The surroundings of Epernay

World famous for its Champagne, the Marne ... an authentic and endearing region which has many surprises in store for you.

Champagne is first of all its tourist route to discover the most precious of wines ...

From Reims, capital of the kings of France, a visit to its cathedral, its basilica and the palace of Tau is essential before joining the 50,000-hectare Reims mountain Regional Natural Park, dotted with forests, vines and villages of character including Verzy, famous for its “faux” legendary trees with strange shapes. A little further on, the pretty Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers abbey in its green setting and 30 minutes away, Verneuil and the superb Boursault castle, a Renaissance jewel. As you climb, you can admire the magnificent panorama of the valley from the charming flowered village of Champillon, backed by the forest and overlooking the vineyard. Epernay is profiled ... Capital of Champagne known for its famous avenue called "Champs Elysées du Champagne", prestigious address, cradle of big houses such as Moët & Chandon, Pol Roger, Perrier-Jouet, Mercier ... As you travel this avenue with its remarkable architecture (small castles, mansions...), beneath your feet a treasure is dormant ... no less than 110 km of galleries dug to house millions of bottles of the famous nectar! A not to be missed visit!

From Epernay to Vertus, the Côte des Blancs ... the cradle of Chardonnay reveals charming villages such as Chouilly, Pierry and its 18th century castle, Avize, or Cramant.

Champagne, a sparkling destination to discover between vineyards, cellars, forests, lakes and villages of character ... on foot, by car as well as by bike thanks to a whole network of routes and circuits (all levels) proposed by the tourist Office.

Do not hesitate to ask us, we will be happy to advise you in the discovery of our beautiful region.

Some ideas for visits and leisure around:

  • 22km from Epernay and its "Champs-Elysées du Champagne"/li>
  • 22 km from the Mondement site: Monument in homage to the 1st World War/li>
  • 25 km from the 12th century Cistercian abbey of Notre-Dame du Reclus in Talus- Saint-Prix/li>
  • 26 km from Notre-Dame de Vive Fontaine Abbey in Baye/li>
  • 0 km from Châlons-en-Champagne
  • 70 km from Reims and its cathedral/li>
  • 82 km from the Der-Chantecoq lake leisure center (the largest lake in Europe)

Mont Aimé

Culminating at 240 meters above sea level, there is an orientation table, a commemorative obelisk, walking circuits and a panoramic view of the Champagne plain on Mont-Aimé.

Cellar visit - Avize

A family business, Louis Massing proposes a Champagne made from the fruit of several generations of winegrowers who are passionate about their work.

Cycling Epernay Tourist office

Signposted on the ground with bunches of grapes, these circuits make it possible to criss-cross the territory easily and take full advantage of the landscapes and other riches of the villages crossed.
Vélofiches give you the details of each circuit and inform you about the tourist attractions of each circuit.

Boat trips on the Marne

A visit by boat of Châlons-en-Champagne, nicknamed the Sparkling Venice 

Der Lake

The Der lake in Champagne, the largest artificial lake in Europe, is an ideal destination. Epicureans, sportsmen, naturalists, trail blazers, gastronomes, everyone will find their account

Forest of Verzy

In the forest of Verzy there are exceptional trees which have always attracted  the curiosity of visitors. These twisted beeches, otherwise known as Faux de Verzy, make this site unique in the world. A path of approximately 3 km crosses the Biological Reserve which shelters them and allows walkers to admire them.

Verzenay lighthouse

The Lighthouse invites you to explore the fascinating world of the Champagne vineyards, through a 1.5 hour museum tour and an unusual climb to 25 meters in height!

Reims Cathedral

Discover a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, its statuary and its twentieth century roof timbers.

Epernay Tourist Office

Epernay capital of Champagne, Avenue de Champagne, Captive balloon, Champagne houses

mont.aime@wanadoo.fr
+33(0)3 26 52 21 31
4 et 6 rue de Vertus 51130 Bergéres les vertus

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