Your long champagne-themed weekend gets off to a good start. Today’s programme includes: soaring high into the air in a tethered balloon, bubbles – of course –, some amazing food, a quick history lesson and, to finish, a wine-related flashback to the 1970s. In short, the essence of Champagne.
A great introduction to Champagne's terroir from an enthusiastic and passionate producer. Overview of the landscape and tasting of wines from different parcels of vines, with a bonus trip to the vines in a 4X4.LEARN MORE ABOUT CHAMPAGNE PHILIPPE MALLET
The restaurant's name (Bubble Bank in English) is appropriate because it is housed within former Banque de France buildings. As for the food: traditional cuisine, seasonal produce and a different menu every three months. A truly special restaurant.BOOK A TABLE AT LA BANQUE À BULLES
A guided tour that is worth it to see the medieval cellars alone. A two kilometre long maze of passageways with no fewer than four million bottles. Optional escape-game and wine and food pairing.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MAISON PANNIER
Time to seize the opportunity to soar 150 metres into the air above Épernay and grab a view of the town and surrounding vines. A quick rush of... adrenaline.MORE INFORMATION
The concept is a simple one: visit the area’s most stunning locations in a 1960s Estafette Alouette with a stop to view the sunset with a drink in hand. Make sure your phone or camera has enough battery before the tour begins!SHOW ALL VINTAGE TOUR EXCURSIONS
This recently remodelled **** hotel is a perfect place to spend the night and just a few steps from the Avenue de Champagne. 18th century property with quiet rooms, understated design and breakfast served in the conservatory. A good night's sleep guaranteed.BOOK A ROOM
A touch of the unexpected for this second episode in your trip around Champagne, with encounters with winemakers, Pierre Auguste Renoir and the only town in the world shaped like a champagne cork.
A 360° tour of the champagne world for connoisseurs and beginners, young and old alike. All in a wonderful setting surrounded by 100% Grand Cru vines.MORE ABOUT THE CITÉ DU CHAMPAGNE
After visiting the champagne cellar and tasting a partner blend from Champagnes de Renoir, it’s off to the vines for a picnic with a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir flavour.BOOK A PICNIC
Time to immerse yourself in the day-to-day life of the famous painter: his house, workshop and some of his original paintings. Feel free to ask for a guided tour and follow the trail through the village to arrive at this Impressionist master's family tomb.MORE INFO ABOUT “DU CÔTÉ DES RENOIR”
The historic capital of Champagne has plenty of surprises in store: a medieval centre shaped like a champagne cork, Gothic churches with outstanding stained-glass windows, a Museum of Modern Art and the Apothicairerie, a replica of a 16th century pharmacy.DISCOVER TROYES
A special B&B, perhaps one of the finest in all France. Located next to the cathedral, the four refurbished suites are the perfect showcase for stained-glass and Champagne’s heritage. Exceptional establishment.BOOK A ROOM AT THE JARDIN DE LA CATHÉDRALE