of the region with family run Ophorus Tours.

Champagne cities

Majestic buildings in Reims city, Champagne and statue of King Louis XV

Roam in Reims, the capital of the Champagne region. Visit the Gothic Cathedral and wonder at the Roman ruins. Take a tour where your English speaking expert tour guide will reveal the history of the city and its jewel, the UNESCO listed Gothic Cathedral where the Kings of France were crowned.

Reims Cathedral, it's towers reaching up to a blue sky

You’ll discover the major Champagne houses in Reims. And, you’ll visit one of the most legendary of them all. Plus you’ll enjoy a delicious tasting followed by a delectable lunch with more bubbles.

Visit a family run Champagne estate in the glorious countryside with your guide and driver. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the tasting. You will learn the secrets of how to make Champagne and see how it is matured in dark cellars across the region. Millions and millions of bottles fizzing away, the result of centuries of French savoire-faire.

Explore Epernay, aka the capital of Champagne the drink. Wander its graceful streets and ogle at the centuries-old mansions in the famous Avenue de Champagne. Discover its fascinating history and stop off at the world-famous Grande Maison De Champagne Moët & Chandon, where Napoleon often stayed.

Champagne vineyards and villages

Inside a dimly lit cellar, bottles of Champagne in shelves ready for turning as they mature

Visit the picturesque village of Hautvillers, the cradle of Champagne. It’s here that the monk Dom Perignon, who is said to have “invented” Champagne, claimed on sipping it: “come quickly, I am tasting the stars”.

And discover the Grand Crus villages in the mountains of Reims, surrounded by those precious vineyards.

With an expert guide, you’ll learn the fascinating history of the drink and the region. And, you won’t need to worry about enjoying the bubbles since all transportation will be provided.

Book a half day, full day or longer brilliant Champagne tour to really experience the effervescence at: ophorus.com

Tours start from Reims train station, less than an hour from Paris.

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