Figures

Champagne in figures

  • 22 724 ha of vineyard in the Marne area
  • 319,6 millions bottles shipped in 2011
  • 4 751 grower-producers and collaborators
  • 136 cooperatives
  • 340 Champagne Houses
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Visit & Activity

Visits and activities in the vineyard

During your meeting, your congress, your event in Champagne area ; a visit of a wine cellar is something you can’t miss.

You will learn how champagne is prepared, you will go several meters down below the ground in ancestral wine cellar, and you will finish with a glass of champagne !

Our famous champagne house, cooperatives and champagne producers will talk proudly and passionately about producing vintages and the art of blending wine from different vineyards, grape varieties.

If you want to broaden your knowledge of Champagne wines, many activities are offered, some are unusual and others athletic.

According to your needs, the size of your group, the duration of your stay, we advise you the best activities.

Live the « Champagne » experience !

  • Champagne tasting with a specialist
  • Gala dinner in an authentic wine cellar
  • Bicycle rides, walks or car excursions through the vineyards
  • Grape picking days
  • Picnics in the vineyards
  • Flight with a hot-air balloon flight or helicopter above the vineyard

And many other activities …

Visits and activities in the vineyard
Champagne route

The champagne tourist route

5 itineraries allow you to discover the champagne landscapes. You follow a scenic route and meet our champagne producers :

  • The Massif de Saint-Thierry » in the Ardre valley (70km) : a magnificent green setting for villages closely linked to the coronations of the kings of France.
  • The « Montagne de Reims » in the regional nature reserve (70km) : one of the most wonderful assets in French wine production.

  • The « Valley de la Marne » in Epernay hills (90km) : marvellous views and vast heritage
  • The « côte des blancs » on the Sézanne slopes (100km) : famously named villages, a blend of bucolic charm and wine production.
  • The « Côteaux Vitryat » (70km) : route through hills, mountains and plains on minor roads ; villages with typical architecture with timber framings of the Champagne Bocage region.
Label

The “Vignobles et Découvertes” label

This national label is the guarantee of the quality for wine tourism activities: visits of cellar, accommodations, leisure activities, cultural heritage, travel agencies and Tourist Offices.

6 territories of the Champagne region are awarded: the “Côte des Bar“, the “Coteaux du Sézannais“, the “Coteaux sud d’Epernay“ and the “Côte des Blancs“, the “Massif de Saint-Thierry“ and the “Vallée de l’Ardre“, the “Montagne de Reims“, the “Vallée de la Marne“.

Nearly 400 providers in Champagne with « vignobles et découvertes » label welcome you and offer quality services.