Épernay Travel Guide

  • view from Hautvillers: vines, Marne River& Epernay
    view from Hautvillers: vines, Marne...
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    Producers mark their grape vines
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    I wanna see the bottle those came from.
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Épernay Things to Do

  • Do it yourself Trip to Epernay from...

    In answer to a question on "visiting vineyards during a day trip from Paris", I answered with advice to visit Epernay by train, then walk or take taxi to the Ave de Champagne to visit a major Champagne house for a full touristic tour and champagne tasting which requires Payment for the tour!Ever the pessimist, I figured that the day trip did not...

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  • Maison Mercier

    The most popular champagne brand in France, Mercier, headquartered in Epernay, has thrived on unabashed self-promotion since it was founded in 1858 by Eugène Mercier, a trailblazer in the field of eye-catching publicity stunts and the virtual creator of the cellar tour. Everything here is flashy, including the 160,000 liter barrel that took two...

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  • The little tourist train of Epernay

    The Little Tourist Train is a pleasant way to get a look at Epernay. The train navigates the main streets and the Avenue de Champagne for just shy of an hour as a guide tells you the story of Epernay.Along the way you'll see many of the famous champagne houses and get to do some people watching. Price is Euro 6 for adults, 4 for children.The train...

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  • Visit Champagne Mercier

    The champagne and tour at Champagne Mercier was quite pleasant. The champagne house has a long history that they are happy to share with all that visit. The tour includes an audio-visual portion and then a ride on a guided tram through the cellar and caves and ends with a champagne tasting.One of the coolest things was the story of the giant...

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  • Visit Moet et Chandon

    Moet et Chandon is a popular champagne and a beautiful champagne house. Before you even enter the Champagne House, a quick picture with Dom Perignon, Whether or not he was the first to make champagne, the words attributed to him "Brothers, I am drinking stars" is enough to peek my interest.Tours are available in French and English and consist of a...

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  • Mercier tour

    This tour was nice and started a short movie and then an elevator ride downstairs that took 4-5 minutes, not because it was a long way but because they had a diarama to view on the way down(cheesey). When you get off the elevator the put you on a tram that is laser guided so you cant take flash pictures out the front of the tram or it will crash...

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  • Mercier tour

    Worth the stop, but don't plan on getting any deals in the gift shop...the tour guide was very good.

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  • Castellane Champagne tour

    This was an all walking tour, no elevator but very easy only about 30 steps up and down. This tour they showed us the actuall bottling machines along with a lot of history. There is a lot more mold in these tunnels than the other houses.

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  • Visit the Wine Vineyards

    This area of France, it's all about wine and champagne.Here you can find the best wines and champagne of France.At the tourist office you will find perfect information for you in order to find out which vineyards you can visit and make a tour.

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  • Tourist Office

    In the area there are many places to visit if you are interested in the Champagne making, how they do it etc...At the touristic office you can find all the information you need, directions, best places, maps etc.. all that for free.Great service and nice people.

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  • Moet et Chandon headquarters

    While visiting the town, don't miss the HQ of the famous Champagne company Moet et Chandon.There's a great guided tour in their chellars (a total of 29 km of chellars, but you'll see the essential), they will tell you the story of the company, the key persons and how they make the fabulous champagne well known everywhere.The entrance fee for the...

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  • Modern Champagne Production

    We went to Nicolas Feuillatte at Chouilly nearby to Epernay.The "factory" is much more modern than the traditional houses in the centre of Epernay and Reims.The tour was led by a member of staff aided by an audio visual show at the various points around the public access areas. Amazing to see the ages old traditions turne don their heads.For...

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  • Visit the Moet-Chandon Maisons and Caves

    I'm not a big champagne drinker but almost everyone knows of Moet-Chandon. The tour cost €8 or about $10, and last about 45-minutes.

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  • Moet & Chandon

    All Champagne comes the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. So if you go, you've got to see at least one of the Cellars. We picked Moet & Chandon and took the 3 sample tour.

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  • It is a must to visit one of...

    It is a must to visit one of the Champagne-houses and take a tour through 28 kms of tunnels that are cut out the chalk-rock-underground of Epernay. Here the Champagne waits until it is 'ready'. In the winehouses they also explain about how Champagne is made (three grapes stand at the bases of this sparkling drink). Oldest of the houses is Moët &...

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Épernay Hotels

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  • La Villa Eugene

    82/84 Avenue de Champagne, Epernay, Champagne-Ardenne, 51200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Castel Jeanson Hotel Epernay

    24, rue Jeanson | Aÿ-Champagne, 51160 Epernay, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • La Briqueterie Hotel Epernay

    Spent two nights here and it was a lovely experience. The hotel is very pretty in a comfortable...

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Épernay Restaurants

  • Good food, great prices

    Walked around town at lunchtime and came across the Bar du Centre. It looked nice so we went in for a bite to eat. It was crowded with mostly locals, but service was very good.While they have a varied menu, we went with the Plat du Jour. On the day we were there, the plat du jour was an entree of melon slices with country ham, the plat was a...

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  • How about something sweet?

    Vincent Dallet is a delicious Salon Du the or patisserie located in the center of Epernay. We stopped in for a quick breakfast before starting our tour.The cases were loaded with delectable looking pastries, cakes and biscuits. They also sell homemade candies and ice creams. You can also just stop in for a quick cup of coffee or tea.Very nice place...

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  • Lunch in central Epernay

    We have dined at Café / Tarbac /Brasserie Le Khédive several times over the years restricting our visits for coffee and cake or for lunch. It is usually quite busy with a constant stream of customers either taking a coffee break, eating , buying tobacco products or checking out the lotto results. We seem to have arrived for lunch a couple of times...

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  • French Traditional

    We have eaten at this restaurant a couple of times over the years and chose it during a visit to Champagne in June 2010 with first-time visitors because it was a bit more up-market than some of the bistro eateries in town and we were celebrating the end of a canal cruise. We knew that wine mark-ups were not extreme & at least two bottles of...

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  • Local food with luxury

    The couple who is hosting the restaurant has a true ambience for a good and delicious food. Zabaglione of Champagne wine with strawberries is next to the heaven.

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  • Bistro Food / Family Feel

    Although the food and service was really good, the feeling I got here was that of being in a family restaurant. I had some Blue Cheese filled pasta, a thick and tasty steak and some Pommes Fritte. Everything was really good, except for the Rice Pudding I had for dessert which was just okay. But maybe that's what I get for ordering Rice Pudding in...

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Épernay Transportation

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    by Herkbert Written Jul 30, 2011

    We came to Epernay from Paris and it couldn't have been easier. We caught a train from Gare Est directly to Epernay. The station in Epernay is about 500m from the Avenue de Champagne and the center of the city.

    Easy to find, centrally located and reasonably priced - that's my synopsis of trains to Epernay.

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Épernay Local Customs

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    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 11, 2002

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    A Epernay saying to live by:
    Do not keep Champagne for a special occassion, but open a bottle and make the occassion special!

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Épernay Tourist Traps

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    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 11, 2002

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    If you want to buy champagne (and actually you must do that here (-: ), do not buy it at the famous champagnehouses, but go into Epernay's centre and look up a little wineshop (there's one across the square where Av. des Champagne starts). Here prices are lower and quality is the same (if you listened carefully to the information during the tour, you can now pick out the best yourself). Another possibility is to go out into the Champagne-region and find a winehouse on the countryside. Here too the prices are lower.

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Épernay Off The Beaten Path

  • Hike through the Vineyards

    Epernay is a very small city, with vineyards within the city limits. This allows you to literally hike through the vineyards, and offers some spectacular views. Stop by the tourist office in downtown Epernay (in the Hotel de Ville), and pick up a map of the city. Ask about the foot path through the vineyards. It is a 10 minute walk from there...

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  • Nice Lamp!

    At Moet & Chandon you can find this Chandelier made of Champagne flutes. It's not really a lamp, however. Just glasses - just for the fun of it.

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  • Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Great website to plan your vacation

    Surfing the internet i have found this great website containing a lot of information about place to visit in France with a lot of local information about places, what to do, etc...http://www.francethisway.com/

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  • Few words in French

    Below you will find few useful words you can use while traveling in Fance:Yes/No = Oui/NonYes, please/No, thank you = Oui, s'il vous plaît/Non, merci Please = S'il vous plaît Thank you = Merci (madame/monsieur) You're welcome = Il n'y a pas de quoi Here is/are = Voici... Hello/Good morning/afternoon = Bonjour, (madame/monsieur) Hello/Good evening =...

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