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“Loved the art” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Champagnes Pommery

Champagnes Pommery
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$147.02*
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Champagne Region Private Day Trip from Paris
Ranked #6 of 75 things to do in Reims
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Owner description: The only one of its kind in Champagne , this Elizabethan-style estate was conceived and built by Mrs Pommery in the 19th century! Take a guided tour of the cellars for a peek into some of our Gallo-Roman chalk quarries and our contemporary art exhibit.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Loved the art”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

I loved the tour of the caves. The history combined with the art was amazing and provided a truly unique experience. That said, the tasting room left little to be desired in regards to decor - a total opposite to the cave experience. In addition, the large group experience made sampling the champagne a bit hectic and unruly. I suggest starting here and finishing your day at a smaller house to wind down.

Visited June 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“More an art museum than a wine cellar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

The site is very pretty and looks much better than some of the other champagne house in town. There was a lot of parking available on site.
We had reserved a tour and decided to go for a 1-hour tour in French instead of English (one of us is French and the other American but speaks good french). The man at the desk was rather unpleasant telling me that it was not possible and that I was forbidden to translate the guide's explanation during the visit because "the rest of the group has paid for a tour in French and should not be disturbed", and said that we should have booked a tour in English. That was surprising as the person I had had on the phone to reserve had said it would not be a problem. However our tour guide was much nicer than the man who gave us our tickets and I was able to translate what was not understood.
The visit itself is nice, starts and ends with a 142-steps staircase and the temperature in the cellars is 10°celcius so make sure you wear something warm.
You won't learn much about how champagne is made but rather about the history of this specific brand, and enjoy a lot of artwork. The visit gave the impression to be in a museum rather than a wine cellar.
If I was to take other friends to Reims, I would go to a different champagne house, but Pommery was the only one that still had availability at the time I reserved.

Visited December 2012
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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“Lovely art works but the tour was rather perfunctory”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

We were confused by the signs about where to go and after following one sign ended up over the road instead of at the top of the hill. as a result we missed the tour we wanted and had to go on another. This was not a problem as we thought that we had seen all we needed to on the half hour trip. It was a long way down to the cellars by the stairs and then back again so beware if you have mobility problems. Clean and over sanitised cellars are brightened up by some interesting contemporary works of art but the tour added little to our understanding of how champagne is made and other houses do a much better job than Pommery. When we got talking to the guide after the visit she was much more relaxed and able to engage with us but the basic house champagne was not to our taste at all...give it a few years to soften and it might be better.

Visited November 2012
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Sancerre, France
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“Interesting for contemporary art too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

We visited Pommery champagne cellar on a Saturday in November. We took the 1 hour tour which includes descents into the bowels of the cellar, wandering among the millions of bottles of champagne aging in the halls. A feature we particularly enjoyed were the many contemporary art exhibits in the various parts of the cellars. Very different experience than expected but quite positive.

Visited November 2012
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Paris, France
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“Visite en Anglais 13h45 from Sunday”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We have reserved a visit for the sunday afternoon.
We have booked in advance.
On the arrival, the host was not very welcoming, it really seems that we were a number.
A lot of attitude which did not make us feel welcome.
Than they gave us the tickets and asked us to wait.
Finally the visit started at 14h (15min late) and once again we were asked to show our tickets to be skaned. (for the 2nd time).
Visit started, they site is just really nice. a lot of art were well displayed around the cellar to make it very enterteining.
The guide know what she was talking about but with a very low interection which make it a bit boring.
You should visit this cellar because it is interesting by itself, but dont expet anything else in terms of services.

Visited November 2012
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