Visiting “La Champagne”
With a guide, an audioguide, on foot, by boat, in the heart of the vineyard, in the footsteps of the two world wars, numerous possibilities of guided tours are offered to you.
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Visiter la Champagne
Phare de Verzenay
Overhanging one of the most prestigious slope of the Montagne de Reims, the lighthouse of Verzenay and its Musée de la Vigne invites you to discover the fascinating world of the vineyards of Champagne! Thanks to a high-tech audiovisual and scenographic system, discover every essential step to produce the most famous wine in the world! Visitors are able to reach the top of the Lighthouse and to enjoy a wonderful view over the vineyards of Champagne up to Reims. In 2020: Wearing a mask is compulsory in the interior spaces, hydroalcoholic gel is available to our visitors, specific markings and signs have been put in place to avoid crossings throughout the visit. The number of visitors is limited and we are strengthening the cleaning of the various spaces throughout the day. You can already find all of the different champagnes available for tasting or take-away sales using the QR Code in the image section. This QR Code replaces the paper card offered until then in our tasting areas.
The Champagne Tour Co.
The Champagne Tour Co organizes private, tailor-made visits to wine-growers and prestigious champagne estates. Larry Davis and his team of driver-guides accompany you in the Champagne region for exclusive access to places usually closed to the general public. All guides are fluent English-speaking and have an exceptional knowledge of the vineyard and the cellars. The tours appeal to all types of clientele, from first visitors to wine lovers. With its experience, The Champagne Tour Co also offers a concierge service, personalized themes for special occasions, gastronomy, honeymoon...
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Sainte-Ménehould
Built in 1726, the museum has numerous objects evoking the tumultuous history of the city and its surroundings but also the legendary sweet life of the eighteenth century, critical time in the history of France. Before becoming an ideal city during the eighteenth century, Sainte-Ménéhould since the Middle Ages was a stronghold defending the borders of the kingdom. During its history, the city has experienced major events including the recognition of Louis XVI during his flight to Varennes in 1791. The museum's collections witness its rich past. Finally, scientific objects and works of art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries evoke the intellectual ferment that preceded the French Revolution and the taste of that time.
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).
Sparkling Tour - Oenotourisme en Champagne
In the form of private packages, starting from Châlons-en-Champagne, Reims or Epernay, "Sparkling Tour" offers you the opportunity to discover the Champagne region, its vineyards and its vin makers in all its authenticity. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, our Champagne vineyards have all the characteristics to spend a pleasant moment during your excursion. Champagne will no longer be a secret once this discovery is shared with us.
This museum has been set up in traditional buildings in the heart of a wine-producing village, situated between Epernay and Dormans which has kept all of its cachet. Follow the guide for 90 minutes through three themed areas: the typical Champagne region style house – a 17thcentury building with furniture and everyday objects of the period, the 1900-style school – with a former village class frozen in time (wooden desks, inkwells, smocks, etc.) and the distillery – the former public distillation workshop with machines from the beginning of the century and the reconstruction of a cooperage.
Village Musée du Der
Immerse yourself in the authentic life of the bocage Champenois and discover life in the past during a timeless visit. Discover the moving history of the creation of Lac du Der, the 3 disappeared villages, half-timbered buildings (church, school, town hall, old post office), the biodiversity typical of the region and crafts of the past. Outside, stroll through the themed gardens: garden of 100 medicinal plants, insect garden, garden of ancient vegetables, etc. The Village Musée du Der is the true memory of the heritage of the Pays du Der and an ideal starting point for a stay at Lac du Der!
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