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Avize - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne

The village lies on the Côte des Blancs, Champagne prestigious site. It has a vineyard of 270 hectares, which represents nearly 40% of the total territory.

The municipality extends from west to east about 5 km with an average width of 1.5 km.

In the West the mounting Avize rises to 248 meters at a place called "Wood Mill".

Replaces the existing wooded area covered by pastures sheep and cattle for centuries. Exploitation of clay there are only a few small ponds.

To the east overlooking the plain of Champagne, Côte d'Avize down abruptly with a steep slope of about 25% over a distance of 300 meters.

There are traces of prehistoric occupation of the site whose menhir "Haute Borne" historical monument since 1887.

The Gauls and the Romans established camps observation and first inhabitants settled on the upper side of the mountain.

In the 12th century, Avize was a small fortress surrounded by walls and ditches. In the Middle Ages, the city was fortified by walls, ramparts northern rampart du Midi.

In 1590 during the War of the League, the Church of St. Nicolas was burned. In 1632, a fire destroyed half of the town.

In 1719, the city walls were demolished by the Earl of Hery lord of Avize to punish the people who did not pay the feudal dues.

With the discovery of Champagne Dom Pérignon, Avize began to change.

In the early 19th century, was an important town Avize which brought together more than 1600 people.

The city of beautiful homes then enriched wine as Desbordes castle currently owned by the municipality.

The village first confined between the ancient walls extended to the station with the arrival of the railway and more recently on the other side of the road D9 with the creation of several subdivisions.

Avize today provides its inhabitants essential public services, firefighters, post office, treasury, police and health services: nursing homes, doctors, pharmacies, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists, pedicure.

There are educational institutions: wine school, apprenticeship training center, college, school, nursery, crèche and leisure centers and sports library, home associations, gymnasium, stadium, football and tennis courts.

The shops are present: bakery, butcher, grocery, beauty parlors, tobacco, newspapers, hairdressers, florists, garages, cafe, pizzeria, laundry, wine shops and various services (banks, notary, surveyor).

One hundred independent growers formed a cooperative or exploit this renowned vineyard, producing and selling a champagne "blanc de blancs" world famous. There are vineyards and vendangeoirs very large brands such as Mumm, Moët et Chandon, Roederer, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Lanson ... The Trading and Cooperatives are also represented.

With this level of equipment high Avize is important town of the Côte des Blancs, which gives it an attractive power with neighboring municipalities and enabling it to host a larger population.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.9747970 (N 48° 58’ 29”)
Longitude4.0127960 (E 4° 0’ 46”)
Surface area7.62 km²
Population1926 inhabitants
Density252 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne (20 mi, 39 min)
Insee code51029
IntercommunalityCA Épernay, Coteaux et Plaine de Champagne
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Cramant1.3 mi (5 min)
Flavigny2.3 mi (5 min)
Grauves2.7 mi (9 min)
Cuis3 mi (8 min)
Le Mesnil-sur-Oger3.6 mi (11 min)
Les Istres-et-Bury4 mi (9 min)
Oiry4.9 mi (10 min)
Villeneuve-Renneville-Chevigny5.4 mi (12 min)
Chouilly5.5 mi (12 min)
Plivot5.7 mi (12 min)
Pierry5.7 mi (13 min)
Monthelon5.7 mi (11 min)
Villers-aux-Bois6.3 mi (17 min)
Mancy6.4 mi (14 min)

Events and festivities

St. Vincent, next Saturday January 22.

Brocante May 8

Feast on the Sunday closest to St. Mary Magdalene.


View of the town from the Vix Park
View of the town from the Vix Park
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Castle Desbordes
Castle Desbordes
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Fountain Square Léon Bourgeois
Fountain Square Léon Bourgeois
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Saturday 20 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 21 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
Monday 22 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Carthorse-drawn carriage ride
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 15 € Pierry (4.6 mi)
Cellar tour and tasting with Champagne Charles Mignon
Local flavours9 € to 16 € Épernay (6 mi)
Guided buggy or quad tour of the Champagne vineyards
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 720 € Festigny (13.2 mi)
Bike hire near your holiday accommodation
Sports sensations35 € La Neuville-aux-Larris (14.1 mi)
Tour of a craft brewery and beer tasting
Local flavours5 € Trélou-sur-Marne (20 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
History Course of Oger
Village visitEasy1h00Blancs-Coteaux (1.2 mi)
Flowery path of Oger
Village visitEasy1h00Blancs-Coteaux (1.2 mi)
Mesnil-sur-Oger the Flower walk
Village visitEasy30 minLe Mesnil-sur-Oger (2.5 mi)
Ornate Gionges ride
Village visitEasy40 minBlancs-Coteaux (3.1 mi)
Moslins and hillsides south of Epernay
HikeIntermediate3h00Moslins (4 mi)


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