France: Champagne

Around Reims

The city of Reims and the Montagne de Reims
By Tom Stevenson and Michael Edwards

This Guide was last updated on 25 June 2010
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Wine Travel Guide: France, Champagne, Around-Reims

Comtes de Champagne in a pupitre ready for ridling

Taittinger

Address: 9 Place Saint Nicaise, 51061 Reims
Tel: 03 26 85 45 35 
Web: www.taittinger.fr
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 49:14:38N (49.24390)    Longitude: 4:2:44E (4.04568) 

Fine crayères, tour lasts one hour and commences with a high quality, very informative video. It is not for nothing that Taittinger’s consistently superb prestige cuvée is called Comtes de Champagne, as this firm owns the Demeure des Comtes, the residence of the Counts of Champagne, at 18-22 Rue de Tambour in Reims. This restored 13th century building was originally the home of one of the counts, Thibaud IV. Fine range of Champagnes with Chardonnay dominant in most.

Useful information: Open Monday - Saturday with tours starting 09.30-11.50 and 14.00-16.20 from mid-March to end-November. Same hours for the rest of the year, but closed Sundays and public holidays. No appointment necessary, English spoken, tasting available (all for a small fee).

 

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