Maison Veuve Clicquot

October 12, 2016

Maison Veuve Clicquot
1 Place des Droits de l’Homme,
51100 Reims
+33 03 26 89 53 90

After today, I can finally check off on another item on my bucketlist. I finally visited Veuve Clicquot’s champagne cellars in Reims of the Champagne region. Since I know nothing about champagne, I decided to join the most basic tour. My original plan was to visit both, Maison Veuve Clicquot and Taittinger’s cellars. However, after my first tour (yes, complete with a champagne tasting at 10AM), my inability to handle alcohol told me to stop.

I recommend emailing them with a booking request beforehand just to make planning your trip easier. I originally planned to go on Monday but luckily, I decided to email them in advance and they told me that they’re closed on Sundays and Mondays.

I also had a hard time looking for a way to get to Maison Veuve Clicquot from Reims Centre Gare since the Google Map public transportation option doesn’t work in Reims. While most people recommended taking the taxi, I found out I could save some money by hopping on the Number 6 bus. The bus stops right in front of the train station as well as Droits de l’Homme, which is only a few minutes away from the maison.

The tour was short and sweet. We spent approximately 45 minutes underground, surrounded by 24km of chalk caves, learning about Veuve Clicquot’s history and the process of making champagne.

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Heading down to the caves.

 

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Our guide explaining the residue inside of the champagne bottles.

 

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This is probably the only time when old and dusty is good.

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Bottle of champagne from the 1840s.

 

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Stairway to heaven (the tasting room).

 

 

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Cheers!

 

Happy eating & drinking,
Joey ♥

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