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2018 SELF DRIVE HOLIDAYS in champagne
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Self- drive holidays in Champagne from 585 Euros.

Close to Paris, Champagne is an easy 150k drive from Paris and a great introduction to self-drive touring of regional France. It is a true highlight for all lovers of the famed celebratory tipple! The champagne route will lead you through some of the region's 319 charming villages and deep forests, with scattered stops at some of the most famed and leading champagne names - Bollinger, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot and Taittinger, along with smaller champagne houses - to taste and tour! See the vineyards, cellars, chateaux and gain insights into the history of the champagne making art with an expert on hand to uncork the mystery and bubbles of 'the' uniquely shaped, foil and wire-topped bottle! A 'must see' for lover of champagne.

Why choose a self-drive tour rather than car rental?

Renting a car in France is easy. You do not need assistance for that. However, getting suitable accommodation could be a challenge as well as knowing where to go and what to see. Our solution is a self-drive tour where all of this ( accommodation, tour guide and local knowledge) is provided. We can't do much about driving on the right, but we can make you feel more relaxed at the wheel with precise directions to follow, a list of places to visit and pre-booked quality accommodation every night, including where to park. Choosing one of our self-drive tour will allow you to see a lot without worrying or wasting any time. Each night, you will stay at a good hotel we have inspected and carefully selected for you.


Our self-drive wallet contains:

• One or several green Michelin guides (the best!) • Detailed maps of the region (scale 1cm = 1Km) • Iitinerary with distances, time & GPS bearing • A list of restaurants, shops, wine producers • Practical notes on "what to do and see".


visit champagne at your own pace

2018 Champagne 6 & 8 day self-drive tours.



your itinerary at a glimpse

Upon your arrival at Epernay, visit of the town and some champagne houses: Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Mercier, De Venoge, De Castellane… On day 2, drive through villages, well known to champagne connoiseurs such as Cuis, Cramant, Avize, Oger, le Mesnil sur Oger, Vertus and Bergères les Vertus. On day 3, follow the Marne valley from Epernay to Dormans. Visit of Hautvillers, the cradle of Champagne before touring picturesque villages or tasting champagne from local producers. The following day, drive around the “Montagne de Reims” and discover other famous villages such as Ay, Bouzy and Ambonnay. Wine museum and beautiful chapels in the middle of vineyards are also on the agenda that day. Reims is an unforgettable city, both for its champagne and for its rich history and architecture. Worth a day visit. On day 6, discover the Saint Thierry hills and the Ardre valley. A drive through forests and vineyards will take you to old typical villages, beautiful churches and historical sites. If you choose our 8 day tour, you will have time to discover the “Cote des Bar”, another Champagne production area which is a mix of deep forests and large valleys where hillsides are covered with vineyards. Typical villages are situated at bottom. For your last day, you will forget Champagne for a couple of hours and discover Troyes a lovely medieval town with rich architectural heritage.



6 day full itinerary, click here
8 day full itinerary, click here.






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NOTE: For your convenience, our prices include car rental. If you prefer to hire a car directly yourself, you are welcome to do so. Ask our consultant to quote the tour without the car.
Epernay - Reims: 6 day package from 585 Euros.

Tour begins at Epernay and finishes in Reims.

VALUE 2* Hotels & economy car: 585 Euros / person
accommodation in 2-star family-run hotels handpicked for you and very often listed in Tourist French guides as Red Michelin or Gault et Millau guides

GREAT COMFORT 3* Hotels & compact car: 936 Euros / person
Day 1, 2 & 3 – Epernay – Le Clos Raymy
hhttp://www.closraymi-hotel.com/index_en.php
Day 4 & 5 –Reims – Hotel Porte de Mars
http://hotel-portemars.com/en/index.php

DELUXE 3/4* Chateaux-Hotels & compact car: 1163 Euros / person
Day 1, 2 & 3 - Epernay – Hotel Jean Moet
http://www.hoteljeanmoet.com/en/
Day 4 & 5 - Reims – Hotel de la Paix
https://www.bestwestern-lapaix-reims.com/en/

PRESTIGE 4/5* Chateaux-Hotels & intermediate car: 2275 Euros
Day 1, 2 & 3 – Epernay –Villa Eugéne 5*
http://www.villa-eugene.com/en/
Day 4 & 5 – Reims –Le domaine Les Crayéres
https://lescrayeres.com/en/


"The Champagne Route" - 8 day package from 807 Euros

Tour begins at Epernay and finishes in Troyes.

VALUE 2* Hotels) & economy car: 807 Euros / person
accommodation in 2-star family-run hotels handpicked for you and very often listed in Tourist French guides as Red Michelin or Gault et Millau guides

GREAT COMFORT 3* Hotels & compact car: 1177 Euros / person
Day 1, 2 & 3 – Epernay – Le Clos Raymy
http://www.closraymi-hotel.com/index_en.php
Day 4 & 5 –Reims – Hotel Porte de Mars
http://hotel-portemars.com/en/index.php
Day 6 & 7 – Troyes – Le Relais Saint Jean
http://www.relais-saint-jean-hotel.com/en/

DELUXE 3/4* Chateaux-Hotels & compact car: 1561 Euros / person
Day 1, 2 & 3 – Hotel Jean Moet
http://www.hoteljeanmoet.com/en/#
Day 4 & 5 –Reims – Hotel de la Paix
https://www.bestwestern-lapaix-reims.com/en/)
Day 6 & 7 – Troyes – Le Relais Saint Jean
http://www.relais-saint-jean-hotel.com/en/

PRESTIGE 4/5* Chateaux-Hotels & intermediate car: 2957 Euros
Day 1, 2 & 3 – Epernay –Villa Eugéne
hhttp://www.villa-eugene.com/en/
Day 4 & 5 – Reims –Le domaine Les Crayéres
https://lescrayeres.com/en/
Day 6 & 7 – Troyes – la Maison de Rhodes
http://www.maisonderhodes.com/en


self drive holiday in Champagne


6-day and 5-night self drive holiday
Self drive tour from Epernay to Reims

Day 1 : Arrival at Epernay – visit of the town and some champagne houses as Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Mercier, De Venoge, De Castellane…

Day 2 : discovery tour on Côte des Blancs and South Epernay hillsides. You will tour some villages well known to champagne connoiseurs : Cuis, Cramant, Avize, Oger, le Mesnil sur Oger, Vertus and Bergères les Vertus.

Day 3 : Marne valley from Epernay to Dormans. The day starts with the visit of Hautvillers, the cradle of Champagne before touring some picturesque villages in Marne valley or taste some champagne from local producers.

Day 4 : Montagne de Reims (Reims mountain) you will drive around and discover some famous villages as Ay, Bouzy and Ambonnay. You will discover some strange trees in the Faux de Verzy Forest and continue this tour via Vernezay and its lighthouse! …vine museum to-day, Chigny les Roses, and some beautiful chapels in the middle of vineyards.

Day 5 : Visit of Reims - An unforgettable city, both for its champagne and for its rich history which is best expressed through its varied and prestigious architecture.

Day 6 - Reims. Tour ends after breakfast. We recommend leaving Reims towards the beginning of the afternoon, after having visited a museum or … a couple champagne cellars throughout the morning.


self drive holiday - the champagne route


8-day & 7-night tour from Epernay to Troyes

Day 1 - Arrival at Epernay – visit of the town and some champagne houses as Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Mercier, De Venoge, De Castellane…

Day 2 - Discovery tour on Côte des Blancs and South Epernay hillsides. You will tour some villages well known to champagne connoiseurs : Cuis, Cramant, Avize, Oger, le Mesnil sur Oger, Vertus and Bergères les Vertus.

Day 3 - Marne valley from Epernay to Dormans. The day starts with the visit of Hautvillers, the cradle of Champagne before touring some picturesque villages in Marne valley or taste some champagne from local producers.

Day 4 - Montagne de Reims (Reims mountain) you will drive around and discover some famous villages as Ay, Bouzy and Ambonnay. You will discover some strange trees in the Faux de Verzy Forest and continue this tour via Vernezay and its lighthouse! …vine museum to-day, Chigny les Roses, and some beautiful chapels in the middle of vineyards.

Day 5 - Visit of Reims - An unforgettable city, both for its champagne and for its rich history which is best expressed through its varied and prestigious architecture.

Day 6 - Saint Thierry hills and Ardre valley. A tour through forests and vineyards to discover some old typical villages, beautiful churches and some sites of historic interest.

Day 7 - Cote des Bar, another Champagne production area which is a mix of deep forests , large valleys where hillsides are covered with vineyards and typical villages at bottom.

Day 8 - You will forget Champagne for a couple of hours to discover Troyes a lovely medieval town which has a long past, a rich architectural heritage and was famous for its great fairs in Middle Ages.


bon voyage !


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