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“Fascinating underground tour”
Review of Mercier

Mercier
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Champagne Region Tour from Paris with Two Tastings
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Luxury Champagne Region Day Trip from Paris with Private Champagne Estate Visit
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Champagne Tour from Paris: Moet and Chandon, Hautvillers, and the House of Mumm
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Epernay
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We were surprised to find this open on a Sunday in November. The audio set gives you all the information that you need about the Mercier brand, with all the history as well. The train ride was fascinating as I am sure that most people do not realise how champagne is stored. It is amazing that there is such a length of tunnels underneath a town like epernay. The tasting was fun and the shop was certainly the place to purchase a few bottles! Plenty of free parking, also close to the town so that you can walk down the Avenue de Champagne and see all the other Houses. Good choice of restaurants in town.

Thank plantsman_10
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We visited Mercier to have an impression of a large champagne house. We made a tour with a little train in the caves and saw a lot of bottles. We were not really impressed.
The visit at Piper was more flashy.

Thank Walter B
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Spectacular - yes, well presented and organised - yes, reasonable value -yes, interesting - yes, but I would have loved to have seen the production facility itself as well as the cellars. The tasting was a little impersonal and it all felt like a bit of a production line compared with other visits such as the Calvados distilleries in Normandy and the Cava producers of Spain.

I emailed to book at party of 11 via Mercier's website and even received a confirmation, however when we got to the reception they said that this was just an enquiry and not a formal booking which left me a little bemused and potentailly embarrassed - they did accommodate us however and the audio guides in lots of different languages certainly enhanced the experience.

My party were really impressed with the visit having not experienced much similar before. Also note differing opening days/hours depending on the time of year.

Thank MarkCP
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you are interested in wine making and how champagne came to be, you will enjoy this tour. Do not forget though that there is a wide selection of champagne houses available, all for roughly the same price.

What I saw here will be with me forever, it definitely made me understand why Champagne is different.

Thank matuu
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have done a number of champagne cellar tours over the years and particularly enjoyed the Mercier tour. Their new audio guide system means that each tour can be tailored to each individual; there is no waiting for an English tour. They start the tour in French, but ask if anyone does not speak French. My fiancé was the only non-French speaking person in the group, but they still catered to him. They also have audio guide information prior to going down into the cellars so the short wait in between tours is not filled with wasted time. Thankfully for the champagne, the cellars are very humid and always be same cool temperature so dress accordingly. Photography is allowed so don't leave your camera in the car. Finally enjoy the champagne and the "biscuits de Reims" !

Thank ajzuke
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