The Champagne Wine Region
An exceptional wine region, just 150 km from Paris
The region of Champagne has become famous for its unique wine, a symbol of celebration throughout the world. You can discover this wine region by staying at our hotel in Epernay. Most of the wine-growing areas are located around Epernay and Reims. Wherever you go, you’ll find champagne houses and producers who will be happy to share some of their champagne-making secrets. Of these, 26 have received the “Point accueil” label, a sign of a good reception.
To visit the cellars and vineyards of Champagne, head down the Champagne Route. It offers 400 km of itineraries for discovering this complex art of blending grape varieties or vintages, allowing you an infinite variety of tastes. With six different routes, the Champagne Route will allow you to drive across the enchanting landscapes where numerous vineyards welcome visitors, sharing their passion for this terroir and this product.
Each itinerary offers numerous possibilities to find out more about the world of these sparkling bubbles, with the Massif Saint Thierry Route, Montagne de Reims Route, Vallée de la Marne Route, Côte des Blancs Route, Côte des Bar Route, and Coteaux Vitryats Route.
From Epernay or Reims, discover 70 km of history, heritage, and stunning landscape. Epernay, capital of champagne, will surprise you by the quietness of its 110 km of cellars, a real contrast to the bubbling activity above ground!
Along this route, take the opportunity to visit Hautvillers (10 minutes from the hotel), the home of 18th-century champagne pioneer Dom Pérignon, who is buried in the Saint-Sindulphe abbatial church. His tombstone remains and is well maintained.
The Champagne region is also the region with the most “Vignobles & Découvertes” territories (France’s label for wine tourism), with more than 8 territories and 30,000 hectares – a real sign of quality with more than 500 wine tourism services!