Our region

“Champagne only comes from Champagne !”

Champagne in a nutshell

The Champagne Appellation is made up of 319 villages spread between the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côte des Blancs, Côte des Bars and Côte de Sézanne.

The Crus of Champagne : 

  • 17 villages are classified Grand cru
  • 42 villages are classified Premier cru

The 3 main grape varieties grown in Champagne : 

  • Pinot noir 
  • Pinot meunier
  • Chardonnay

The Champagne producers includes : 

  • 397 Champagne Houses
  • 15,800 families of winegrowers including 4,800 independent producers
  • 132 cooperatives

Champagne with its 34,000 ha produces approximately 300 million bottles of Champagne each year.

  • Epernay is the Capital of the Champagne vineyards, Reims is more the economic Capital of the region. 
  • Hautvillers is called the “cradle of Champagne” thanks to Dom Pérignon and Aÿ was the main center of the Champagne wine industry in the 16th century.
  • The region includes many sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List including Avenue de Champagne in Épernay, Cathedral of Reims and the Champagne Historical Hillsides, Houses and Cellars.
All-inclusive private tour in Epernay Tour privé tout inclus à Epernay

How to visit Champagne ?

You will find below some transport proposals to reach us in Champagne.
Less than 1h30 from Paris, our beautiful region is very easily accessible thanks to the Reims Center,
Champagne-Ardenne TGV (15 min. from Reims) and Epernay train stations. 
You can also reach us by car or taxi.

By train

From Paris Gare de l’Est to Reims :

  • Arrival at the Reims Center station (48 min. by direct TGV)
  • Arrival at the Champagne-Ardenne TGV station in Bezannes at 15 min. from Reims (40 min. by direct TGV)

From Paris Gare de l’Est to Epernay:

  • Arrival at Epernay station (1h20 by direct TER)

From Reims Center to Epernay : 

  • Arrival at Epernay station (27 min. by direct TER)

We advise you to consult the timetables and book your tickets on the official French railway website: https://www.sncf-connect.com

By car or taxi

From Paris, the journey by car to Epernay is a minimum of 1h30 depending on road traffic.

From Reims, the drive to Epernay is very easy and takes around 35 minutes.

We invite you to see directly with the concierges of your hotels to organize your transport by taxi.

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Private or small group

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The Connoisseurs

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THE Must Sees

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Jane Flinders
Jane Flinders
03/11/2022
We spent an absolutely brilliant day with Emma touring the vineyards and family champagne houses, easily the best way to explore this area. Emma was knowledgeable, super friendly, patient (we asked a lot of questions!) and explained the champagne making process and history of the region perfectly. We visited a couple of small family houses for tastings which was a great contrast to the other visits we made to the big houses. Highly highly recommended.
Scott & Deb Thon
Scott & Deb Thon
22/10/2022
We had an amazing day with Nina touring vineyards, unique local Champagne houses and going to a great bistro for lunch. Nina is a very knowledgeable and fun tour guide who created an interesting itinerary for us. We had booked and rebooked this tour throughout Covid and Isabelle was always accommodating and friendly. We would highly recommend this tour and look forward to coming again (hopefully soon😎🍾)
Dom Lec
Dom Lec
12/10/2022
Un tour privé en e-mehari de + de 3H30 en compagnie d’une guide très compétente qui nous a fait partager sa passion autour du champagne. Superbe expérience, visite des vignes, des villages environnants autour de Ay, dégustation, explications, tout était au rendez-vous même la météo fin septembre ! je recommande vivement !
Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson
23/09/2022
We had an amazing day tour of the vineyards and small cellars of Champagne! Our tour guide, Nina, was absolutely amazing because she speaks perfect English AND she has a winemaking background – so she was able to answer all our MILLION questions! Highly recommend exploring Champagne with Nina and Ay Champagne experience!
Ashley Zapp
Ashley Zapp
20/09/2022
Such a wonderful private tour experience! Nina is so knowledgeable and an overall wonderful person to spend the day with! We had a blast and learned so much about champagne! 10/10 recommend you book with them for your tour in Champagne country!
Julie Coutu
Julie Coutu
12/09/2022
Amazing tour. Nina was very knowledgeable and the Champagne houses were great. Thank you for a great experience!
Juliette GEORGES
Juliette GEORGES
15/08/2022
Un moment divin ! Magnifique lieu pour une découverte du champagne de la vigne jusque dans le verre. A faire en famille ou entre amis.