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Verzenay

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Verzenay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne
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Verzenay village is located 17 km southeast of Reims. Village of 1100 inhabitants concerned primarily for its grand cru vineyard of pinot noir scored 100%. Verzenay is a village of Champagne, situated on a hillside and surrounded by vineyards, except in the south, where it is crowned by the forest of the Montagne de Reims.

About 420 hectares of vineyards are operated by 250 growers and 85 handlers harvesters, as well as most major brands of champagne vineyard owners or buying grapes in great demand to develop their prestige brands.

This charming town steeped in history, which was partly destroyed during the First World War because of its proximity to the front line, boasts a mill on Mount Beef in perfect condition and a lighthouse on Mount Rizan, which now houses the Musée de la Vigne. Its 18th century church, newly renovated, sits in the heart of the village.

The inhabitants are called Verzenay books and bookshops.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVerzenay
Postcode51360
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Latitude49.1598420 (N 49° 9’ 35”)
Longitude4.1460800 (E 4° 8’ 46”)
Surface area10.62 km²
Population1055 inhabitants
Density99 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne (33 km, 30 min)
Insee code51613
IntercommunalityCC Vesle et Coteaux de la Montagne de Reims
DepartmentMarne
RegionChampagne-Ardenne

Nearest cities & towns

Verzy2.6 km (6 min)
Mailly-Champagne3.1 km (6 min)
Beaumont-sur-Vesle4.9 km (6 min)
Prunay5.5 km (8 min)
Ludes5.5 km (12 min)
Villers-Marmery5.8 km (9 min)
Sillery6.1 km (10 min)
Puisieulx7.5 km (11 min)
Chigny-les-Roses8.4 km (13 min)
Taissy9.3 km (13 min)
Val-de-Vesle9.4 km (13 min)
Ville-en-Selve9.5 km (18 min)
Rilly-la-Montagne9.7 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Photos

Lighthouse Verzenay from a balloon
Lighthouse Verzenay from a balloon
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Panorama from the top of the lighthouse ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama from the top of the lighthouse ( © Jean Espirat )
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the mill wind - Private Property ( © Jean Espirat )
the mill wind - Private Property ( © Jean Espirat )
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Panorama from the esplanade of the mill ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama from the esplanade of the mill ( © Jean Espirat )
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Ascent mill with Tow Verzenay
Ascent mill with Tow Verzenay
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Mill Verzenay (Feast of St John and gourmand last weekend of June)
Mill Verzenay (Feast of St John and gourmand last weekend of June)
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Verzenay Lighthouse (1909)
Verzenay Lighthouse (1909)
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Old Lime Kiln (1912 - 1913) before restoration
Old Lime Kiln (1912 - 1913) before restoration
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Old lime Kiln (1912-1913 ) and after restoration night
Old lime Kiln (1912-1913 ) and after restoration night
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Bandstand (1912)
Bandstand (1912)
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Former press square of Europe
Former press square of Europe
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Mayor of Verzenay (1883)
Mayor of Verzenay (1883)
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Official Blazon Verzenay
Official Blazon Verzenay
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the Lighthouse - Museum of the vine ( © Jean Espirat )
the Lighthouse - Museum of the vine ( © Jean Espirat )
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Panorama from the esplanade of the lighthouse ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama from the esplanade of the lighthouse ( © Jean Espirat )
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot Air Balloon Flight over Champagne
Nature and the great outdoors249 € Taissy (8.2 km)
Champagne & Chocolate tasting workshop in the vines
Local flavours43 € Reims (13.2 km)
Lacourte Guillemart champagne tasting
Local flavours0 € to 6 € Écueil (14.3 km)
Guided eco-tour of the Aÿ-Champagne vineyard
Local flavours45 € Ay (15.5 km)
Cellar tour and tasting with Champagne Charles Mignon
Local flavours7 € to 14 € Épernay (19 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
History Course of Oger
Village visitEasy1h00Oger (25 km)
Flowery path of Oger
Village visitEasy1h00Oger (25 km)
Ornate Vouzy ride
Village visitEasy1h00Vouzy (26 km)
Mesnil-sur-Oger the Flower walk
Village visitEasy30 minLe Mesnil-sur-Oger (26 km)
Moslins and hillsides south of Epernay
HikeIntermediate3h00Moslins (27 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

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