With more than two centuries of producing exclusive champagne, this brand has become one of the most famous and most consumed around the world. Yes, we are talking about Moët & Chandon.
WHAT TO SEE?
The famous brand Moët & Chandon has its headquarters in Épernay, France, or better known as the capital city of the champagne. Currently, the brand belongs to LVMH, a huge company of luxurious brands in France.
When coming to Épernay, you will be able to visit the Champagne Avenue, where you will find the most exclusive champagne producers in the world. Located at the number 20 of this avenue, you will find the Moët & Chandon house, the most famous house in the region.
The brand contains the longest galleries. With more than 20 km of tunnels which are hidden below 10 to 30 meters in the ground, this brand became the widest seller on the region.
Also on the property, you can please your eyes with the beautiful green gardens of the house. However, these alluring gardens are not accessible for the general public. In addition, a main fact that must be told is that you will be able to see the statue of Dom Pérignon, situated within the property. Dom Pérignon was a monk and a cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers, and he is considered to have discovered how to create sparkling wine, even though many of scientists say it is a myth. Dom Pérignon is also famous for being an exclusive champagne brand, which is produced by the Moët & Chandon company.
Finally, you can have a private tour within the brand’s headquarters, where you will be taught about the history of the region, and there will be tastings of different champagnes that will make your trip to the region a unique experience to remember.
HOW TO EXPERIENCE?
The guided tour, mentioned before, is definitely worth following. You will be able to taste the best Moët & Chandon champagnes, such as Moët Impérial, Rosé Impérial, Millésime 2008 Blanc… depending on the tour that you choose. You can reach the house by car or by private tour. Here, you can check out our Champagne packages, where the Moët & Chandon tour is also included.
Another fun fact about this famous brand is that its headquarters have taken a small part in the history, for instance, it is known that this brand provided champagne to Napoleon!
Also, in the guided tour you will be able to visit their wine cellars, considered one of the largest wine cellars in the world.
If you are a lover of champagne, you can even ask for an exclusive tasting with a private lunch within the house, price available upon request.
Hours: 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Price: Depending on the tour, the price ranges from 24€ to 76€
Access: Avenue de Champagne, 20
Other sightseeings in the Champagne region
Dom Perignon’s village: Hautvillers
City of Épernay