Capital of Champagne, the town of Épernay is known worldwide for its large champagne houses which follow one another along its famous Avenue de Champagne. Dug into the chalk, the prestigious cellars of Épernay can be visited.

Epernay stands out as the ideal town for a stay or a stopover in Champagne. Its central location makes it a strategic starting point for exploring the region. Epernay offers great ease of travel, whether on foot, by bike or by train. You can wander around the city at your leisure, visit renowned champagne houses like Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, De Castellane… and enjoy the best local restaurants that we have selected for you. If you want to venture further, Epernay station is directly connected to Reims.You can therefore spend a day in the city of coronations to explore its emblematic monuments. Paris is also accessible by train in 1 hour 20 minutes from Epernay station located 2 kilometers from the gîte.

In addition to its advantageous location, Epernay seduces with its charm and sparkling atmosphere. The city is steeped in a rich cultural and architectural heritage, La Marne borders the capital of Champagne, offering some of the most pleasant bike rides in the region.

Epernay embodies the quintessence of Champagne hospitality and offers a memorable experience for champagne lovers and travelers wishing to discover this region emblematic of the French art of living.

The Champagne tourist route

Marne en Champagne is the leading French department producing champagne. Its different vineyards, which areMontagne de Reims, the Côte des Blancs, the Marne valley and the Saint-Thierry massif, have something to delight fans. In Verzenay, in the Montagne de Reims vineyard, the Vine Museum allows you to better understand the Champagne vineyards.

Address : Rue du Phare, 51360 Verzenay
Phone :03 26 07 87 87

Fully signposted and punctuated with labeled cellars, theChampagne Tourist Route , made up of five circuits (Côte des Bar, Côte des Blancs, Massif de Saint-Thierry, Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne), including more than 500 kilometers of routes crisscross the departments of Aisne (Picardie region), Aube and Marne, is ideal for exploring the Champagne heritage.


Located in the heart of the Montagne de Reims vineyard, the village of Hautvillers is the cradle of champagne. It is in fact right here, in the former Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers, that the cellar monk Dom Pérignon discovered the method of champagnemaking wine in the 18th century. Dom Pérignon's tomb rests today in the choir of the Saint-Sindulphe abbey church. Hautvillers is also a charming wine village with houses decorated with pretty wrought iron signs.

Hautvillers Tourist Office.
Address : 10 Pl. de la République, 51160 Hautvillers
Telephone : 03 26 57 06 35

The Scythes of Verzy

The Verzy forest, located in the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park , is home to twisting beeches, the Faux, with unusual shapes to say the least. Steeped in mystery, these protected, particularly fragile trees can be discovered by walking the laid out path.

The site has been classified as a managed biological reserve since 1981.

Champagne Wine and Regional Archeology Museum in Epernay

Located on Avenue de Champagne, a prestigious artery of Epernay, theChampagne wine and regional archeology museum tells the history of the Champagne region, from the formation of its soil several million years ago to the present day.

It brings together collections of international scope at the heart of a modern and interactive scenography adapted to all audiences.

Address : 13 Av. de Champagne, 51200 Épernay
Phone :03 26 55 03 56


As a couple, with friends, with family, or in a group, come and experience a sensory journey to the heart of Champagne. PRESSORIAoffers you the opportunity to discover Champagne in a fun and interactive way. Your 5 senses will be awakened to learn everything about Champagne and its famous wine.
A fun, interactive and sensory journey
Experience for all audiences from beginners to connoisseurs.

Address : 11 Bd Pierre Cheval, 51160 Aÿ-Champagne
Phone :03 26 77 98 77

The shell cellar

The Cave aux Coquillages is an exceptional fossil site under the vines, teeming with shells tens of millions of years old.Well known in the world of paleontology, it fascinates for the remarkable preservation of its shells and the presence of a giant gastropod (40 to 60 centimeters).
A guided tour of the galleries immerses you in the discovery of the marine environment of yesteryear and a tasting of the property's champagne rounds off your visit.

Address : 41 Rue du Bourg de Vesle, 51480 Fleury-la-Rivière
Telephone : 03 26 58 36 43

Reims Cathedral

Notre-Dame de Reims is one of the major achievements of Gothic art in Europe. Included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, this 13th century cathedral has features that make it unique, notably its unity of style, its luminosity and its statuary.

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Reims

Regalia sound and light show

· May : Saturdays 20, 27 and Sundays 21 and 28 at 10:45 p.m.

· June : Saturdays 10, 17, 24 and Sundays 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10:45 p.m.

· July : every Saturday and Sunday at 10:45 p.m.

· August : every Saturday and Sunday at 10:45 p.m. (except the 12th and 13th at 11 p.m.)

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Restaurants in Epernay

Epernay is a small town of 25,000 inhabitants. As the capital of Champagne, there are some good restaurants there. Please note: it is necessary to book in advance of your stay because the restaurants are very busy on weekends and it is often difficult to get a table at the last minute.

We will send you our recommendations by email.

Market days in Epernay

Wednesday morning:at the Halle Saint-Thibault (food market: fishmonger, butcher, fruits and vegetables).

Saturday morning: large weekly market at the Halle Saint-Thibault (food market). Big market for food.

Sunday morning/Sunday morning, place Auban-Moët, (rotisserie, fruit and vegetables, butcher, fishmonger, florist, etc.).


Epernay Tourist Office

Address : 7 Av. de Champagne, 51200 Épernay

Phone: 03 26 53 33 00

Reims Tourist Office

Address : 6 Rue Rockefeller, 51100 Reims

Telephone : 03 26 77 45 00




The train station in Epernay town center is a 20-minute walk from the gîte.
ÉPERNAY/REIMS CENTER BY TRAIN: journey time approximately 35 minutes.


  • Agil taxi 03 26 59 01 44/
  • Groom Epernay: 06 03 31 27 15 /
  • ABC TAXI: 06 30 81 59 68/



To enjoy a panoramic view of the town of Épernay, the walk follows the ring road. This old road dominates the town and runs alongside the forest. The climb is arduous but the reward is great. The path takes place between vineyards and houses, between gardens and cabins. Circuit created by the Épernay, Coteaux and Plaine de Champagne urban community.


The valley cycle routetravels 45km through the Champagne vineyards, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, to discover the riches of the Marne Valley and the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park.
Crossing UNESCO-listed landscapes, flirting with the Montagne de Reims regional natural park, the V 52 greenway along the Marne side canal offers a landscape skilfully worked by the hand of the man who shaped the plots and hillsides. Traveling by bike through this unique universe is the best solution for encountering heritage, nature and people.

Along this route, do not hesitate to explore the attractions of the towns adjoining your journey, or to enjoy a break in one of the many picnic areas.

The Véloroute de la Vallée de la Marne is located on national route no. 52 from Paris – Strasbourg.

Photo credit Epernay Tourist Office