Top Choice Street in Épernay

Avenue de Champagne

Épernay’s handsome av de Champagne fizzes with maisons de champagne (Champagne houses). The boulevard is lined with mansions and neoclassical villas, rebuilt after WWI. Peek through wrought-iron gates at Moët’s priv…
Top Choice Winery in Épernay

Moët & Chandon

Flying the Moët, French, European and Russian flags, this prestigious maison offers frequent one-hour tours that are among the region’s most impressive, offering a peek at part of its 28km labyrinth of caves (cellar…
Statue in Épernay

Dom Pérignon

Everyone who visits Moët & Chandon invariably stops to strike a pose next to the statue of Dom Pérignon (c 1638–1715), after whom the prestige cuvée is named. The Benedictine monk played a pivotal role in making…
Winery in Épernay


France’s most popular brand was founded in 1847 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…
Winery in Épernay

Champagne Georges Cartier

Hewn out of the chalk in the 18th century, the warren of cellars and passageways at Champagne Georges Cartier is incredibly atmospheric. Look out for the fascinating graffiti (both in French and German) dating to wh…
Museum in Épernay

De Castellane

The 45-minute tours, in French and English, take in an informative bubbly museum dedicated to elucidating the méthode champenoise and its diverse technologies. The reward for climbing the 237 steps up the 66m-high t…
City Hall in Épernay

Hôtel de Ville

In the neoclassical Hôtel de Ville built in 1850 for the French architect Victor Lenoir. You can take a peek at the ornate, Louis XV-style Salle de Conseil (city council room) and Salle de Mariages (marriage hall). …
Church in Épernay

Église Notre-Dame

Crowned by a fairy-tale silver spire, this late 19th-century church bears Romanesque and Gothic influences and is lit from within by a rose window.
Historic Site in Épernay

Théâtre Gabrielle Dorziat

The north side of Théâtre Gabrielle Dorziat, built in 1902, still shows shell and bullet marks from WWII.