France: Champagne

Around Epernay

The Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs
By Tom Stevenson and Michael Edwards

This Guide was last updated on 14 August 2014
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Itineraries

Ideal One-Day Itinerary

MORNING
Breakfast in the hotel, then stroll to the Avenue du Champagne
Visit 1: Moët & Chandon
Visit 2: Take Mercier’s miniature train on the road outside Moët & Chandon, and visit Mercier
Light lunch of freshly prepared, stone-oven baked pizza or salade champenoise at Le Sardaigne on Place Mendés France (Tel: 03 26 55 56 95)

AFTERNOON
Drive to Aÿ
Visit 1: Gosset-Brabant
Drive around Epernay to the west along the Marne river
Visit 2: Champagne Tarlant
Late afternoon coffee in Epernay or early evening glass of Champagne at the Café le Progrès overlooking the Place de la République and the Avenue de Champagne
Dinner at La Table Kobus.

 

Ideal Two-Day Itinerary

Day One:

MORNING
Breakfast in the hotel, then stroll to the Avenue du Champagne
Visit 1: Moët & Chandon
Visit 2: Take Mercier’s miniature train on the road outside Moët & Chandon, and visit Mercier
Light lunch of freshly prepared, stone-oven baked pizza or salade champenoise at Le Sardaigne on Place Mendés France (Tel: 03 26 55 56 95)

AFTERNOON
Drive to Aÿ
Visit 1: Gosset-Brabant
Drive around Epernay to the west along the Marne river
Visit 2: Champagne Tarlant
Late afternoon coffee in Epernay or early evening glass of Champagne at the Café le Progrès overlooking the Place de la République and the Avenue de Champagne
Dinner at La Table Kobus
Stay at Le Clos Raymi.

Day 2 - Côte de Sézanne and Côte des Blancs

MORNING
Croissants and coffee at Le Khedive Café, Epernay
Visit Boizel
Drive to Sézanne, visit Church of Notre Dame
Lunch in Sézanne at le Croix d’Or, Rue de Notre Dame (tel: 03 26 80 61 10 www.lacroixdor-sezanne.fr)

AFTERNOON
Visit 1: Jacques Copinet
Drive to Le Mesnil
Visit 2: Champagne J-L Vergnon
Dinner at Restaurant Le Mesnil or if returning to Epernay at Le Sept Brasserie, Hotel les Berceaux

 

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