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Cellar Visits

The Champagne Houses take great pride in their traditions and are more than happy to show visitors around their cellars. It is here that Champagne wines are painstakingly aged for at least 15 months, slowly developing those magical qualities that make them a toast for even the most spirited occasion.
The Champagne cellars are hewn out of chalk, some of them on the site of former crayères (ancient Gallo-Roman chalk pits). Dark and still, they provide that cool, even temperature and unchanging degree of humidity so essential to perpetuate the Champagne legend.


Canard-Duchêne

Champagne House Canard-Duchêne invites you on a guided tour of the ancient cellars under the Château de Ludes. Highlights of the visit include a chai à barriques (barrel storage room) and a permanent exhibition of art on Champagne wine making and the history of the House. Weather permitting, the visit concludes with a tour of the estate vineyard and grounds that feature trees more than 100 years old.

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Charles de Cazanove

Our cellar visit begins with an introductory video, followed by a guided tour of the Charles de Cazanove winery — an opportunity to see at first hand how our Champagne is made.
An elegant tasting of our award-winning Champagne wines completes the visit.

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Charles Mignon

Step inside our family-run Champagne House and discover the secrets behind Charles Mignon Champagne in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
Let us show you around our winery and from there take you into our cellars, which date from the late 1900s and are located at ground level.

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de Castellane

The de Castellane Experience.
Come and discover the secrets of the elaboration of our Champagnes through a fascinating visit of our chalk-cellars.

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G.H. Martel & Co

Let us take you on a tour of exploration deep inside the bowels of the earth — down to a depth of 22 metres, wandering through a network of Gallo-Roman cellars built in the 4th-15th Centuries. These together with our eco-museum and 18th Century buildings are now yours to discover, brought to you by a family-run Champagne house that retains a very personal feel.

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G.H. Mumm & Cie

Delve deep inside an exceptional underground space and discover all the main stages of Champagne making. Conclude your tour with a visit to Mumm’s exhaustive museum of Champagne trades and crafts. You will be shown around by Mumm staff members, who will also introduce you to the finer points of Champagne tasting and answer any questions you might want to ask — no matter how simple or how complex.

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J. de Telmont

Wine lovers or newcomers, J. de Telmont opens its doors to let you discover and share its passion of Champagne. Champagne Workshops let you travel into the sparkling universe of Champagne.

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Joseph Perrier

Our cellars are our pride and joy — the place where our wines have always been made. Nearly two miles of Gallo-Roman crayères extend from the storehouses, featuring lightwell-cum-ventilation shafts that bring fresh air down from the surface. Bottles sur lattes (on slats) and sur pupitres (in riddling racks) share the space with blending tanks and packaging facilities.

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Lanson

A guided cellar tour that starts with an introduction to the Lanson vineyard, then shows you Champagne-making in progress. Visitors get a first-hand look at every stage along the way: cuverie (fermentation), tirage (bottling), cellar aging, remuage (riddling), disgorgement and labelling.

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Leclerc Briant

Biodynamic Champagne producer Leclerc Briant welcomes visitors for guided tours of our vineyard and 30-metre deep cellars, with a tasting of our unique wines to round off the experience. Visits are by appointment only, Monday to Friday, 9am to midday and 2pm to 5pm.

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Mercier

Venture 30 metres underground and discover the tunnels that are Mercier’s heritage: an impressive 18 kilometres of cellars that extend beneath the surface of Epernay and testify to the unique history of a marque that has always eschewed convention. Ride through a section of the tunnels on a miniature train, with multilingual audio-guide commentary in French, English, Spanish, Italian, Germany, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin) Japanese and Russian. A glass of Mercier Champagne awaits you when you return to the surface.

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Moët & Chandon

Delve into our cellars in Epernay and discover the very heart of Moët & Chandon. Extending for 28 kilometres at depths of 10-30 metres beneath the chalky subsoil, the Moët & Chandon cellars are the most extensive in the Champagne region. This incredible underground labyrinth is where the forces of nature combine to create the perfect setting for the transformation of carefully selected, quality fruit — the place where grapes become Mercier Champagne, helped by ideal temperature and humidity levels.
Guided cellar visits are held throughout the season, followed by a Champagne tasting. We can also organise tastings and visits to suit your schedule.
The Moët & Chandon cellars form part of the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Pommery

Delve into the underground world of Pommery Champagne. Explore the tunnels and galleries that tell the extraordinary story of the House behind the wine. Then complete your visit with a tasting of our namesake Champagne. We offer a range of guided tours to suit all tastes.
The Pommery cellars and Pommery crayères form part of the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List..

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Ruinart

A visit to Ruinart’s crayères is an invitation to discover a world like no other —an atmosphere of intimate silence, surrounded by centuries-old chalk pits classified as historic monuments since 1931. Our reception facilities in Reims, built above the crayères, are meanwhile available for private hire.
The Ruinart crayères form part of the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Taittinger

All year round, our multilingual tour guides stand ready to welcome you to the heart of Champagne-making. Follow them 18 metres underground, to a unique place where 4th Century crayères meet the vestiges of an abbey dating from the 13th Century.
The Taittinger crayères form part of the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Veuve Clicquot

The House of Veuve Clicquot, just 140km from Paris (45 minutes by TGV), invites you to a guided tour in an exceptional setting, followed by a tutored tasting of its wines. A unique opportunity for shared discovery and shared pleasure: discovering the history of a great Champagne House and enjoying the sensory pleasure of great wines.
Programmes to suit all tastes; private tours available on request.
The Veuve Clicquot crayères form part of the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Vranken

Take a trip back in time at the Villa Demoiselle — a jewel of Art Deco and Art Nouveau that represents the very essence of Reims architecture. Discover the Champagne House that brings together the rarefied world of the decorative arts.
Complete your visit with a tasting of Vranken Champagne Demoiselle.
The Villa Demoiselle forms part of the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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