8:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Paris.
Morning drive towards Reims (2 hour drive), often considered the capital of Champagne, an old French province made world-famous by its sparkling champagne. You may wish to visit the Cathedral classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a 13th–century masterpiece, with 2,500 statues of great interest and quality, including the famous smiling angel. During the morning we will visit the Veuve Clicquot House*.The story of Veuve Clicquot goes back to 1772, when a wonderful story begins: the birth of great wine champagne and the tale of an extraordinary businesswoman, who became known as “La Grande Dame de la Champagne”. Here thousands of bottles mature, resting quietly in the dark. Step by step, you will learn how Madame Clicquot revolutionised the making of champagne, creating the magical world of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. Most importantly you will discover the pleasure of experiencing champagnes in the perfect environment. Enjoy lunch at leisure in one of the typical restaurants, suggested to you by your professional guide (lunch not included). Begin the afternoon with a lovely ride in the North of Epernay in the Montagne de Reims (known for its Pinot Noir). Enjoy a visit of Mercier caves*. Visit of the Champagne Mercier House in Epernay, where a host will guide you and your group through a labyrinth of cellars 30 metres underground. At the end of the tunnel lies the very soul of Champagne Mercier. Here you will taste a Mercier cuvee accompanied by the sommeliers. You will then discover the world of Mercier through a range of champagnes and items presented in the store.
7.00 pm: return to your Hotel in Paris