Hautvillers, the Birth of Champagne
Come discover the community of Hautvillers which, nestled among vineyards and forests, overlooks La Marne and offers several lookouts over the valley, the surrounding villages, and the Champagne vineyard. It is said that this village is where champagne was born when Dom Pérignon arrived to live as a monk in the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Hilaire. Today, Dom Pérignon is one of the most well-known vintages enjoyed throughout the world.
Reims and its Exceptional Heritage
On the other side of the Reims mountain is located La Cité des Sacres which is composed of many UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Reims cathedral, museum and abbey, as well as the Tau Palace. There are also vestiges of antiquity including the cryptoportico of La Place du Forum and the Porte de Mars. You can also visit the Champagne homes of the Reims people along with approximately 120 kilometres of wine cellars dug into the chalk sub-soil as well as many exceptional gastronomic delights.
Epernay, the Champagne Capital
Epernay is located in the magnificent Champagne wine-producing region and 30,000 hectares of vines. It is the home of many large wine-production facilities and a wine market. The majestic “Avenue de Champagne” services some of the most prestigious Champagne homes whose basements literally hold millions of bottles of this precious nectar.