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Epernay

Epernay

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1,107 Reviews
Free admission
<p>Open daily</p>
7 avenue de Champagne, Epernay

The Basics

Epernay makes a strategic starting point for exploring the Champagne region, and taking a tour is the most convenient option, allowing you to enjoy Champagne tasting without having to worry about driving. Tasting tours typically visit one of the top Champagne houses, such as Moët & Chandon or Mercier, as well as one or more of the region’s smaller wineries or cooperatives, and include guided Champagne tastings. Many tours also include a Champagne lunch, a visit to nearby Reims, or a stop in the village of Hautvillers, the former home of Champagne maverick Dom Pérignon.

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Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch
Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch
$177.68 per adult
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We loved it!
What a wonderful experience! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the champagne region and making process. We learned so much at the champagne “school” and lunch was divine. The setting could not have been more beautiful. After lunch, we traveled to P. Lancelot-Royer and took a tour of their production process. Followed by yet another tasting. The tour was amazing. The company was amazing and the weather could not be beat.
Kate_N, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Champagne

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Wonderful Experience
George_C, Aug 2021
Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch
Tom, our tour guide was fantastic! Great tour that was both informative and fun. Learned a lot about champagne and definitely was able to enjoy a few glasses.
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First Class Experience (the grand cru of the tours)
Frederic, Jun 2021
Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch
Angelique was the best tour guide we could have imagined. She took us to some of her favourite lookouts to get a better understanding of the area. After that, she gave us 360 degree insights into Champagner production. From Harvest to bottle. As she has worked in this field for many years, it is hard to imagine anyone better equipped to show you around Champagne and the products.
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What a wonderful day - highly recommended
Doreen_N, Jun 2020
Champagne Day Trip to Moët et Chandon and Family Winery with Lunch from Epernay
Dear Viator Team, thanks a lot for this wonderful and exciting tour with your guide Clara. After the 3 months shutdown of corona we got the first tour to visit Moet et Chandon. We were only two persons so that was really a personalised trip. Our guide Clara was a very friendly, professional and care taking person and we felt super well treated from her. She knew everything about Champagner. The introduction has been given on a wonderful view across the wine region. Afterwords we visited Moet and Chandon with a very passionated lady and tried 2 glasses of ICE Champagne. After this tasting we visited two other wineries and had lunch with a little quiz. It was great!! Overall we spent a fantastic day and this will not be the last time. We will definitely come back.
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Amazing!!
Staci_V, Jul 2020
Epernay: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch
Clara was amazing!! We had an amazing time and left so cared for. Also learned a lot too! Would definitely do again.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • For a more personalized Champagne-tasting experience, opt for a small-group or private tour.

  • At less than two hours from the capital, many visitors opt to explore Epernay on a day tour from Paris.

  • The historic center of Epernay is easy to get around on foot, but there is also an extensive tram system.

  • With a wide selection of restaurants, Epernay is also a great destination for foodies—pair your Champagne with some Brie, which comes from a town just outside Epernay.

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How to Get There

Epernay is located in northeastern France, around 18 miles (30 kilometers) south of Reims or about a 30-minute drive. From Paris, it’s just under a 2-hour drive or a 1-hour-15-minute journey by high-speed TGV, leaving from the Gare de l’Est.

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When to Get There

The most popular time to visit Epernay is during the summer months of July and August, when it’s recommended to book accommodation and tours well in advance. Champagne-house visits and tastings are possible year-round, but it’s best to double-check opening times in low season. Another atmospheric time to visit is over the festive season, when a Christmas Champagne Market is held in town and the Habits de Lumière lights festival brings spectacular illuminations.

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Avenue de Champagne

Epernay’s Avenue de Champagne is the city’s star attraction—about a half-mile (1-kilometer) stretch of luxurious mansions and home to the headquarters of some of France’s most prestigious Champagne houses. Some 90 million bottles of Champagne are reportedly stored in the cellars beneath the street, earning it a reputation as the “most expensive street in the world.” Moët & Chandon, Mercier, and Perrier-Jouët are among the most renowned, all of which are open for visits and tastings.

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