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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.


Ayala

The Champagne House Ayala is based in Aÿ, at the heart of the great champagne vineyards since it was founded over 150 years ago. Several experiences are suggested, from a guided tasting to a cellar visit.

Adress : 1, rue Edmond de Ayala
51160 Aÿ

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Billecart-Salmon

Adress : 40, rue Carnot
51160 Mareuil sur Ay


Boizel

Since 1834, Boizel know-how perpetuates from generation to generation. The cuvées are the expression of its perfect knowledge of the "terroir champenois" and the selection of the best grapes. In 2018, after two years of works, the House opened its cellars’ doors to the visitors coming from all over the world. We invite you to the Atelier 1834 located on the famous Champagne avenue to show you our champagnes and cellars.
The cellars of Champagne Boizel is part The Champagne Slopes, Houses and Cellars registred on the UNESCO World inheritage list.

Adress : 46 avenue de champagne
51200 Epernay

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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.

Adress : 1, rue Edmond Canard
51500 Ludes

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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.

Adress : 8 place de la République
51100 Reims

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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.

Adress : 6-7 rue Irène Joliot Curie
51203 Epernay

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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.

Adress : 57 Rue de Verdun
51200 Épernay

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de Venoge

Champagne de Venoge opens to visitors its beautiful « hôtel particulier » located on the prestigieuse avenue de Champagne in Epernay. The visit can be extended by a stay at the bar, the shop or in luxurious rooms.

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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.

Adress : 17 rue des Créneaux
51100 Reims

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Gremillet

Gremillet Champagne is a Champagne House in Balnot-sur-Laignes, on the Côte des Bar, founded in 1979. The House invites visitors on a journey through the winemaking process, with each stage explained as it takes place. Selected cuvees are available for tasting at the close of the tour as you meanwhile enjoy the magnificent view over the vineyards. Booking required.

Adress : 10110 Balnot sur Laignes

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Jacquinot & Fils

The House Jacquinot & Fils is located in the heights of Epernay, very close from the famous Champagne avenue. A staircase of 106 steps drives you 20 m underground in the historical cellars built in 1873. You will learn all secrets about the way we elaborate our cuvées and then taste them, Visits only by appointments at +33 (0)3 26 54 36 81 or contact@champagne-jacquinot.com

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Joseph Perrier

Tailored tasting experiences at JOSPEH PERRIER, located in the heart of the Champagne region.
The family business was founded in 1825 in Châlons-en -Champagne and precious expertise has been passed on and improved by six generations in a constant quest for excellence in-line with traditional champagne making methods. The cool, natural atmosphere inside the 2 mile-long Gallo-Roman cellars is created by the surrounding woodland and offers optimal conditions to mature wines. Joseph Perrier vintages are singular, detailed and made with the greatest care.
To learn more about these passionate people, book now on www.josephperrier.com.

Adress : 69, avenue de Paris
51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

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Lanson

"Since its foundation in 1760, Maison Lanson has always relied on the values of kindness, hospitality and international openness. We are devoted to welcoming and sharing our history and our expertise by opening our doors to everyone. Lanson offers a unique tour "from the vine to the flute" which has been imagined for both the general public and professionals. The visits take place in small groups for more conviviality."

Adress : 66 rue de Courlancy
51100 Reims

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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.

Adress : 67 rue Chaude Ruelle
51200 EPERNAY

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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.

Adress : 68-70 Avenue de Champagne
51200 Epernay

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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.

Adress : 20 avenue de Champagne
51200 Épernay

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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.

Adress : 34 rue du Champ de Mars
51100 Reims

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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..

Adress : 5 place du Général Gouraud, 51100 REIMS

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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.

Adress : 4 rue des Crayères
51100 Reims

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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.

Adress : 9 place Saint Nicaise
51061 REIMS

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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.

Adress : 1 place des Droits de l’Homme
51100 Reims

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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.

Adress : 5 place du Général Gouraud, 51100 REIMS

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