Sightseeing of the Grandes Maisons de Champagne in Reims Guided tour of Reims UNESCO world Heritage Cathedral tour and Champagne tasting at Mumm Champagne tasting lunch tour and Champagne tasting at family estate in the Montagne de Reims vineyard.
You'll start the visit day with a sightseeing of Reims. City of coronation Reims is also the city of Champagne definitely the most celebrated and festive of wines You will enjoy the sight of the Reims Grandes Maisons de Champagne: Veuve Cliquot Taittinger Pommery etc. many names that will make you think of a great party or a romantic dinner with a glass of champagne… And you are going to have more than one
Reims - city of Champagne
Grande Maison de Champagne Mumm Guided tour and tasting at world famous Grande Maison de Champagne Mumm.
The Mumm Maison de Champagne was founded in 1827 however the Mumm dynasty dates back to the 12th century. They were German and in the 18th century they were already wine producers and merchants. Recognising the quality and the potential of the sparkling wines produced in the nearby Champagne region in 1927 they decided to establish a branch of their wine company there.
“Only the Best” being their motto they soon seduced illustrious European royal families. The creation of the “Cordon Rouge” definitely established their fame: they became the official supplier of the British Royalty – which they still are – and they attracted artists such as Utrillo and Foujita. Mumm is today the official sponsor of Formula One F1 races.
Champagne tasting lunch Champagne tasting Lunch
We'll introduce you to local specialties which will be assorted with three sorts of Champagne (Blanc de blancs Blanc de noirs and Rosé) of the main terroirs of the Champagne region like: Montagne de Reims Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blanc).
Guided tour of the Cathedral of Reims.
Listed in the Unesco World Heritage 13th century Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. Let you be captivated by the unique stained glasses and the exceptionally rich statuary – over 2 300 statues among which the famous Smiling Angel. It is here that King Clovis was baptized around year 498 giving birth to the Kingdom of the Franks and starting a long lasting tradition: except two all of the Kings of France would be crowned here
Cathedral of Reims
After lunch we take you to the Montagne de Reims vineyards. 9 of the 17 grand cru villages in the whole of Champagne region lay on and around the Montagne de Reims. Here the special terroir gives Champagne much of its character.
Montagne de Reims vineyards
Tour and Champagne tasting at a family estate near Reims dedicated to the true expression of Champagne.
Your guide drives you back to Reims.
Return: 05:00PM Tourist Office of Reims centre train station. Please note: for people staying in Epernay there is a train that leaves Reims train station at 05:35PM and arrives in Epernay at 06:10PM. Other trains available.
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