Discover certainly one of France’s storied wine areas with an expert whose job it’s to know the Champagne area inside and outside: Victoria James, as soon as the youngest sommelier on the earth. Now the director of beverage at Gracious Hospitality Administration, the restaurant group behind Michelin-starred COTE, cocktail bar UNDERCOTE, and COTE Wine Membership, James’s beverage packages have obtained a James Beard nomination for Excellent Wine Program two years in a row. She has curated an itinerary of the one place on the earth the place Champagne is produced, full of acclaimed, generations-old vintners massive and small. Then you definitely’ll go to Paris’s Left Financial institution, the place Victoria will introduce you to a few of its jewel-like wine bars, open-air markets, chocolatiers, and boulangeries.  

We begin our journey with time in Champagne, visiting the world-renowned Home of Krug in Reims in addition to a number of the smaller family-owned wineries. And since there’s extra to Champagne than its effervescent bubbly, you’ll dine at a mixture of acclaimed eating places, together with Les Avizés in Champagne. You’ll additionally expertise the café in Montmartre the place van Gogh would go to color, in addition to a handful of bistros serving the most effective meals of the area. Between culinary adventures, discover Gothic church buildings, UNESCO websites, and fossil-filled caves.

After all, no journey to France could be full and not using a go to to Paris, the place you’ll drink wines with a view to French gastronomy. You’ll study French cheeses and sweets, take a look at the produce on the open-air markets, and be launched to some wonderful wines by a few of Paris’s most fascinating sommeliers.

With an itinerary that provides significant encounters with vintners throughout Champagne and makers in Paris, this can be a journey to be savored. 

A Parisian wine bar.{Photograph} by Ditte Isager


  • Expertise Champagne and Paris with Victoria James, a world-renowned sommelier, as your information.
  • Bask in a variety of tastings throughout the Champagne area, visiting the world-renowned Home of Krug in Reims in addition to small family-owned wineries producing wonderful grower champagnes. 
  • Wine and dine at a wide range of acclaimed institutions, together with the fantastic eating restaurant Les Avizés in Champagne, common native bistros, and a café in Montmartre the place van Gogh went to color. 
  • Tour the gardens and greenhouses at Le Garde Champêtre, a farm restaurant constructed by well-known restaurateur Juan Sanchez out of a ardour for sustainable, native delicacies, then sit right down to a farm-to-table meal. 
  • Go to artisanal producers from boulangeries to chocolatiers on a morning tour of the open-air markets and meals purveyors of Paris’s Left Financial institution.
  • Attune your palate to the nuanced flavors of French cheeses—and be taught in regards to the function of cheese in French tradition and gastronomy—throughout an expert-led tasting expertise in Paris. 

Pricing and Particulars

Learn on for the total getaway itinerary. Within the meantime, some key data:

  • Dates: November 5–11, 2023
  • Deposit: $500 per traveler (required upon reserving to safe a spot)
  • Value: $7,990 (double occupancy); $8,925 (single occupancy). Please remember that airfare to and from the beginning and ending level of this system is just not included within the tour value. This offers vacationers most flexibility in utilizing frequent flier upgrades and deciding on desired airports with no constraints. Brokers can be found to help with reservations upon request.
  • Inns: Reims’s Hôtel de la Paix (3 nights); and Paris’s Hôtel Royal Saint Honoré (3 nights)
  • To guide your journey: Go to right here or name 1-877-298-9677
  • Questions?: [email protected] or 1-877-298-9677 
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