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Villers-sous-Châtillon: small village of Champagne, where the majority of people grow grapes and sell his champagne. Located in the middle of the vineyard in the Marne valley, surrounded by vineyards and wooded hills.

The dream for hikers: the paths and trails of vines in the sun, see a deer jumps gracefully on the edge of the woods, or a family of rabbits scamper in the calm and silence of nature ...

And what do they eat in Champagne? The famous "hotpot Champenoise" soft cooked pork with a long flavorful vegetables: cabbage, carrots, leeks, turnips ... each family has its secret recipe ... It is eaten with a touch of mustard, accompanied by the broth. A winter delight!

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.0955240 (N 49° 5’ 44”)
Longitude3.7975490 (E 3° 47’ 51”)
Surface area4.84 km²
Population232 inhabitants
Density47 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne (49 km, 58 min)
Insee code51637
IntercommunalityCC des Deux Vallées
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Reuil1.6 km (4 min)
Venteuil3.9 km (6 min)
Oeuilly4.6 km (9 min)
Châtillon-sur-Marne4.8 km (7 min)
Mareuil-le-Port5.1 km (8 min)
Vandières6 km (10 min)
Leuvrigny6.2 km (10 min)
Cuisles6.5 km (11 min)
Baslieux-sous-Châtillon6.6 km (10 min)
Damery7.3 km (11 min)
Troissy7.9 km (11 min)
Boursault8.3 km (13 min)
Fleury-la-Rivière8.3 km (13 min)
Cuchery8.4 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The village had its benefactor: Viscount Chenizot Guyot, a contemporary of the French Revolution, had land and a castle, and he liked to reside between two trips to Paris, where he held high office. Surprised by the Revolution of 1789, he owed his survival to the villagers who have dressed in peasant is protected in his flight abroad. On his return, in gratitude, Viscount Guyot Chenizot made many donations of land, and founded a hospice, a small school and many other benefits. The castle was destroyed by bombing in World War I (1914/1918), but a tower still exists and can be seen from the church square.

On the side of the church lies the tomb of Viscount benefactor, built by the villagers as a sign of gratitude and thanks. A plaque commemorating its benefits has also been placed inside the church.

A cooler from the 18th or 19th century sleeps all within ... Street of the Ice! Consisting of a mound of earth, a dark corridor leads to a gigantic hole, which greatly fueled the fears of local children ... We think it was once used to store blocks of ice, brought in carts, at a time when refrigerators did not exist. The corridor is now walled up.


Common Villers-sous-Châtillon
Common Villers-sous-Châtillon
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Thursday 19 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Featured: Route Touristique du Champagne! It winds throughout the Marne, and through vineyards and pretty villages. A stop at Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne, where the monk Dom Perignon, a contemporary of King Louis XIV, discovered the foam of champagne. Another stop at Chatillon-sur-Marne, where the imposing statue of Pope Urban II, a native of the village, blessed the valley arms raised. In fact, he blessed the first crusade in 1095. The curiosity is that the statue is hollow, and a spiral staircase located inside the body, leads to a small window in the arms of the Pope there, very nice view over the surrounding countryside!

Very beautiful Romanesque and Gothic churches scattered throughout the villages.

In Epernay, 12 km, visit the Champagne cellars, dug into the chalk, is very appreciated.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided buggy or quad tour of the Champagne vineyards
Nature and the great outdoors50 € to 620 € Festigny (6.6 km)
Cellar tour and tasting with Champagne Charles Mignon
Local flavours7 € to 14 € Épernay (12 km)
Carriage ride with draft horses
Nature and the great outdoors15 € Pierry (13.3 km)
Miniature Train Tour of the Mercier Cellars and Champagne Tasting
Local flavours16 € Épernay (14.1 km)
Tour of a craft brewery and beer tasting
Local flavours5 € Trélou-sur-Marne (15.3 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Moslins and hillsides south of Epernay
HikeIntermediate3h00Moslins (16.9 km)
The domain of the Princes de Condé
HikeIntermediate3h30Condé-en-Brie (20 km)
History Course of Oger
Village visitEasy1h00Oger (22 km)
Flowery path of Oger
Village visitEasy1h00Oger (22 km)
Ornate Gionges ride
Village visitEasy40 minGionges (22 km)


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