France Champagne Tour
Nov. 15 to Nov. 18, 2017
A wine taste tour through France’s Champagne province
Registration opens Monday, April 3, 2017
Join us on a journey through rolling green hills and historic architecture in France’s beautiful, historic province of Champagne.
After Odyssey Media’s “In the Black” night in Paris on Nov. 14, 2017, an intimate group of 14 Odyssey women will get together on a three-day private tour led by French Wine Explorers.
The excursion will be filled with gourmet food, cultural wonders, and endless glasses of champagne.
We will explore the world’s centers of champagne production.
Our stops include the enchanting city of Reims on the banks of the river Vesle, the commune of Epernay, and the hilltop village of Hautvillers.
Along the journey, we will stop at top-quality wine châteaus, estates and vineyards. Many are home to our partner LVMH’s luxury wine brands such as Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, and Ruinart.
The three-day tour also includes 5-star hotel accommodations, deluxe transportation, daily buffet breakfasts, and the services of an English-speaking professional guide throughout.
Champagne is a historical province in northeast France best known for its production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region’s name.
The area developed its reputation for top-quality wine production in the early Middle Ages and continued that reputation during the advent of the great Champagne houses in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Champagne’s towns of Reims and Épernay are considered the commercial centers of the area.
Reims’ Cathedral of Notre-Dames, where the kings of France were crowned, is just one of many archaic architectural beauties in the area.
Champagne ages in the many caves and tunnels under Reims, which form a sort of maze below the city. Carved from chalk, some of these passages date back to ancient Roman times.