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Épernay

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne

Épernay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne
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Épernay

Charming town of 25,000 residents, located between the Marne and Coteaux, Epernay welcomes you. At the crossroads of the circuits of the "Champagne Tourist Route" through which all the famous wines, Epernay is surrounded by hills whose slopes are covered with vineyards producing the famous wine. The heart of the vineyard, with its 30,000 hectares in production, beats at Epernay.

Epernay is a dynamic city whose economy is marked by the food and especially champagne. Agriculture and viticulture mainly occupy more than 30% of the usable area. The industry, meanwhile, represented by three main sectors: industry and mechanical processing, construction and public works, and finally the Champagne industry and related activities. Trade Epernay is a center of attraction which extends about 21 municipalities. And tertiary services are highly developed.

Things to see and do

Champagne avenue: The Avenue de Champagne is a district of the major production houses and the world-renowned wine trade. It is decorated with many buildings of the XIXth century, with a luxurious appearance in the Renaissance or classical style. 100 Tasteful Sites in France. Totaling more than 100 km of galleries dug in the chalk where are housed millions of bottles in which the Champagne slowly is developed, the large cellars receive there daily very numerous visitors.

Hôtel de Ville: Former private mansion of Monsieur Auban-Moët, built in 1858 and ceded to the city in 1919, it retains the charm of a private residence in the center of a beautiful park. Inside, luxurious salons, notably the Wedding Room and the Board Room, deserve the attention of visitors. In front of the facade, a terrace was skilfully used as a buttress of the Monuments to the Dead, designed by M. Giraud, architect, and by M. J. Dechin, Prix de Rome Sculpture. The Town Hall rises in a magnificent park designed in the last century by the Brothers Bülher, creators of the Tête d'Or Park in Lyon.

The Orangerie: The Garden of the Orangerie of the Establishments Moët and Chandon, was designed in the First Empire (1807) by the Lorraine painter Isabey. It bears this name since the building reflected in the basin of the French garden serves to shelter the winter orange trees of the Garden Chandon Moët House. Visible from the Avenue but can not be visited.

Château Perrier: This private mansion of M. Charles Perrier is built in stone Louis XIII style and has in the center of the court the equestrian statue in cast iron Le Veneur (1890-1900). In 1940, this building housed the HQ of the German armies from 1942 to 1944. After the liberation of Patton, the Americans settled in this building.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cellar tour and tasting with Champagne Charles Mignon
Local flavours7 € to 14 € Épernay
Champagne & Chocolate tasting workshop in the vines
Local flavours43 € Reims

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Music Summer - June to August: Discover all styles of music throughout the Festival Summer Music, the opportunity to explore the world of music in special places.

Vestments of Light - in December: During three days, Epernay and the Avenue de Champagne put on their finest holiday attire. The program on Friday evening, opening night in the Avenue de Champagne with street performances, a Champagne bar, fireworks on Saturday, with flavors of clothes, try Champagne with food chefs, Sunday , back in time with the parade of vintage cars in the streets of Epernay.

Detailed information

Les Habits de Lumière
A colourful, flavourful event in the champagne capitalFrom 9 to 11 december 2016

Photos

Épernay in the vineyards (© Jolyot)
Épernay in the vineyards (© Jolyot)
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Fountains (© REMOVE)
Fountains (© REMOVE)
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Church of Our Lady (© REMOVE)
Church of Our Lady (© REMOVE)
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Recreation and ecotourism cruise Champagne Épernay
Recreation and ecotourism cruise Champagne Épernay
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Forest road
Forest road
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Mercier cellars (© JE)
Mercier cellars (© JE)
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bottle labeling chain (© Jean Espirat)
bottle labeling chain (© Jean Espirat)
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Caves Mercier (© JE)
Caves Mercier (© JE)
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Mercier cellars (© JE)
Mercier cellars (© JE)
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Decanting wine (© JE)
Decanting wine (© JE)
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Mercier cellars (© JE)
Mercier cellars (© JE)
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Caves Mercier - Large gallery (© JE)
Caves Mercier - Large gallery (© JE)
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Decanting wine (© JE)
Decanting wine (© JE)
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Caves Mercier - a bottle mountain (© JE)
Caves Mercier - a bottle mountain (© JE)
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Turners automatic bottles, a quarter turn (© JE)
Turners automatic bottles, a quarter turn (© JE)
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Caves Mercier - reception room underground (© JE)
Caves Mercier - reception room underground (© JE)
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Encore bottles, filled (© JE)
Encore bottles, filled (© JE)
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settling path bottles (© JE)
settling path bottles (© JE)
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Mercier lightning (© JE)
Mercier lightning (© JE)
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Information Mercier lightning (© JE)
Information Mercier lightning (© JE)
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Mercier lightning (© JE)
Mercier lightning (© JE)
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The lightning Mercier (© JE)
The lightning Mercier (© JE)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Route Touristique du Champagne will guide you to the Champagne villages, you will discover the vineyard landscapes, producers, the region offers exceptional sites of Epernay.