Champagne Tasting in Reims, France

by Kelly

Champagne Tasting in Reims, France is a must do! There are so many champagne houses in Reims and tastings are so enjoyable. These are our favourties!

How far are the champagne houses from train station in Reims?

The champagne houses are not too far from the train station in Reims. It is approximately a 2.5km and 30 minute walk from the train station to Taittinger Champagne house. There are champagne houses closer to the city and some a little further away.

Which champagne houses can you visit in Reims?

There are some excellent champagne houses in Reims. Famous brands such as Taittinger, Ruinart, Pol Couronne, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery are all here. There is nothing better than spending the day going between these great houses and tasting the chapmagne.

Which is the most famous champagne house in Reims?

Veuve Clicquot is the most famous champagne house in Reims. The yellow label brand was created in 1772, you can visit the champagne house in Reims.

Champagne tasting in Reims

We visited three champagne houses in Reims, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery and Pol Couronne. They were all excellent, these are our experiences at them. We loved our champagne tasting in Reims and highly recommend these!

Pol Couronne

We loved our visit to Pol Couronne. It is the most accessible being located in the centre of Reims! There are no tours as it is a tasting room but the staff and décor are lovely. The rooms are cosy and the champagne is excellent.

We took part in the sabrage tasting, Mike learnt how to open the bottle with a sabre! This is one of the best experiences we had on our trip, a must do. Check out our Pol Couronne champagne tasting experience!

Veuve Clicquot

We visited Veuve Clicquot as it is the most famous of the champagne houses and one we already love! It is such a lovely atmosphere. There are lovely gardens which lead through to a tasting in the gardens or the showroom. You will also find chic merchandise available to purchase.

There is this amazing tour which takes you on a tour and tasting of both of Veuve Clicquot and also a local family winery. It is well reviewed and sounds incredible, it also includes a city tour of Reims and the Cathedral. It would make an awesome day tour!


We decided to take a tour at Pommery also. The ticket was 26€ which included a self guided tour of the caves and the tasting of one brut. We checked out the displays in the caves which also hold art installations. The self guided tour led us through the caves which are up to 30m underground. They do get cold so bring a coat! To get your tasting take your ticket to the counter and you will receive the brut, take a seat in the lounge area and enjoy!

Pommery Champagne House

You can also purchase a ticket that allows entry to both the Pommery cellars and the Villa Demoiselle for 48€. Or alternatively there is an excellent tour from Get Your Guide which includes a tour of both Pommery and a local family run winery and tastings at both. A guided drive through Reims and a visit to the vineyards of the Montagne de Reims.

Day trip to Reims from Paris

If you don’t have time to stay in Reims then a day trip from Paris is an excellent idea! Champagne tasting in Reims is a must and this tour from Paris to Reims includes tasting 8 champagnes and more! Highlights are:

  • Visit a large champagne house and some smaller producers on a trip from Paris
  • Enjoy a French lunch with champagne at a winemaker’s house or a local restaurant
  • Take an optional walk along the Avenue de Champagne or visit Reims Cathedral
  • Join an expert-led tasting in the heart of the vineyard and enjoy a Cuvée
  • Taste 8 different types of champagnes over the course of your full-day trip

Reims is such a great city to visit, especially if you like champagne! We loved it and will definitely return. If you have any questions just leave a comment, we are happy to help!

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