HOW TO GET THERE
High speed trains to Reims
High speed trains are probably the most convenient way to come to Reims
There are 2 train stations in Reims:
- Reims Centre
- TGV Champagne-Ardenne (South of Reims - 10mns from the city centre).
In general, both stations are an equally convenient starting or finishing point for private tours. There are both train and tram connections between these two stations.
Link for online booking of high speed trains : http://en.voyages-sncf.com/en/
High speed trains: from Paris-Gare de l'Est (45 mins) or Paris CDG Airport (32 mins) to Champagne-Ardenne TGV Station or Reims Centre Station,
Also from Strasbourg (1 hour 18 mins), Lille (1 hour 25 mins) Bordeaux, Dijon, Lyon, ZÃ¼rich or Luxembourg.
Can't find a suitable or an available high speed train from Paris to Reims?
No problem, we can pick you up in Château-Thierry or in Epernay.
Both stations have suitable morning trains.The itinerary will be slightly adapted to make the most of your day.
You can also combine a morning train to Château-Thierry and then depart in the evening from Reims or from Epernay (or the other way around).
Please copy this link to book regular trains online:
Château-Thierry is situated 90 km east of Paris (less than 1 hour).
Reims is situated along the Paris-Strasbourg A4 motorway, 134 kms from Paris (+/- 1h30 mns)
Reims is also 2½ hours directly South of Calais on the A26 motorway
PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS
TIPS FOR AN EASY & SUCCESSFUL RESERVATION
In order to offer you a tour that suits your priorities best, we will need the following information:
1 Requested date(s)
2 Number of participants (For children and teenagers: please indicate their age. Please note we are not be able to take children below 5 years of age)
A substantial discount is applicable from the 3rd person on.
3 Pickup & Drop off If you already know how and when you are going to come to and depart from Reims, please let us know, so that we can adjust the suggested programme.
e.g. you can ask for collection at the train station or at your hotel, or anywhere in around Reims, Epernay or Château-Thierry, and take a train back from another station. There is no additional charge for this. We are flexible!
4 Type of wineries Please let us know the type of houses you'd like to visit. Would you prefer to visit large and famous champagne houses only? Or rather small/medium-sized artisan traditional growers wineries? Or a selection of boutique wineries, not too big, not too small? Or a mix of them? With the exception of some specific houses, this does not necessarily affect the duration of each visit. If you wish to visit a specific house, just let us know, and we will do our best to make a reservation there in priority. This can however not be a condition for booking as it depends on the houses' availability. We usually visit 2 to 4 houses/growers in one day, plus some extra activity. To allow a maximum of flexibility, tasting sessions, food pairing and champagne tasting classes are to be paid directly to the various houses we visit (from 6 to 70 €, with an average of 25 €/pp).
5 OPTIONS: An indication of your centers of interest would also very useful to choose an additional activity during the day (additional tasting sessions, history of champagne, monuments, architecture, WWI history, nature, biking, shopping, other wines, food, whiskey, chocolate making, boats, ...)
6 Your preferred type of lunch: champagne bistro or classical brasseries / stylish brasseries / traditional French cuisine restaurants / Gourmet restaurants (i.e. Michelin rated) / or a mini-gourmet lunch at the winery. An indication of your lunch budget will allow us to give you our best suggestions, suitably located on our itinerary.
7 VIP OPTIONS Large champagne houses usually offer group tours on a standard basis. If you 'd like to set up a private cellar tour in a high-end champagne house, just let us know. Please be aware however that the cost of these tours is significantly higher. In addition, early bookings are usually necessary for such private tours.
8 During the high season, in particular from April until October, please send your reservation request early if you can, or try to give us some flexibility with the dates if possible.
9 Other useful information It you be very helpful if you could let us know the context of your visit (first visit to the Champagne area? Corporate tour? Friends or family tour? Are you celebrating something special? The more we know about the context, the better we are able to customize your tour!