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Champagne Famille Carbot

The Champagne Famille Carbot Museum is a family-run centre, located in a heritage-listed building in the centre of Châlons-en-Champagne. Olga and her friendly team share their passion for bubbly with you, from this unique museum devoted to the history of champagne. A delightful experience to enjoy with family and friends.

From Juglar to Carbot

A museum inspired by an extraordinary discovery...

In 2010, 168 bottles of champagne dating from the 19th century were found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea off the Åaland Islands, by a team led by Christian Ekström. This was an extraordinary discovery!

After spending 170 years on the sea bed, the champagne was still intact. A dark environment, a constant temperature of four to six degrees and the pressure at the bottom of the sea created ideal conditions for preserving the bottles after the shipwreck.

Most of the bottles brought up from the bottom of the sea were JUGLAR – A champagne house that was founded in Chalons in 1804 which is no longer in existence. At that time, the Maison judged that the competition on the English market was too great and therefore focused its commercial efforts on Poland, Scandinavia and Russia.

Châlons at heart and originally from Russia, Olga is the face of Champagne CARBOT.

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“This incredible story of the champagne from Châlons gave us the inspiration and motivation to embark on this sparkling new adventure.”

Olga Carbot
The tour

Back to the source of the bubble

This is how the Musée Champagne Famille Carbot came to be located in the house where François Félix Juglar used to live.

Your journey through time begins on the ground floor of the museum. Imagine yourself at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and discover the extraordinary history of these 170 bottles that have spent nearly two centuries laying on the sea bed.

On the first floor, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Champagne region. You can follow how a bunch of grapes develops through the seasons. The vineyard and wine-making tools, more than 500 pieces in total, reveal the secrets of champagne, its aromas, the work involved and the vigneron’s expertise.

4 major Champagne terroirs

5 champagnes

5 vintages named after 5 members of the family: Violette, Simon, Lily-Rose, Michelle and Pierre, and each with its own style and temperament.

Carbot’s sparkling wines, created in partnership with local winegrowers, reflect the strengths and distinctive qualities of the four great terroirs of Champagne: the Côte des Bar, the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.

At the end of the tour, you can find all the cuvées sampled on sale in the boutique, to give yourself, your family or friends a treat.

Discover the blend, tasting notes, aromas as well as food and wine pairings for each vintage on the museum website.

Practical information

to enjoy a relaxing tour

Tours are offered every weekend. Option to pre-book a weekday tour on request.

Duration of tour: 1 hour 30 min

Reservations recommended.

Prices:

Guided tour with a champagne-tasting of 2 cuvées: 25€

Guided tour without tasting: 15€

Musée Champagne Famille CARBOT holds:

    • The “Lauréat des Trophées Champenois 2020” in the “Démarche oenotouristique” (wine tourism category).
    • The ” Vignobles & Découvertes” label awarded in 2021

The roof top

for a breath of fresh air

Located in the centre of Châlons-en-Champagne, benefit from a beautiful terrace and veranda to experience a moment of relaxation and pleasure. The views are splendid, overlooking the city, its gardens and the cathedral.

Special Offer for parties of 12 at 360€ :

    • Private area reserved for 3 hours (terrace and veranda)
    • Tasting experience of two champagnes from our collection.
    • Catering options available on request
    • Additional guests: 30€

 

By reservation only on 06 37 70 39 78 or by email : bonjour@champagne-famille-carbot.fr