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Taittinger

Address: 9, Place St.-Nicaise, 51100 Reims, France (Barbâtre)
Phone Number: 33 03 26 85 45 35
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Ranked #10 of 33 Activities in Reims
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Southampton, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Our tour of Taittinger was conducted by Katrin, a most lovely, elegant, eloquent and capable woman. The tour was outstanding thanks to her, and the tasting is wonderful although it's a bit limited. We did this one followed then by Ruinart (which is much more expensive- but worth every euro) and if we had to pick only one tour it... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place was just beautiful, with the history of the brand and of the cellars. The underground tunnels were originally excavated by Romans for chalk stone for their buildings in Reims. Then they were further expanded by the monks who made their wine there already in the middle ages. Later the Taitinger family aquaired the old church ruins to find... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a great cave tour. Taittinger's caves started out as chalk quarries in Roman times, and you can see the results of their excavations from the tool marks in the stone to the holes at the top of the pits where they winched out the blocks. The tours are in small groups which are led by one of the... More

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California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Taittinger tour was very informative not only on the process of champagne making but also on the history of the Taittinger grounds and company. Small groups are taken down to the cellars. Tours offered in various languages during the day. Nice tasting room options. About 16 Euros for one tasting and tour.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend and I decided to drive to Reims last minute from Germany hoping to take a few tours. We didn't realize that most Champagne House's require reservations, especially the more famous brands. She heard that the Taittinger cellars were really something to see, so decided to give it a try. First, parking was free and convenient. Second, when we... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We chose Taittinger because reservations weren't required and a few others were already booked. It turned out to be perfect. We took the TGV from Paris and had time to stroll around the beautiful town center of Reims. We then took a Taxi (plenty available) to Taittinger. We could have walked had we known it was so close. The tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Totally unique and well worth a visit. The cellars are steeped in history and truly amazing, it's so nice to see a Family business priding itself in tradition and values. I will definitely be visiting again.

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Epsom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Having read previous reviews on here, I knew that this wasn't a tour of the processing factory but something a bit more special. We were lucky to have a small tour group and a very helpful and knowledgeable guide. The tour starts with a film about the history of Tattinger and the caves - a lot of information crammed into... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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218 reviews 218 reviews
13 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Not inexpensive (I think 16 euros including a glass of champers) as it is a tour of their cellars, not a tour of production or bottling. I knew that that the bottles were stored and turned to concentrate impurities into the neck of the bottle. I knew the necks were frozen and the cork pulled and replaced with only minimal... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The cellar tour is fascinating -- the cellars themselves date from the 3rd and 4th century and that history itself is worth learning about. The tour was informative about the cellars, the history of the house, and the Champagne production process. The guide spoke perfect English, was professional and answered all questions. This would be a 4-star attraction if one... More

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