Champagne Country Travel Guide

Champagne Country Sights


  • 9 pl. St-Nicaise
  • Reims
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/20/2016

Fodor's Review

Cavernous chalk cellars, first used by monks for wine storage, house 15 million bottles and partly occupy the crypt of the 13th-century abbey that used to stand on this spot. You can see a model of the abbey and its elegant church, both demolished during the French Revolution. The one-hour guided tour starts with a short film, then continues with a walk through the 4th-century Gallo-Roman cellars and 13th-century vaults of St. Nicaise Abbey, and ends in a huge cave where locals were once sheltered from the Germans. The visit is topped off with a tasting. There are four categories of tastings; the top-end choice, L'Instant Absolu (€45), includes three Champagnes, including Taittinger's finest cuvée, the Comtes de Champagne Blance de Blancs. Tours in English happen just about every hour—check online for times. No appointment is necessary.

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9 pl. St-Nicaise, Reims, Grand-Est, France



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Published 10/20/2016


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