Rendez-vous in Epernay

  • Champagne vineyard

    Champagne vineyard

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  • Champagne vineyard

    Champagne vineyard

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  • Champagne vineyard

    Champagne vineyard

    © ATOUT FRANCE/CRT Champagne-Ardenne/Manquillet

  • Champagne vineyard

    Champagne vineyard

    © ATOUT FRANCE/CRT Champagne-Ardenne/Oxley

Rendez-vous in Epernay 51200 Epernay fr

The first visit of the Tour to Épernay was back in 1963 for the start of the 50th edition.

Despite the flat roads, Federico Bahamontes immediately attacked and distanced his main rivals by close to 1'30.

Enough to worry Anquetil who had crashed early in the stage, but not quite good enough to stop the Frenchman from conquering a fourth crown.

On that day, Eddy Pauwels had captured both the stage win and the overall lead. For the last two starts in Épernay, the stages finished off with bunched sprints won by Mark Cavendish in  Montargis (2010), and then by young Peter Sagan in Metz (2012).

Must see

  • Théâtre Gabrielle-Dorziat (Italian-style theatre registered as an historic monument),
  • Theatres/playhouses (Le Millesium, le Palais des Fêtes).

Contact

Office de tourisme d'Epernay
7 avenue de Champagne
51200 Epernay

Tel: +33(0)3 26 53 33 00
Mail: tourisme@ot-epernay.fr

 

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