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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 Wine Bar in Épernay

C. Comme

The downstairs cellar has a stash of 400 different varieties of Champagne; sample them in the softly lit bar-bistro upstairs. Accompany with a tasting plate of regional cheese, charcuterie and rillettes (pork pâté).…
Top Choice French in Épernay

La Grillade Gourmande

This chic, red-walled, art-slung bistro is an inviting spot to try chargrilled meats and dishes rich in texture and flavour, such as crayfish pan-fried in Champagne and lamb cooked in rosemary and honey until meltin…
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…
French in Épernay

Le Théâtre

Sidling up to Épernay’s theatre, Le Théâtre raises a curtain on a delightfully old-school brasserie with splashes of high-ceilinged art-nouveau charm. The Belgian chef, Lieven Vercouteren, prides himself on using su…
French in Épernay

La Cave à Champagne

‘The Champagne Cellar’ is well regarded by locals for its humble champenoise cuisine (snail-and-pig's-trotter casserole, fillet of beef in pinot noir), served in a warm, traditional, bourgeois atmosphere. Pair these…
Food & Drink in Épernay

La Champagne en Fête

Épernay's biggest summer bash is this three-day festival on the last weekend in June, with pop-up Champagne bars, concerts, exhibitions, open-cellar visits, tastings, fireworks and more. The focal point is the Avenu…
French in Épernay

La Table Kobus

French cuisine in versions traditional and creative are served here amid fin-de-siècle Paris brasserie decor. Specialities like sea bream tartar with fennel and lime, loin of venison with roast fig and port jus, and…
French in Épernay

Chez Max

No fuss, no frills, just good old-fashioned French cooking and a neighbourly vibe is what you’ll get at Chez Max. Simple dishes like ham, endive and Comté cheese quiche, and pike perch poached in red wine hit the ma…
Pastries in Épernay

Pâtisserie Vincent Dallet

A sweet dream of a chocolaterie, patisserie and tearoom, with delectable pralines, macarons and pastries. A champenoise speciality is the 'Baba', vanilla cream topped by a cork-shaped pastry flavoured with Champagne…