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Celliers Ruinart

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Address: 4 rue des Crayeres, 51100 Reims, France
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Limestone caves and bubbles

It takes a little effort to book as you need to email in advance but I would say well worth it. There were 8 of us on the tour. The Guide was helpful and informative. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It takes a little effort to book as you need to email in advance but I would say well worth it. There were 8 of us on the tour. The Guide was helpful and informative. The cellars deep in the limestone caves beneath the chateau were fascinating and the champagne exquisite.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Ruinart tour is well worth doing. It's quite interesting and there is some nice history to go with it. The chalk pits are quite remarkable. Our guide Catherine was quite knowledgeable and her commentary on the wine tasting was really impressive. We are big fans of the Ruinart Champagne, so thus may have helped :). Well worth the Euro... More 

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Moscow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you are in Reims, keen to see an old beautiful chalk cellar and learn about champagne in a quiet, cozy atmosphere, go for Ruinart. It's more expensive than others but you will avoid crowds of tourists and enjoy the almost "exclusive" tour and tasting.

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Schiedam, Holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This tour is quite different from other tours. It may be (far) more expensive, but the groups are very small (our group was only 5 people) so it almost feels like a private tour and tasting. The caves are impressive, and we had a nice guide who took lots of time to tell about the history of the house Ruinart... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a very nice tour, with a small group and excellent English speaking guide. No gift shop so no pressure to buy their products at the end. As in previous reviews their tour is somewhat self serving. They do welcome kids and we went with a 6 yr old and a 15 month old in a backpack. I think... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a completely different experience to other tours. Expensive yes, but you do feel as though you are having a very personal tour and tasting of the oldest champagne house in Reims. The welcome and the tastings are in a fabulous reception room. We were offered a glass of water before we started and then had a tour of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The tour was very informative and the tour guide's English was very good. Seeing the chalk caves and going through the methods of making the champagne was very informative. Going through the history of the house was very interesting as well. Throughout the tour they were banging on about being the first champagne house mainly due to evidence of a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

At 70 euro per person this is one of the most expensive tours we have ever paid for. Haven't done any other champagne house tours in Reims so can't compare - however, we enjoyed the Ruinart tour immensely. Kelly was our guide and she was simply lovely and super-informative. You can tell she takes a great passion in doing her... More 

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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Really!!!!! This was an AMAZING experience- We are in the wine production business in the U.S. for over 30 years and have done easily over 100 tours in France and all the wine regions over that time, and never came across something like this!! This place is tops; the property is amazing, the wines are exceptional, but most of all,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you're wondering if stopping here for the tour is worth the cost wonder no more, reserve a spot immediately. The tour is a bit pricey but the guides are excellent. They do a wonderful job of explaining the history of the house, up to modern day and the process of making champagne. It was scheduled for 2 hours but... More 

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