Visit Epernay and its Vineyards, the Cradle of Champagne
Welcome to Epernay
Located in the heart of Champagne, only an hour and a half from Paris, Epernay is just waiting to be discovered. The city is best known for its majestic Avenue de Champagne with its locally-producing Champagne houses, as well as 110 kilometers of tunnels beneath its streets full of Champagne cellars.
Epernay is perfect for all kinds of trips - for couples, family, nature-lovers, and even business trips, offering a wide range of activities for everyone.
Since July 2015, the Avenue de Champagne has constituted one of the key elements in the "Hillsides, Houses, and Wine Cellars of Champagne," listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Avenue de Champagne
The seat of France's largest Maisons de Champagne, the city's prestigious Avenue de Champagne, classified as a Site Remarquable by Goût en France, enchants visitors from all over the world.
A veritable Champs Élysées of Champagne!
Just a few of the names located along this road:
- De Castellane
- Moët et Chandon
- Comtesse Lafond
- De Venoge
- Pol Roger
Epernay, a City with Turbulent History
Historically, Epernay has been burned, pillaged, and partially destroyed more than 25 times over the course of its life. However, even if the city only preserves a little of its past, it is still home to some of the most beautiful hôtels particuliers of the eighteenth century.
"Epernay, it's the city of wine in Champagne. Nothing more, nothing less." - Victor Hugo, (Le Rhin, July 21, 1842). The simple style and pure vocabulary suffices to describe the nobility of Epernay and its precious nectar, a delight for epicureans from all over the world.
The Champagne Road
Ideally located at the crossroads of some of France's most beautfiul vineyards, Epernay is the point of departure for three different Champagne Routes. Perfect to discover on foot, by bike, or driving in an eco-friendly electric car!
The Champagne Road is full of top-quality accomodations - in hotels, charming bed and breakfasts, or even castles. Delight your tastebuds with the Road's amazing restaurants, known for its regional cuisine and world renowned chefs.
- Les Habits de Lumière
- Soirée Blanche, the "White Evening," on July 14
Office de Tourisme d'Epernay
7 Avenue de Champagne