Reims and champagne tasting
Perhaps you are in Paris for an extended stay, have been to Paris too many times (never enough, in our opinion) or maybe champagne is your top priority. In any of these cases, why not consider taking a 40 minute high speed TGV train to Reims and spend the day tasting France’s national treasure? As you arrive in Reims, Maison Mumm is walking distance from the train station and its attentive guides give detailed information about the champagne’s production processes. Further away (10 minutes by taxi, 25 minutes by foot) are Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Möet & Chandon and Pommery. To get a sense of the regional French architecture visit Pommery, with its beautiful Villa Demoiselle. The cellars and caves are filled with art and sculptures that make the visit even more interesting. Möet & Chandon offers you an exclusive experience with a Dom Perignon private tasting. And if time allows, check the stunning Reims cathedral, a gothic jewel where most of the French kings were crowned and with beautiful stained glasses by Marc Chagall. It is quite easy to go to Reims by yourself, just plan ahead and buy the TGV and entrance tickets in advance. Please be aware some of the Champagne houses close on Sundays and Mondays and are open during certain periods of the year, so do check their websites.
Pommery: 5 Place Général Gouraud, Reims | Website
Veuveclicquot: 1 Place des Droits de l’Homme, Reims | Website
Taittinger: 9 Rue Saint-Niçaise, Reims | Website
Mumm: 34 Rue du Champs de Mars, Reims | Website