Epernay, the countryside 2 hours from Paris

in the heart of the vineyards

Epernay, the countryside 2 hours from Paris

Dreaming of an unforgettable getaway close to the capital?
Nestled in the heart of the Champagne vineyards, Epernay has all the makings of a green paradise!
A town on a human scale, where country charm coexists with luxury and refinement.
Bike rides, country picnics, land art in the vineyards… Come and taste the slow life of Champagne, less than 2 hours from Paris!


A total change of scenery in the Champagne capital

Leaving one capital to discover another – what a great idea!
Escape for the weekend to Epernay, and you’ll have a complete change of scene without losing your bearings.
The Champagne capital lives up to its name: a trading town steeped in history, a mythical avenue dotted with splendid mansions and townhouses, and a remarkable cultural heritage, all set amidst an ocean of vines.
Just 2 hours from Paris by direct route, you’ll feel like you’re somewhere else!

a gateway to the vineyards

A country air in Champagne

Enveloped by the Champagne vineyards, Epernay is a gateway to the vineyards and their charming, picturesque villages.
Follow the Champagne Tourist Route to meet passionate winegrowers who will be delighted to tell you all about their wines and their terroir.
The doors of their estates, with their typical architecture, are wide open to you!
If you need to recharge your batteries in the heart of nature, head for the Montagne de Reims Regional Nature Park.
The perfect place for a forest bath in the shade of the fascinating Faux de Verzy!
The heart of Epernay is also home to 2 particularly pleasant parks for a bucolic break: the Jardin de l’Horticulture and the Jardin de l’Hôtel de Ville.
Take a look at our vineyard gardens here

rhythm your weekend in the country

Green walks in and around Epernay

There’s nothing like a walk in the heart of nature to liven up a weekend in the countryside!
Bordered by sun-drenched hillsides and the wild Marne River, Epernay is the ideal starting point for a hike or bike tour.
Follow the path through the vineyards and take the time to contemplate the incredible landscapes inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
A green setting that invites you to disconnect and enjoy the simple pleasures of life, such as the regressive pleasure of a picnic!
If you’re looking for a refreshing change of scenery in the middle of summer, don’t miss the chance to explore the surrounding area on a nature cruise along the river.

Alexandre Couvreux Photographer
many gems to discover

Unusual activities in the heart of the Champagne vineyards

Champagne wins you over, so much so that you dare to go off the beaten track!
The countryside around Epernay is full of nuggets to be discovered during a timeless visit or an unusual activity.
Such is the case of   on a country road trip aboard the emblematic Estafette Alouette Renault, a ride along the river or thean audio-guided tour of the emblematic Avenue de Champagne or a wine tasting experience high above the vines, or discover the treasures of the Musée du Vin de Champagne et d’Archéologie Régionale.
It’s a great way to unwind and recharge your batteries in the most pleasant of surroundings, just a stone’s throw from Paris!  

Credit Ingrid Hirault