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Things to Do in Epernay, France

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Epernay Things to Do

A rich history awaits your visit to Epernay in Marne, Northern France that spans from the archbishops of Reims who occupied the town in the 5AD until it was taken over by the counts of Champagne in the 10th Century. There is a lot to experience in the city of champagne wine.

Visit the tourist office

One place you will get all the information you need, as well directions, maps and qualified guides who understands the city of champagne well is at the touristic office.

Use Little Tourist Train

You will apparently visit Avenue de Champagne, a famous street in the town. The most pleasant way to capture the best look of the street is on the little tourist train. The train navigates through all major streets while the guide narrates the story of Epernay. You may also be lucky to visit Maison Mercier (founded in 1858 by Eugène Mercier) and see the 160,000-liter barrel that was built in two decades. There is also a lift that will take you 30m underground.

Visit Moët Chandon Maisons

There is the only Champagne town in the world, and if you are ready to experience the true taste, you must visit the oldest and most respected Champagne house. This is Moët & Chandon Maisons which is the first block right of the Avenues de Champagne. You will tour the 28km long tunnel carved from underground chalk-rock. You will learn how champagne is prepared here and enjoy tasting free samples.

Visit the wine vineyards

There are vines in the backyards of champagne houses, but you can have a better view in the fields.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Epernay.

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