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 enjoy the slow life of the Champagne region, 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 to Epernay for the weekend, and you’ll have a complete change of scene without losing your bearings. The capital of Champagne 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 amid an ocean of vines. Just 2 hours from Paris by direct route, you’ll have the irresistible feeling of being somewhere else!
A country air in Champagne
Surrounded by the Champagne vineyards, Epernay is a gateway to the vineyards and their charming, picturesque villages. Follow the Champagne Tourist Route to meet passionate winemakers 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. You can also enjoy our vine gardens here
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 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, like the regressive pleasure of a picnic! If you’re looking for coolness in the middle of summer, don’t miss the chance to discover the surrounding area from the water, on a nature cruise on the river.
Unusual activities in the heart of the Champagne vineyards
Champagne wins you over, to the point of daring to go off the beaten track! The countryside around Epernay is full of nuggets to discover on a timeless visit or unusual activity. This is the case for an excursion on the country roads aboard the emblematic Estafette Alouette Renault, a ride along the water or anaudio-guided stroll along the emblematic Avenue de Champagne, or a wine tasting high above the vineyards. It’s the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries in the most pleasant surroundings, just a stone’s throw from Paris!