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Champagne Taittinger, Reims

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Founded in 1734, Champagne Taittinger is one of the few giant champagne houses still controlled by members of the family that founded it. This is one of the most visitor-friendly of the large champagne houses.

Flagship wines of the house are the Comtes de Champagne composed of 100% Chardonnay and Comtes de Champagne Rosé comprised of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.

You can visit the forth-century Gothic crayères (chalk mines) that are 17 m (55 ft) below ground and see the only vestiges left of the great 12th-century Saint-Nicaise Abbey. Your tour includes a film about the history of winemaking, a guided cellar tour, the champagne-making process, stories about Reims, and lore about the Taittinger family. The tour concludes with a tasting of one selection with an option to upgrade to more than one tasting. You can go to the visitor's center for a custom tasting. Take a look at our Reims trip itinerary planning website to schedule your visit to Champagne Taittinger and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We took a train from Paris to Reims for the Taittinger tour. The group was only about a dozen or so. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. He helped us appreciate with not only the winery but.....  more
    We took a train from Paris to Reims for the Taittinger tour. The group was only about a dozen or so. The guide was knowledgeable and informative. He helped us appreciate with not only the winery but.....  more »
  • It would truly be a waste of your time to visit this big champagne house. There are other big brand competitors that offer a better experience. I have no idea why the star reviews are so high. I... 
    It would truly be a waste of your time to visit this big champagne house. There are other big brand competitors that offer a better experience. I have no idea why the star reviews are so high. I...  more »
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  • Great place to visit to see some of the earliest champagne cellars. Very informative tour, available in English or French. The cellars are amazing in their scale and age. Millions of bottles of champagne are kept here. Highly recommended.
  • First thing: BRING A JACKET. The caves are kept at a brisk 11 degrees Celsius. That said, the tour was very enjoyable and the right length. Very informative in terms of the Taittinger brand and champagne-making itself. Their cave is very impressive in terms of its architecture, history, and aesthetic.

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