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Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame: 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 Reims: Pommery Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

2. From Reims: Pommery Champagne Morning Tour & Tastings

Meet your local guide near Reims center train station and start the day with the discovery of Reims city center by minivan. Drive by “Notre Dame de Reims”, one of the first monuments to be registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover some emblematic places of the city, such as the “Porte de Mars”, a 2000-year-old arch, and the last Roman gate of the city. Absorb the historical atmosphere of the city, home of the coronation of the kings of France. Make the most of your morning in the Champagne region, starting with the exploration of the famous House of Champagne Pommery, with a complete tour of their cellars which are classified as UNESCO World’s Heritage. Finish in style this visit with two champagne tastings. Have a break at a viewpoint on the elegant Montagne de Reims vineyards, where your guide points out the particularities of the region: Why are our vines planted on hillsides? Why is our subsoil made from such pure chalk? Why does champagne only come from the Champagne region? End your morning by discovering a family-run winery. Tour the still-used-today traditional press and vat room as your guide details the traditional Champagne method with a concrete and visual approach. Appreciate several tastings of their own production and acquire tasting knowledge and expertise with these rare champagnes. Your morning tour ends in front of Reims center train station.

Reims: Cathedral of Notre Dame Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

3. Reims: Cathedral of Notre Dame Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Journey back in time on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, a monument of French Gothic art and architecture where many of the kings of France were crowned. Upon arrival, admire the breathtaking façade of the cathedral, which dates to the middle ages, before heading inside to discover the church's many secrets. Inside, admire fine tapestries and stained glassed windows from the 13th to 20th centuries. Learn more about the history of the church from your licensed guide and discover which kings were crowned there.

From Paris: Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour

4. From Paris: Reims and Champagne Tasting Full-Day Tour

Enjoy an exclusive day trip to the city of Reims, and discover where many French kings were crowned before the French Revolution. Transfer from Paris to the historic city in the Champagne region of France. Upon arrival, take a guided walk around the city center, and then go to the unique Reims Cathedral. Learn about its place in French history as the traditional coronation place for the kings of France. Marvel at its fine French Gothic architecture, and hear about some of the treasures contained within its walls. Next, transfer to the legendary vineyards of the Champagne region to taste different types of sparkling wine. Then, sit down and take the opportunity to discover local gastronomy. Savor a three-course lunch including a starter, main, and dessert at a local restaurant. Visit one of the most famous producers in the region. Learn how Champagne is made, from the pruning of the grape vines to the grape pressing, blending, and wine storage. See ancient cellars filled with glass containers and valuable contents gathering dust before tasting the wines. Finally, at the end of the day, you will return to your accommodation in Paris.

From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Day Trip with Six Tastings

5. From Paris: Small-Group Champagne Day Trip with Six Tastings

Visit the only place in the world that grows and produces Champagne on a full-day trip from Paris. Take a guided tour of the Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne House and a family-run winery. Enjoy included tasting opportunities and the chance to discover Reims Cathedral during the day. Start the tour from Paris on a minibus that will take you to Champagne. Visit the quaint chapel of the Abbey at Hautvillers, which is also the gravesite of Dom Pérignon, the father of Champagne. Learn about him with your guide, then meet with a local producer to hear about the wine-growing process. Enjoy a fully-guided tour at the House of Nicolas Feuillatte, the world’s largest producer of Champagne. Taste 3 glasses of Champagne on your Champagne house tour. You'll also have the opportunity to taste at least 3 different types of Champagne at a local family-run winery and pick up some bottles for souvenirs. Before heading back to Paris, visit the Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the defining models of Gothic art, and have free time to see the area where 25 French Kings were crowned.

Reims/Epernay: Champagne Private Day Tour with Tastings

6. Reims/Epernay: Champagne Private Day Tour with Tastings

Discover the sparkling world of champagne in Champagne on a private day trip. Visit an underground cellar, walk through vineyards, and enjoy a traditional French meal for lunch on a great day exploring the Champagne region. Learn what makes champagne different from other sparkling wines with a private guide to show you around the UNESCO-listed destination. Located on a hillside, the quaint village of Hautvillers offers one of the region's most beautiful views. A Benedictine abbey stands against the nearby forest, whose steward and cellar master was Dom Pérignon himself. Lunch is served at a restaurant offering delicious local cuisine and traditional French food. Enjoy a short walk in the vineyards and hear about the importance of good soil for quality vines and grapes. Learn about the tough manual labor done by the 15,000 vine growers in the Champagne region to produce high-quality wine. Before the day is over, your private guide will accompany you on a tour of an independent winery’s cellar and a guided visit to a Champagne house. The final touch will sparkle in your Champagne flutes during commented tastings of the bubbly wine itself.

From Paris: Prestige Champagne Tour and Tastings

7. From Paris: Prestige Champagne Tour and Tastings

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Paris, and then journey towards the Champagne wine lands to learn all about its wine-making culture. Visit one of the region's top producers, such as Ruinart, and look inside the cellars to learn how the sparkling wine is made. Drive through the vineyards of Montagne de Reims, Cote des Blancs, and Vallée de la Marne between Reims, Ay and Epernay. Hear about the three different grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) of the region before lunch at a Michelin star restaurant in a magnificent château located inside a beautiful park. Visit the enchanting village of Hautvillers, and stop at the abbey where the Benedictine monk Dom Perignon worked as a cellar master more than 300 years ago. Be amazed by the tools used to craft exceptional wines and taste three authentic Champagnes typically unavailable in the rest of the world.

From Reims: Vranken Pommery and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

8. From Reims: Vranken Pommery and Grand Cru Tasting with Lunch

This full-day tour begins with a pick-up at 9:30 AM at the forecourt of the Reims-Centre train station (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday). When you arrive in the Champagne region, you’ll start with a sightseeing tour of Reims. The city of coronations, Reims, is also the city of Champagne, the most celebrated and festive of wines. On the way, hear about Reims, the city where the Kings of France were crowned, and arrive at the Vranken Pommery Champagne Estate (visit and tasting fees included). Enjoy a tour of the grand estate, finishing with a tasting of Vranken Pommery Champagne. Pay a visit to the magnificent Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral. Explore inside the UNESCO-listed wonder on a guided tour and admire the 13th-century cathedral, with its striking Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. After that, take a scenic drive through the vineyards of Montagne de Reims, passing through the Grand Cru villages of Verzenay and Mailly, as your guide explains the Champagne-making process. Take a picture at the vineyards and hear about the importance of ‘terroir’ in cultivating grapes. You will then stop at a Champagne family estate and discover a different side of the prestigious Champagne industry. Savor a 3-course Champagne lunch where you are treated to delicious regional specialties, accompanied by a selection of 3 Champagnes and coffee/tea. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the production site, and discover how Champagne is made. Finish this fantastic program with another tasting of 3 Champagne glasses (different ones). On return to Reims, your tour ends back at the train station at 5.30 PM.

Paris: Two Reims Champagne Vineyards with Tastings and Lunch

9. Paris: Two Reims Champagne Vineyards with Tastings and Lunch

Visit the old city of Reims with your local guide on this private day trip from Paris. Explore the vineyards and cellars of two champagne producers. Sample some local champagnes. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional French restaurant. Be greeted by your guide and take a high-speed train to the city of Reims, where a private car will take you into the countryside. Ride through rolling vineyards before stopping to tour two wineries. Learn more about the winemaking process. Breath in the fresh country air and savor a selection of champagnes. Drive to the village of Lude to visit a charming family restaurant. Head back to Reims to stroll through the streets and see the monuments. Admire the large medieval-style cathedral of Reims from the outside and learn about its rich history. Return to Paris on a high-speed train.

Reims: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

10. Reims: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Get to know Reims at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt, with a walking route led by an app on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with ten highlights and attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts as you go. Download the app and let the fun begin at the beautiful Square Colbert. Decipher the clues and head to your next stops, the historical triumphal arch La Porte de Mars and the 13th-century Musée-Hôtel Le Vergeur. Next, stop by the Cryptoportique, a passageway from ancient Roman times. Head on to discover timeless landmarks like the Carnegie Library, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Palais de Justice, Reims' historic courthouse. Explore the beautiful Reims Opera House and unlock your final riddles before finishing the tour at the Place Drouet d'Erlon, the plaza featuring an iconic gilded victory statue.

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What people are saying about Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame

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Awesome tour!! Usually we do things ourselves without a tour guide, but we only had one day and there’s no way we would be able to do so much in such a short time. We don’t regret a bit! The day was fun and our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining!

Wonderful day in Champagne, with both small house/cooperative and large producer tours. Our tour leader, Thomas, was informative, fun and engaging. Highly recommended!

The tour guide was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and informative. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Reims.

Our tour guide was incredible! We loved every moment of our time in Champagne.

A great time with the family to discover the city of Reims!