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Hautvillers is one of the prettiest of Champagne’s villages. It was in the village basilica that Dom Perignon performed his miracle and discovered how to make still wine sparkling by the méthode champenoise. The abbey is now owned by Möet et Chandon and contains a ... more

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The Champagne village of Dormans saw fierce fighting in World War I and was badly damaged. Set in a large green park, the Chapelle de la Reconnaissance (Chapel of Gratitude) commemorates those killed in the battles of the Marne in 1914 and 1918 and offers splendid views over the valle... more

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The wine route in the region of Champagne rounds the mountain at Verzy where a short detour up into the woodlands brings you to Faux de Verzy. This is an unusual forest of gnarled, stunted, and twisted beech trees hundreds of years old.... more

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Leaving Épernay, on the Rue de Champagne, you come to Mercier's modern visitor center where the world's largest wine cask sits center stage. Holding the equivalent of 200,000 bottles of champagne, it was made to advertise Mercier at the World Trade Fair in Paris in 1889... more

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In the sprawling town of Épernay, the Rue de Champagne, a long street lined with the maisons and mansions of the premier champagne producers Möet et Chandon, Perrier Jouët, Charbaut, De Venoge Pol Roger, and Mercier. Try to allow time to take both the Möet et Cha... more

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In Épernay there are many champagne cellars to visit. Several invite you to come by without appointment. While the basic procedures and methods used to produce champagne are similar, the grand names for champagne all have their own history and interesting stories to tell. Tours... more

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Reims, once the capital of France (4th to 9th centuries) is considered one of the capitals of the Champagne district. The Nôtre Dame Cathedral dates from the 12th century and is where the kings of France used to be crowned (follow signs for Centre Ville). Begun in 1211, it is on... more

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Piper-Heidsieck is no longer open for tours.... more

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In Épernay there are many champagne cellars to visit. Several invite you to come by without appointment. While the basic procedures and methods used to produce champagne are similar, the grand names for champagne all have their own history and interesting stories to tell. Tours... more

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The historical gates through which Joan of Arc entered back in 1421, Porte Saint Pierre, amazingly still stand. The town of Château Thierry had been claiimed by the English until Joan of Arc recaptured it for France. ... more

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The Route du Champagne lies within a triangle formed by Reims, Châlons-sur-Marne, and Épernay and rambles through the vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, the Côte des Blancs, and the Marne Valley. The Montagne de Reims portion of this marked route extends from Rei... more

  • Karen Brown Recommended

In Épernay there are many champagne cellars to visit. Several invite you to come by without appointment. While the basic procedures and methods used to produce champagne are similar, the grand names for champagne all have their own history and interesting stories to tell. Tours... more

  • Karen Brown Recommended