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Reims: Sabrage Technique Workshop and Champagne Tasting

4.5 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Champagne Canard-Duchêne

Reims: Sabrage Technique Workshop and Champagne Tasting

Activity provider: Champagne Canard-Duchêne

From US$ 78.94 per person

Earn a swordsman diploma in sabrage: the technique of opening a champagne bottle with a sword. Learn about the history of the practice and try a sip of your own opened bottle.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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French, English
Private group available


  • Feel the weight and thrill of weilding a golden-handled saber
  • Learn the long history and traditional technique of sabrage
  • Find yourself successful at opening a bottle of Champagne with your sword
  • Recieve a certificate of swordsmanship and taste Champagne from your bottle
  • Discover the tradition of saber making on the grounds of Golden Saber Academy
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Get into the olden tradition of Reims with a Sabrage Technique Workshop. Learn all about the Sabre and how to open a bottle of champagne with a sword. After you succeed, taste the fruits of your labor with a drink from the bottle.

Discover the tradition of saber making, inherited from the many regiments of France, including Napoleon's hussars. Learn the methods of saber laying on the magnificent grounds of The Golden Saber Academy.

After hearing about the history and traditions of making these historical swords, learn to use the Golden handled sword to accomplish your mission: open a bottle of Canard-Duchene.

Find yourself successful, and receive the ultimate reward of tasting champagne from the bottle you just sliced. Recieve also a certificate of swordsmanship, in an all-around safe and thrilling experience.

  • Certificate of Sabrage technique
  • Tasting of the bottle
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meet at the Champagne Canard-Duchêne.

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  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour
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4.5 /5

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This activity is an absolute blast. We enjoyed a guided visit to the caves with plenty of history and information. Then upstairs for a private demonstration of the Sabrage technique which we then did ourselves to our great delight. Even better we each had a lovely bottle of champagne to drink.

September 25, 2022

A once in a lifetime opportunity that did not disappoint. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had excellent English. The task was much harder than you would think.

October 21, 2022

October 18, 2022

Product ID: 416879