Chalons-en-Champagne and its surroundings offers many museums about a lot of different themes. Art, archeology, history, champagne, agriculture, aviation, etc… are waiting for you to discover.
Cité du Champagne
Within the City of Champagne, the museum of Champagne professions opens its doors to honor the terroir and its unique natural features, but also the men and their expertise. The Champagne professions reveal their secrets through a collection of original tools and several short films freely available on tablets. You can then continue your immersion in the heart of the vineyards via the "vine course". This marked and illustrated trail, explains the evolution of the vineyard through the seasons.
Phare de Verzenay
At the heart of the Montagne de Reims, the Verzenay Lighthouse and its Vine Museum immerse you in the fascinating world of Champagne vineyards through a sparkling visit. At the end of the visit, a tasting area allows you to discover the champagnes of the winemakers. New: The Lighthouse Garden! Arranged like a space at the edge of a littoral, the garden overhangs the sea of vine imagined by its founder in 1909.
Ecomusée Atelier de la Main de Massiges
Raymond KNEIP, Meilleur Ouvrier "Best Worker" of France in 1989, Metallic Ornemanist on the cover, presents his lifetime work. Come discover two buildings built by the craftsman himself respecting the traditions of historic buildings with local materials. You will find a rare collection of rooster cocks, sculptures and old tools.
La Cave aux Coquillages
Spectacular and educational, the "Cave aux Coquillages" (Shell Cave) highlights a fossil site of an impressive wealth. Through an underground 200m long journey, discover the fabulous history of this ancient tropical sea and its inhabitants, including the prestigious Campanile Giganteum (a 40 to 60cm long shell). Guided tour, fun and educational. Workshops, courses in paleontology. Geo-enological approach to wine. Champagne tasting. Chambres d'hôtes (Guest rooms).
A village back in 1900s on the tourist route of Champagne. Immerse yourself in the 1900s and discover the daily life at this time. Visit a typical fully furnished local house and the former school of Oeuilly. Nostalgia and memories guaranteed. Public distillation workshop is also open to the public. Entrance gives you access to three different sites. And if you're feeling a little hungry, the restaurant "Le G'Houlot Champenois" welcomes you a few steps away.
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