The surrounding area

The Champagne vineyard

The Champagne vineyard is a French vineyard located on the territory of the former province of Champagne. It extends mainly in the Grand Est region (Aube, Marne), but also in the neighbouring departments of Aisne and Seine-et-Marne, partly from this province.
The best-known wine from this large wine-growing region is the renowned vin de Champagne (or simply champagne). However, the Champagne region does not only produce Champagne wine, but also more classic wines such as the rosé from Les Riceys, or red, white and rosé wines, which used to be called "vins nature de Champagne" and which since 1974, when the AOC label was obtained, are called coteaux-champenois.

Avenue de Champagne in Epernay

The Avenue de Champagne is one of the main roads in the town of Epernay, often considered its "most prestigious road". It is indeed the seat of several great Champagne houses, including Moët & Chandon and Perrier-Jouët, which have played a major role in the history of Epernay.
It is thus a "remarkable site of taste".

The cathedral of Reims

Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Reims, in the French department of Marne in the Grand Est region. It is known for having been, from the 11th century, the place of almost all the coronations of the kings of France.
The construction of the current building began in the early 13th century. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Reims Cathedral was completed in the 14th century. It was destroyed by a devastating fire during the First World War caused by German bombing.
It is one of the major achievements of Gothic art in France, both for its architecture and for its statuary, which includes 2,303 statues. As such, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. A major tourist attraction in the Champagne region, it welcomed 1,500,000 visitors in 2007.


THE CRADLE OF CHAMPAGNE Hautvillers offers a superb and unlimited view of the sea of vines that floods the hillside.
This is not its only attraction. The memory of Dom Pérignon hovers over this village whose picturesque streets and wrought iron trade signs, gourmet areas and champagne producers are a delight to visitors.

The great champagne cellars

Miles beneath our feet, visit the cellars of the winegrowers of the Champagne region and discover the treasure that is hidden underground! 

Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon is a Champagne house founded in 1743 and owned today by the luxury group LVMH, avenue de Champagne in Épernay.
It is the leading Champagne merchant handler, with 1,190 hectares of vineyards owned and grapes purchased from nearly 3,000 hectares, with 12.5 million bottles sold in 1971 and 22.8 million (with the three brands Moët et Chandon, Ruinart and Dom Pérignon) in 2011.
The three brands are grouped under the company MHCS1.

Ruinard Pommery

A stroll in Reims, the city of the sacred?
Take the opportunity to visit the superb cellars of the Vranken Pommery estate, listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, and just next door the sumptuous art nouveau-style VILLA DEMOISELLE.
A visit not to be missed!

EPERNAY: Journey to the heart of Champagne