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EpernayFrance

Surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see, the champagne capital will win your heart with its elegant architecture, peaceful atmosphere and delicious wines.

Épernay is situated in Champagne-Ardenne, in the superb wine-growing region of the Marne Valley. This very popular destination owes its success to the hidden treasure under its grand buildings: more than 60 miles of cellars cut from limestone and used to store 200 million bottles of fine champagne made by some of the world's best and oldest producers. A stay in Épernay is inevitably to some extent a wine-tasting trip, but it also offers time for contemplation: its peaceful environment dotted with luxurious buildings and charming green spaces makes an ideal setting for those tastings!

Ideally, start your visit by exploring the city's main thoroughfare, the suitably named Avenue de Champagne. There, you will be able to admire the grand buildings home to the big Champagne producers and also visit their vast cellars which were dug out in the 18th century. The most highly reputed companies include Moët et Chandon, De Castellane and Mercier – whose cellars you can explore in a small train. To relax for a while, make your way to the splendid Town Hall Park with its rockeries, lakes and statues.

After that, you will be ready to set off on one of the numerous possible excursions through the Marne Valley. Tucked into the hillsides, you will see churches from the Middle Ages, majestic châteaux including Dormans, with its Memorial of the Battles of the Marne, and picturesque villages like Œuilly and Hautvillers. The latter is the place of birth of Dom Pérignon, the monk who, according to legend, invented champagne in the 17th century. As you make your way around you will also be able to meet some of the local winemakers at their visitor centres, during which they will happily reveal their secrets to you.

Épernay is about 3 hours' drive from Calais, or you can take the train from Paris (approximately 1 hour 10 minutes). Once there, the Mouvéo bus network is handy for getting to the surrounding villages, but a car is ideal for travelling around at your own pace. For a truly immersive experience, consider staying at one of the countryside B&Bs surrounded by vineyards. The champagne capital awaits you!

Top hotels in Epernay

Vacancéole - Les Demeures Champenoises
Vacancéole - Les Demeures Champenoises
3 out of 5
2 Rue Francois Bonal, Epernay
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The price is £44 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in a rural location, this residence is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Champagne (region) and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Moet et Chandon. Avenue de Champagne and Le ...

3.6/5Good! (86 reviews)
Utilitarian

"A very utilitarian stay. The rooms are functional, clean and devoid of any frills. We were in transit so the price was right. Great value for the price. Skip the breakfast as it is not worth it."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Vacancéole - Les Demeures Champenoises
La Villa Eugène
La Villa Eugène
5 out of 5
82-84 avenue de Champagne, Epernay, Marne
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This family-friendly Epernay hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Champagne (region) and Moet et Chandon. Avenue de Champagne and Mercier are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (159 reviews)
eco

"Excellent location and secure on site parking"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

La Villa Eugène
Les Demeures Champenoises Confort
Les Demeures Champenoises Confort
The price is £48 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Situated in Epernay, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Champagne (region) and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Moet et Chandon. Avenue de Champagne and Le Ballon Captif ...

3.7/5Good! (418 reviews)
Nice hotel but could do with a bathroom refurb

"Although we liked the hotel location and the staff were very friendly and helpful, the room and bathroom were not as clean as we would like or expect."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Les Demeures Champenoises Confort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Epernay

Vacancéole - Les Demeures Champenoises
Vacancéole - Les Demeures Champenoises
3 out of 5
2 Rue Francois Bonal, Epernay
The price is £44 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in a rural location, this residence is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Champagne (region) and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Moet et Chandon. Avenue de Champagne and Le ...

3.6/5Good! (86 reviews)
Utilitarian

"A very utilitarian stay. The rooms are functional, clean and devoid of any frills. We were in transit so the price was right. Great value for the price. Skip the breakfast as it is not worth it."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Vacancéole - Les Demeures Champenoises
L'épopée de L'avenue - Avenue de Champagne Epernay
L'épopée de L'avenue - Avenue de Champagne Epernay
4 out of 5
21 Avenue de Champagne, Epernay, Marne

Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Avenue de Champagne and Moet et Chandon. Mercier and Leclerc-Briant ...

L'épopée de L'avenue - Avenue de Champagne Epernay
Champagne Cocoon
Champagne Cocoon
92 rue de l'hôpital, Epernay, Grand Est
The price is £97 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb

Situated in Epernay, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Champagne (region) and Moet et Chandon. Le Ballon Captif d'Epernay and Avenue de Champagne ...

3/5 (1 review)

"The apartment had a lovely design with very comfortable bed. Very clean also. Communication before the stay was also good. I’d booked as 2 adults and a child but when we arrived only the main bed was made. Had to make up the sofa bed ourselves which was no issue just that unfortunately there was ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Champagne Cocoon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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28 Jan 2020

Epernay was a beautiful place that is ideally situated for a stop off when heading south in France. We used it as a stop off on route to the alps.

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24 Jun 2019

A great place to visit and spend some time, however the hotel wasn't up to a high enough standard.

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