The Vineyards of Champagne
To discover the wines of Champagne, follow the Tourist Champagne Route, a path of almost 700 kilometers in the Marne, the Aube, and the Aisne, with approximately 80 welcome points. The Champagne region also has 8 paths to take you to must-see sites in authentic villages, ancient monastaries, and imposing châteaux and churches.
- Leaving from Reims and its prestigious Champagne houses, take the Route du Massif de Saint-Thierry and take advantage of the beautiful point of view from Trigny, a flowery village amongst medieval ramparts
- On the Route de la Montagne de Reims, linking Reims and Epernay, stop over at the Verzenay Lighthouse, which overlooks an ocean of vineyards and current home to the Musée de la Vigne. At the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional de la Montagne de Reims, discover the Faux de Verzy.
- Departing from Epernay and its famous Avenue de Champagne, board the Champagne Vallée boat to Cumières to discover the vineyards of the Marne Valley from the river.
- Further to the south, on the Route de la Côte des Blancs, admire the panoramic view of the vineyard from the Mont Aimé and take advantage of the charming, flowery village of Oger.
- In the Aube, around Bar-sur-Seine and its timber-framed houses, take a break in Essoyes, where August Renoir, the Impressionist master, made his home for several years. Visit one of the 28 labeled wine caves spread out along the Route de la Côte des Bar.
- At its heart, Champagne is made up of winegrowers, happy to share their savoir faire! Discover the "Champagnée" activities: cooking classes and wine tastings!
Must-See Sites in Champagne
- The Champagne Route: 600 km through the wine-growing region – 5 go-as-you-please routes
- Remarkable towns and villages : Hautvillers, Reims,Troyes, Epernay, Les Riceys
- The Musée de la Vigne (Wine Museum) at Verzenay
- The Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
- Château de la Motte Tilly, Château de Montmort, Château de Chacenay and de Condé-en-Brie
- France's biggest Champagne houses: Pommery, Mumm & Cie, Taittinger, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicqot, Ruinart, and their magnificent caves.
A unique experience
Treasure Hunting in the Vineyard
Geocaching, this 21st century phenomenon, will take you on a trip through the vineyards of Champagne. Hundreds of boxes - called "caches" - have been distributed in the vineyards and forests of the Côte des Blancs, the Montagne de Reims, the Massif de Saint-Thierry, the Marne Valley, and the Côte des Bar. It's your turn to discover them!
Become an Apprentice Champagne Taster
Champagne tasting is an art of the spirit and all five senses. To learn how to uncover the true nature of Champagnes, passionate wine-growers are happy to advise amateur bubbly-lovers and lead them through two-hour wine tastings.
A unique experience
The Vignobles & Découvertes label allows you to easily plan your week-ends and short stays in the vineyards, thanks to carefully-selected services. Choose your destination:
Côte des Bar
Coteaux du Sézannais
Coteaux Sud d'Epernay et Côte des Blancs
Massif de Saint-Thierry, Vallée de l'Ardre
Montagne de Reims
Vallée de la Marne
Enjoy Champagne responsibly.