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Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne
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Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is a town in the Marne, in the Grand Est region, 16 km south of Epernay.

The territory of the municipality of a relatively modest area (nearly 8 km²) is located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, famous in the vineyards of Champagne to produce only wines made from Chardonnay, while in the rest from the appellation, wines from Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir are also blended.

On the hillside, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is rich in its wine business although bordered by protected natural areas.

The village itself has developed on medieval bases still tangible by the route and the name of its streets evoking the old ramparts. An old defense tower was preserved in the old town despite the fighting in 1870 that affected the town.

The historical heritage of the locality, which has some 1200 inhabitants, its landscape and its famous vineyards make it a major stop for those who discover the prestigious wine region. Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is located from the rest on the Champagne Tourist Route.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Mesnil-sur-Oger
Postcode51190
Tourism label
Latitude48.9394410 (N 48° 56’ 22”)
Longitude4.0213789 (E 4° 1’ 17”)
Surface area7.91 km²
Population1142 inhabitants
Density144 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne (18.1 mi, 35 min)
Insee code51367
IntercommunalityCA Épernay, Coteaux et Plaine de Champagne
DepartmentMarne
TerritoryChampagne-Ardenne
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Villeneuve-Renneville-Chevigny2.8 mi (7 min)
Avize3.6 mi (11 min)
Blancs-Coteaux3.9 mi (9 min)
Cramant4.3 mi (14 min)
Flavigny4.3 mi (10 min)
Grauves4.7 mi (14 min)
Villers-aux-Bois4.9 mi (14 min)
Rouffy4.9 mi (12 min)
Vouzy5.2 mi (12 min)
Bergères-lès-Vertus5.2 mi (12 min)
Cuis5.4 mi (16 min)
Chaintrix-Bierges5.4 mi (14 min)
Saint-Mard-lès-Rouffy5.8 mi (13 min)
Les Istres-et-Bury6 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

A discovery of the town can begin with the Church of St. Nicholas, a Romanesque building whose foundations date back to the 11th and 12th century. Part of the interior furniture has been classified, such as the high altar, the fence gate or an altarpiece depicting St. Nicholas.

See next in the nearby park, a replica of the grotto of Lourdes.

In the heart of the village, again, a visit to the museum of the vine and wine founded by a passionate professional can admire a set of old presses dating from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century and many tools and materials dedicated to viticulture. Entry: 9 euros. Information on +33 3 26 57 50 15.

Another testimony of the long presence of the vineyard, always in the center of the locality, Clos du Mesnil, a set of parcels of vines surrounded by a wall, belonging to a large champagne house. The other parcels, all classified in Grand Cru, are located outside the village itself.

Before precisely to visit some property or cooperative and taste with moderation a little of the local production, a detour is necessary by the Natural Reserve of the Pâtis du Mesnil and Oger, in the north-west of the territory. On a plateau overlooking the town and the rest of the white coast, it is 130 hectares preserved with ponds, moors, lawns with rich biodiversity. Former sites dedicated to the extraction of millstone and clay are also included in this scope. Adjoining a lake, an arboretum has been set up within this reserve.

A walking trail was also designed for the public, as well as a fitness trail and children's games. Finally, always on the site, a table of orientation allows to be located while admiring the landscape.

Guided tours of the reserve are organized during the summer months. Information on +33 3 26 53 33 00.

Hiking trails starting or including the town, sometimes leading to other major sites of Champagne appellation, are available to amateurs. Maps and information on +33 3 26 53 33 00.

As for sports and leisure activities, a petanque court and tennis courts can be made available to visitors. Contact the +33 3 26 57 51 98.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

The Pâtis Oger and Le Mesnil -sur -Oger
The Pâtis Oger and Le Mesnil -sur -Oger
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Table orientation of Mesnil -sur-Oger
Table orientation of Mesnil -sur-Oger
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Cave du Mesnil -sur-Oger
Cave du Mesnil -sur-Oger
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A view of Mesnil -sur-Oger since the vines
A view of Mesnil -sur-Oger since the vines
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Vine Museum and Wine (© CC Virtues Region)
Vine Museum and Wine (© CC Virtues Region)
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Museum of the Vine and Wine (© CC Virtues Region)
Museum of the Vine and Wine (© CC Virtues Region)
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replica of the grotto of Lourdes (© CC Virtues Region)
replica of the grotto of Lourdes (© CC Virtues Region)
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Pâtis of Mesnil -sur -Oger (© CC region Virtues)
Pâtis of Mesnil -sur -Oger (© CC region Virtues)
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Pâtis of Mesnil -sur-Oger (© CC Virtues region)
Pâtis of Mesnil -sur-Oger (© CC Virtues region)
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Saint- Nicolas Church (© CC Virtues region)
Saint- Nicolas Church (© CC Virtues region)
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Weather

Thursday 25 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C
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Friday 26 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
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Saturday 27 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Carthorse-drawn carriage ride
Nature and the great outdoors10 € to 15 € Pierry (6.7 mi)
Cellar tour and tasting with Champagne Charles Mignon
Local flavours9 € to 16 € Épernay (8.3 mi)
Guided buggy or quad tour of the Champagne vineyards
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 720 € Festigny (14.6 mi)
Bike hire near your holiday accommodation
Sports sensations35 € La Neuville-aux-Larris (16.3 mi)
Tour of a craft brewery and beer tasting
Local flavours5 € Trélou-sur-Marne (21 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mesnil-sur-Oger the Flower walk
Village visitEasy30 minLe Mesnil-sur-Oger
History Course of Oger
Village visitEasy1h00Blancs-Coteaux (1.4 mi)
Flowery path of Oger
Village visitEasy1h00Blancs-Coteaux (1.4 mi)
Ornate Gionges ride
Village visitEasy40 minBlancs-Coteaux (1.9 mi)
Between vines and meadows
HikeEasy4h00Blancs-Coteaux (2.6 mi)

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