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Moët et Chandon Cellars

Moët et Chandon Cellars: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

1. From Reims: Exclusive Tour to Moet et Chandon & Taittinger

Explore one of the great wine-producing areas of France on a small group tour of the Champagne region. Sample the sparkling produce of this world-renowned area, such as the Champagne Taittinger, one of the last Champagne houses to be owned by the original family.  With varietals consisting of 50% pinot noir, 15% Pinot Meunier, and 35% chardonnay, the Taittinger vineyard is an unsurpassed example of a Champagne-style in which chardonnay plays such a significant role. The vineyard's production is supplemented by the contractual acquisition of grapes from independent suppliers operating the finest vineyards in the Champagne region.  En route to Épernay, travel through the Marne Valley vineyards to meet the legendary monk Dom Pérignon who produced the most expensive wines of France in the 17th century and is now buried in the church of the former Benedictine Hautvillers Abbey. Visit Épernay, often referred to as the "Capital of Champagne Wine," where the main street appears like an exhibition of luxurious mansions housing illustrious Maisons de Champagne.  Discover some of the most prestigious names, including Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, and Pol Roger and learn about the 100 kilometers of tunnels beneath the street. Take a break to enjoy lunch in one of several options in the city center during 1 hour of free time.  Next, take a guided tour and enjoy a tasting at the world-famous Maison de Champagne Moët & Chandon. Founded in 1743 by Claude Möet, its history is linked to famous figures such as the Marquise de Pompadour and Napoleon I. Moët & Chandon Champagne has been sold to many important historical events, including the coronation of King Edward VII, the Cannes Film Festival, and the 120th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

2. From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne! Once you arrive in Champagne, you'll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Mumm, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier etc. > depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided-tour with a tasting. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes and stop in the heart of the vineyard to enjoy a masterclass led by your wine expert guide. He will teach you the basis of the wine professional tasting. Next stop is for lunch in a family-run champagne house or at a local restaurant (depending on availability). You will have the chance to taste several glasses of champagne and ratafias (another local wine), paired with local food. Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Champagne Rosé… what would you pair them with? After lunch, enjoy a digestive tour through the vineyard of the Côte des Blancs and Vallée de la Marne. Learn the characteristics of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, and enjoy amazing views over the vineyard. Get ready to take some pictures! Last but not least, visit another family-run winery where you will learn the art of sabrage or disgorgement “à la volée” (a technique for opening a champagne bottle), depending on availability. Taste several delicious champagnes before heading back to Paris, where you will be dropped off in a central, Hotel de Ville.

From Paris: Full-Day Champagne Tour

3. From Paris: Full-Day Champagne Tour

Discover the secrets of how the king of wines is made. This full-day trip from Paris takes you to the French Champagne region to immerse yourself in the effervescent culture of this remarkable drink. The first stop on your champagne tour is a visit to one popular champagne house, Moet & Chandon, Mercier or Taittinger on the sparkling hillsides of Épernay. Moët & Chandon was established in 1743, and their champagne became famous in the 1750s when King Louis XV demanded sparkling wine. From there, your tour continues to the village of Hautvillers, located just north of Épernay on the banks of the bubbling river Marne. Hautvillers is where Dom Pérignon worked to improve the quality of wine and champagne in the 1670s. Continuing north, your guide will take you for champagne tastings at a family producer

Visit of Epernay & Multiple Champagne Tastings in a Vineyard

4. Visit of Epernay & Multiple Champagne Tastings in a Vineyard

Start your tour in central Paris in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and head to the Champagne region. During the journey, listen to commentary from your guide covering the history of and interesting facts about the region. Stop in the small town of Épernay, where you will have a guided tour of Moët & Chandon, a prestigious French winery and Champagne house that produces Dom Pérignon or a similar domain from the same luxury LVMH group (depending on the availability). After the tasting, feel free to stroll along the avenue de champagne towards the center of this small city and have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant and enjoy a 3-course lunch. Afterward, see the producer where more than 80 farmers work hard to make an amazing selection of sparkling wines designed for special occasions. Visit the museum to see different utensils used to make Champagne, and watch a short film about the vineyards. Later you will visit another great vineyard and be greeted by its charming workers. Have a chance to taste their elegant and exclusive product and hear about the history of their champagne estate in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere before heading back to central Paris. Just in time to ask your guide where you can have a good dinner.

Epernay : Moët & Chandon and 2 big houses in a day

5. Epernay : Moët & Chandon and 2 big houses in a day

Indulge yourself with a day of exploring wine cellars, and enjoying Champagne tastings. Get introduced to the family Moët & Chandon and his Champagnes. Take a guided walk down the cellars storing bottles for miles. Learn the history of Moët & Chandon, from the founder to the inheritors who created the famous Brut Imperial. Then, settle in for a champagne tasting session to unwind. Try the famous Moët & Chandon Brut imperial champagne with the guidanc of a sommelier. Understand how to take advantage of all the flavors and aromas from experts. Take advantage of all branded products under one roof at the Moët & Chandon shop. Then enjoy a tradional French lunch with 3 courses and a Champagne aperitif. Go to the second big house of the day : De Castellane Champagne. You can not miss it : it's the biggest tower of Epernay ! You will discover the backstage of the Champagne making with the tanks, the labeling machines and also learn about the process thanks to a short museum with the ancien tools before visiting the cellars and enjoying a champagne tasting. Go on with a third house of Champagne with a funny tour in a small train in the cellars themselfs ! Dicover a barrel of 200.000 bottles of Champagne. Enjoy a video about the history of the house and take the elevator to the train. After your funny ride in train in the cellars, enjoy a last Champagne tasting to end your day tour with more bubbles.

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What people are saying about Moët et Chandon Cellars

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 574 reviews

I did not think visiting any champagne houses in the first January would be possible given the time of year, but we visited 3 different houses, including Nicolas Feuillatte, and had so many tastings throughout the day! My friend and I both agreed the lunch was some of the best food we’d had all week, and our guide Karl was amazing! 100% would recommend!

Absolutely fantastic! Our guide Preston was very knowledgeable about champagne and the area. We were able to see and taste a lot of champagne. Book it now you will not regret it!

All very well. The guide is very friendly and always on the lookout. The tastings were very good and in general the experience.

Best thing I did in Paris. Worth every penny. Guide was incredible and extremely knowledgeable!

Awesome tour and lunch. Very much worth the money and our guide was extremely knowledgeable.