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Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Epernay

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    What to Expect
    Meet your driver and guide at the Epernay tourist office in the early afternoon, and set off with a small group in a comfortable minivan. Take a scenic drive through the Cru and Grand Cru vineyards outside of town and along the famous ‘Avenue du Champagne,’ home to some of the world's most prestigious producers including Moët et Chandon, Perrier Jouet, and Pol Roger.

    Next, it's time to pop open some bottles with a tasting class at the Champagne Academy. Learn about the complex and specific Champagne-making process and what distinguishes the prized bubbly from other sparkling wines. Get tips on how to appreciate the aroma and flavor of fine Champagne while tasting three different blends.

    Continue on through the scenic hillsides to a boutique family winery for a behind-the-scenes look at the production process. See the traditional grape press, vat room, and aging cellars, and taste several of the estate’s most popular cuvees. Finally, in the afternoon’s golden hour, enjoy a French aperitif surrounded by vineyards. The 4-hour tour concludes with drop-off back at the Epernay tourist office.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    20 Avenue de Champagne, 51200 Épernay, France
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Duration
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Small-Group tour from Epernay
    • Drive through the famous UNESCO world heritage site of Champagne Avenue in Epernay and visit the church of Hautvillers
    • Discover the Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards of Champagne
    • Champagne class to understand the vine growing and the secrets of the winemakers
    • Visit and tasting at a family run boutique winery
    • Taste 8 Champagne wines during the afternoon
    • Entry/Admission - Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers
    • Entry/Admission - Avenue de Champagne
    • Entry/Admission - Le Clos Corbier
    • Entry/Admission - A la Francaise! - Champagne
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking allowed
    • The tour is not compatible with children under 10 years old
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • We cannot accept animals on tours
    • We will organize Champagne shipping for you (US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Hong Kong) if you find any crush !
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    No complaints great guide very well informed on the region and the champagne process. Great day well spent. I recommend it to everyone who wants to know a little more about Epernay and the champagne region.
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    Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Epernay
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Joseph C, Thank you so much for this review and recommendation ! We are glad the guide as well as the tour met your expectations ! Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best,
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    Myself and two friends have just returned from a trip to Reims where we took an A La Francais tour. Our guide; Cathy, was fantastic, informative, friendly and fun. It was an education as well as an experience. Lunch with Harry (the dog) was super and there was plenty of
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    Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Epernay
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Dear Claire, Thank you so much for this review and recommandation ! We are glad Cathy 's guidance met your expectations for this tour ! We are always doing our best to offer the best tour and Champagne quality to our amazing clients. Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Matthias and the A la Française Champagne Team
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    With 2 nights in Epernay en route to UK, we planned a morning explore and small champagne house tour pm. We were not disappointed by À la Francaise's organised visit to two houses, starting with lunch at Guy Mea in sur Aý and finishing with a full tour around the working Albert
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    Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Epernay
    Responded 4 Sep 2019
    Dear pcr_concrete, Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad you enjoy the visits and tastings in the Champagne Houses ! Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Matthias and the A la Française Champagne Team
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    Veuve Cliquot tour was arranged by ala franchise, Martan was our guide..... what a day! The people who we were with made it as well!!!! You know who you are..x the day started with the Veuve tour ..one of the most impressive by far! Then an in-depth look at the cru ..that’s the
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    Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Epernay
    Responded 19 Jul 2019
    Dear Keith, Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad Martin's guidance met your expectations for this tour ! The lunch at the Clos Corbier, a renovated Champagne House, a cherry on the top of the cake ! ;-) Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Matthias and the A la Française Champagne Team
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    We can not recommend this tour enough! Our tour guide Angelique was fantastic. She shared wonderful knowledge of the area et set a great pace for the tour. Enjoyed learning how to distinguish what you are smelling et tasting in your champagne. Had a great selection of three
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    Response from alafrancaisechamp, Propriétaire at Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch from Epernay
    Responded 9 Jul 2019
    Dear Kathryne, WOW, Thank you so much for this review ! We are glad Angélique's guidance met your expectations for this tour ! We always do our best to accommodate to each client's personality and needs and are happy that you liked this tour this much. :-) Do not hesitate to contact us next time you come to France, to visit Champagne again, or an other of "A la Française" regions : Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, or Provence ! All the best, Matthias and the A la Française Champagne Team
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