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Visit the

Joseph Perrier Champagne House

Experience the magic of this “limestone cathedral” and discover the secrets of creating champagne. The Joseph Perrier champagne cellars are steeped in history. Housed in chalk-mining pits dating from the Gallo-Roman era, they are especially unique as they are buried in the hillside and can be accessed at ground level.

2 hours
All year long
From 17,10
max 15 pers.

The programme

for this tour

The cellars of the Joseph Perrier Champagne House boast 3 kilometres of passages with vaulted ceilings 5 to 10 metres high, punctuated by “essor” – meaning daylight shafts – and walls bearing witness to the work of thousands of people who have either signed them or left behind traces of their presence.

This is where millions of bottles rest on lees or wooden blocks, in this labyrinth which remains constantly cool with naturally controlled ventilation thanks to the large trees on the hillside.

Did you know?

The history of champagne, “the king of wines and the wine of kings” is intimately connected to Châlons. In the 19th century pharmacist, Jean-Baptiste François and Adolphe Jacquesson, inventor of the champagne metal cap and the muselet (wire cage), both came from Châlons. They made a major contribution to improving winemaking techniques thanks to their exceptional inventions. At that time, Châlons was home to around a dozen champagne houses and many hectares of vineyards.

What's more

Learn all about the different steps involved in creating champagne

Historic chalk-mining pits accessible at ground level

Tasting of the famous Cuvée Royale Brut

Practical information

 

Price for the tour per person All year round
From Mondays to Fridays – up to 9 people €19
From Mondays to Fridays – 10 people and over €17.10
Saturdays and Sundays – up to 9 people €21
Saturdays and Sundays – 10 people and over €19.10

Available as an option: Comparative tastings of Champagne Millésimés, Parcellaire, Blanc de Blancs, Cuvée Millésimées Joséphine, along with suggested food and champagne pairings…

Meeting point: 

Maison de Champagne Joseph Perrier
69 avenue de Paris

Arriving by coach? Where to park:

A car & bus park is available on the estate.

Do you have a question?

Contact

Aurélie Lesueur 

a.lesueur@chalons-tourisme.com

+33 (0)3 26 65 35 62

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