Champagne and Gastronomy

Gastronomic Champagne Tour at L'Assiette Champenoise

Champagne tour - Credits Assiette

At a glance

Type of Tour:, ,
Duration:3 Days
Guide Price:From £1255 to £1570 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfasts, 1 light lunch & 1 gastronomic dinner
Number of Winery Visits:3 Champagne Houses
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 11 Champagnes
Tour Transport:Full day private transported tour from your hotel (Mercedes S Class)
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week throughout the year (except January as well as between 10th February and 9th March when the hotel closes) and also at weekends from April to mid-November.

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Trip Summary

We were delighted when triple Michelin-starred Chef Arnaud Lallement of L’Assiette Champenoise was awarded the coveted title, “Chef of the Year 2014” by every gastronomy lover’s bible, the Gault et Milau restaurant guide. Staying at Monsieur Lallement’s 5* hotel in Reims, Grape Escapes guests will enjoy a luxurious level of service at the hotel as well as a gastronomic dinner in his award-winning restaurant. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the journey of gastronomic discovery.

On day two, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeur-driven vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. The day will commence with a visit to a small, family-run Grand Cru Champagne House for a tour of the fascinating Champagne-making process from press to bottle and tastings of three to five Champagnes, including vintage Champagne

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During the course of the day, you will also be taken to the beautiful village of Hautvillers, where Dom Pérignon lived and is buried for a comparative tasting session of three single varietal Champagnes and a platter of gourmet local delicacies. To add to the gourmet aspect of the tour, you will visit a medium-sized co-operative, which produces excellent quality Champagnes from the Vallée de la Marne. Here, you will discover Champagne production on a more industrial scale, and your tour will conclude with a delicious Champagne and chocolate pairing experience. Finally, you will visit the largest and grandest Champagne House, Moët and Chandon, where you will have an exclusive Dom Pérignon tour. You will be visiting some of the oldest areas of the cellars which are seldom visited by the public and a tasting of Dom Pérignon will conclude the visit in an elegant reception room at the Moët mansion. The highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be the gala dinner at Monisuer Lallement’s triple Michelin- restaurant in the hotel.

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Gastronomic Champagne Tour

  • Upon arrival in Reims check into your chosen room or suite at l’Assiette Champenoise.
  • In your travel pack will be a comprehensive list of recommended restaurants in the city centre. We would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.
Dom Perignon visit-Credits Maud Rémy-Lonvis

Day Two of your Gastronomic Champagne Tour

  • After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by a chauffeur-driven car. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A visit to a small, family-run Grand Cru Champagne House for a full tour of the Champagne-making process and tastings of three to five Champagnes.
  • A tasting session of three single varietal Champagnes with platters of cheeses and gourmet local delicacies in Hautvillers.
  • A tour of a medium-sized co-operative with a Champagne and chocolate tasting.
  • An exclusive Dom Pérignon tour with a flute of Dom Pérignon Champagne.
  • In the evening, a gastronomic dinner will be served at Monsieur Lallement’s triple Michelin-starred restaurant. Please note that drinks have not been included as part of the package.
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Final Day of your Gastronomic Champagne Tour

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel.

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.


I just wanted to send a note to say what a wonderful trip I experienced in Champagne. The itinerary was great, everything was in order from start to finish. I would say that dinner at l’Assiette Champenoise was absolutely stunning. I would recommend Grape Escapes to anyone travelling to wine regions in Europe.

Judy- Calgary, Canada

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
L'Assiette Champenoise - ReimsStandard5*3 Days£1570Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on this package. Please get in touch to get a quote.

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Gastronomic Champagne tour holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of France! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

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  • Stay longer! Just let us know how many extra nights you would like and we would be delighted to arrange an extended stay.
  • Taste more Champagne. Depending on how many nights you wish to stay for, we would be pleased to suggest further Champagne Houses in Reims for you to visit and book you a tour.
  • Explore Epernay and the vineyards. If you are staying an additional night in Reims, you may wish to spend the day in Epernay and the surrounding vineyards, enjoying some of our recommended tours and activities.
  • Stay in the vineyards. Why not stay a little longer in Champagne and indulge yourself in a stay in one of our unique rural hotels?
  • Spend a night in Northern France. The drive from Calais to Champagne is only 2 ½ hours, however a large number of our guests enjoy spending a night or two en route to explore Northern France and in particular, the WW1 Battlefields.
  • Fall in love with Paris. Let us put together an itinerary for you in the city of love!
  • Discover more French wine regions. As well as trips to Champagne, we also arrange holidays to Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, the Rhône Valley, Alsace, Provence, Cognac and the Languedoc-Roussillon.
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Champagne tour Hautvillers- Credits Richard Newton

Further Information


The price of this package does not include travel to Champagne. Please see our Champagne Travel page for detailed information about the various ways of reaching the region.

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To secure your booking, a deposit of 20% of the booking value is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail to request a booking form.

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