Plaine champenoise - crédit Alexandre Couvreux


Key events in Epernay

events that sparkle

Vibrate to the rhythm of the Champagne region!

If there is one place in the world where you can discover, celebrate and taste champagne like nowhere else, it is in Epernay! Capital of Champagne, the city vibrates to the rhythm of key events that invite you to celebrate the art of living in Champagne all year round. Here is a selection of key dates not to be missed if you are passing through our authentic and unique region.

First of all, there are the national events, which take on a very special dimension in the prestigious setting of the Avenue de Champagne. European Heritage Days (every year on the third weekend of September) or the Fête de la musique on June 21, come and visit Epernay in a different way. Various activities, exhibitions or visits are open to all in remarkable places (Hôtel de Ville, Théâtre Gabrielle-Dorziat). You can enjoy an exceptional highlight of the Champagne heritage.

A la champenoise!

On the occasion of the National Holiday of July 14, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a white picnic in the gardens of the City Hall and the Museum of Champagne Wine and Regional Archaeology. Adopt the white dress code and remember to bring your lunch box for a sparkling and so Frenchy evening!

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Habits de lumière - crédit Alexandre Couvreux Photographe
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Epernay, Capital of Champagne

In the spotlight

But the event that is not to be missed in Epernay, the one that makes the eyes of young and old shine, takes place every year in mid-December. So much awaited at each edition, the ” Habits de Lumière” give to live 3 days of joyful and luminous festival in the Capital of Champagne. Epernay adorns itself with its most beautiful assets with an original program of free activities for the public. Light and sound shows, champagne tasting, fireworks or gastronomic discoveries are on the program. See you on the avenue de Champagne, real place to be for this colorful event!

Strong sensations guaranteed

And if you want a champagne experience where bubbles meet adrenaline, then join the many spectators of the Rallye Epernay Vins de Champagne! At the beginning of April, this car race takes place in the heart of the vineyard and counts for the French second division championship. With more than 400 km of routes, it benefits from the remarkable setting of a landscape inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Strong sensations guaranteed!

Rallye des vins de Champagne crédit Alexandre Couvreux Photographe
Alexandre Couvreux Photographer