As a big lover of wine and oenotourism, it seemed to me a shame not to have a tour in the vineyards close to Paris. So this time, I decided to go in Champagne.
I have chosen to make this tour accompanied by a guide-sommelier-driver who drove me in a private minivan (and I should add, quite cozy)
The advantage of Paris is that it takes only 1h30 to go to Champagne, which makes it easy to go there for a day trip.
My guide picked me up directly at my hotel in the morning. He even brought some croissants (I have never known how to say no to hot croissants). In the car, I talked with the other passengers who did the same tour as me. Our wine expert explained us all we needed to know about the Champagne through its history, its grape varieties (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay), its terroirs and its production process.