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Épernay

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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 flavours9 € to 16 € Épernay

Places of interest

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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 capitalDecember 2019

Photos

Épernay in the vineyards (© Jolyot)
Épernay in the vineyards (© Jolyot)
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Republic Square (© J.E)
Republic Square (© J.E)
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Fountains (© OTER)
Fountains (© OTER)
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Church of Our Lady (© OTER)
Church of Our Lady (© OTER)
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Leisure and ecotourism cruise in Champagne at Épernay
Leisure and ecotourism cruise in Champagne at Épernay
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Forest path
Forest path
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Caves Mercier (© J.E)
Caves Mercier (© J.E)
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Bottle labeling line (© Jean Espirat)
Bottle labeling line (© Jean Espirat)
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Caves Mercier (© J.E)
Caves Mercier (© J.E)
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Caves Mercier (© J.E)
Caves Mercier (© J.E)
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Wine decantation (© J.E)
Wine decantation (© J.E)
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Caves Mercier (© J.E)
Caves Mercier (© J.E)
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Caves Mercier - Great gallery (© J.E)
Caves Mercier - Great gallery (© J.E)
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Wine decantation (© J.E)
Wine decantation (© J.E)
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Caves Mercier - A mountain of bottles (© J.E)
Caves Mercier - A mountain of bottles (© J.E)
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Automatic bottle turners, quarter turn (© J.E)
Automatic bottle turners, quarter turn (© J.E)
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Mercier Cellars - Underground Reception Room (© J.E)
Mercier Cellars - Underground Reception Room (© J.E)
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Still bottles, full (© J.E)
Still bottles, full (© J.E)
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Bottles being decanted (© J.E)
Bottles being decanted (© J.E)
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The Mercier lightning (© J.E)
The Mercier lightning (© J.E)
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Mercier lightning information (© J.E)
Mercier lightning information (© J.E)
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The Mercier lightning (© J.E)
The Mercier lightning (© J.E)
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The Mercier lightning (© J.E)
The Mercier lightning (© J.E)
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Center of Épernay, seen from the bridge of the avenue of Maréchal Joffre (© J.E)
Center of Épernay, seen from the bridge of the avenue of Maréchal Joffre (© J.E)
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Church of Our Lady (© J.E)
Church of Our Lady (© J.E)
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Church of Our Lady (© J.E)
Church of Our Lady (© J.E)
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History of the town hall of Épernay (© J.E)
History of the town hall of Épernay (© J.E)
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Facade of the town hall (© J.E)
Facade of the town hall (© J.E)
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Nave of Notre-Dame Church (© J.E)
Nave of Notre-Dame Church (© J.E)
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Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre-Dame church (© J.E)
Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre-Dame church (© J.E)
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Place Léon Bourgeois (© J.E)
Place Léon Bourgeois (© J.E)
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Altarpiece of Notre-Dame Church (© J.E)
Altarpiece of Notre-Dame Church (© J.E)
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Rosace is from Notre-Dame church (© J.E)
Rosace is from Notre-Dame church (© J.E)
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Our Lady with the Child - Church Notre-Dame (© J.E)
Our Lady with the Child - Church Notre-Dame (© J.E)
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East Portal of Notre Dame Church (© J.E)
East Portal of Notre Dame Church (© J.E)
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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.

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