* France – Champagne : On the Champagne Trail with your receptive agency!
Period : April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Reference : 11B051
Prix : 275€ Ask for a quote
With your receptive agency, explore Reims and its cathedral where 25 Kings of France have been crowned, the cote des Blancs vineyards and their excellent Champagne vintages, and the Valley of the Marne where vineyards and flower-filled villages with half-timbered houses meet the meandering riverReims.
D1 Gastronomy of Champagne (60 km)
Arrive in the Champagne region in time for lunch. We visit with a group a biscuit factory in Reims and sample their wares. Then we visit the Snail Museum. Dinner and overnight.
D2 Reims and the Champagne Route (100 km)
Guided tour of Reims with its impressive cathedral, the basilica of St Remi, and the Tau Palace. Lunch with the group before setting off along the Champagne Route, taking in Hautvilliers and the Abbey where Dom Perignon first created champagne, then Epernay and its prestigious Champagne Avenue where all the big names of Champagne have a boutique. We visit a wine cellar for a tasting. Dinner and overnight.
D3 Château of Condé en Brie / Champagne by river cruise (110 km)
Visit with group of Conde en Brie and its château. Onetime home to the Princes of Conde and Savoy, you can admire the sumptuous décor of the 18th century appartments. After lunch, we take to the Marne and let the river be our guide as we cruise amidst the vines and flower-filled villages of the Champagne countryside.
D4 Verzenay Lighthouse (20 km)
We head to Verzenay Lighthouse. Visit with the group the Vine Museum which recounts the fascinating history of the Champagne wine-growing region. Lunch.
2 star hotel in the Reims region, full board excluding drinks
Guided tours (not including entrance fees) of : Reims (2h)
Entrance fees to : Snail Museum, Castle Condé en Brie
Visits with sampling : Champagne cellar, Reims biscuit factory
Boat trip on the Marne (1h30)
Single room supplement (3n) : 81 €
Tau Palace in Reims : 6.5 €
Snail tasting with a glass of champagne : 7 €
lunchtime cruise : + 32 €