Capitale of Champagne
Situated in the heart of the Champagne wine region, Epernay is the Capital of Champagne. The site of great houses of production and trade, the majestic Avenue de Champagne houses some of the most prestigious Champagne Houses (Moët & Chandon, Pol Roger, Perrier-Jouët, Mercier…), which hold in their cellars millions
of bottles of this precious nectar that delights palates the world over.
Epernay’s boom began in the 18th century, with the appearance of the first Champagne Houses. Its heritage hides some real nuggets, like the town hall, a remarkable building constructed in the mid 19th Century by the architect Victor Lenoir (who, incidentally, also designed the Gare Montparnasse in Paris), situated in the middle of a pretty public park where locals like to sit.
There’s nothing like the meandering road going down from Champillon, when coming from Reims to admire the beautiful views: you’ll then behold the sight of a small town
nestled in the hollow of a circle of vines..