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Nature stops

Nature champenoise

Discover the Champagne region along the water: The nature stops are places where you can go for a walk and discover the plants and animals specific to wetlands. You will discover the biodiversity of the Champagne region.

Parc champenois de Vix - Epernay Tourisme
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Nature stop : VIX Park - Avize

An educational park around water! On the heights of the village of Avize, the Vix park offers spectacular views of the vineyards of the Côte des Blancs and the plain. A place for walking and great serenity, located in a forest clearing, it features various ornamental ponds fed by an ancient spring. A water sculpture refers to Champagne, white bubbles float on a water mirror in a shape representing a flute.
Ideal for families with its activities: interpretation trail, illustrated panels on the theme of water, activity terminals (create an ephemeral work of art or play with contrary adjectives …), outdoor musical instruments …


  • Benches
  • Picnic tables
The wet garden

Nature stop : Wet garden - Chouilly

Water is everywhere on the site, but in summer it is discreet… No wonder: a wetland is not necessarily flooded or waterlogged all year round!
Cultivated in places and shaped by the hand of man, this meadow flooded in winter and luxuriant in summer, nestled in the valley of the Marne, gives pride of place to the local biodiversity, between marsh irises, rushes and reeds.
The Wet Garden is also an interpretation trail to follow along a wooden pontoon, providing knowledge on the fauna and flora of this 3.5 hectare area.

Equipment :

  • Barbecue
  • Kiosks
  • Picnic tables
  • Playgrounds for children
Jardin champenois de Chouilly - Epernay Tourisme
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Gué du Pré Salé - Epernay Tourisme
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natural resources

Au Gué du Pré Salé - Plivot

Enjoy the river to the fullest… right in the middle of the water, while respecting the fragility of its natural character, thanks to the layout that includes the Tarnauds River and its water pocket: wooden elements (platforms, pontoon and benches) and areas planted with native species, allow you to take advantage of this old ford which allowed the herds to drink and cross the river.
These river banks, marsh areas and riparian vegetation have a natural richness linked to the humidity of the floods and the nearby water table.
Observe the marsh iris and water lily or the various clumps of grasses. Stroll among the black elder trees, hawthorns, hazel trees, charcoal trees or dogwoods. Experience the thrill of the gentle swaying of the different varieties of willow that make up the oseraie!

Equipment :

  • 4 picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Places of rest
a real plant walk

Nature stop : The garden of the Hors du Ru - Pierry

In the heart of the pretty village of Pierry, relaxation and games at the water’s edge insured in this public garden, offering on 5000 m2 varied atmospheres and surprise effects : grassy areas, stopping points, perspectives, more intimate places… and a nice view of the Aulnois property, a winegrower’s residence built at the end of the 18th century and classified as a historical monument.
Enjoy a real plant walk along the numerous species or rest on the wooden platforms overlooking the Cubry stream and the small reconstituted marsh with its specific flora (reeds, irises and rushes).

Equipment :

  • Four shaded pergolas
  • Arbors
  • Petanque field
  • Traditional kiosk
  • Playground for children
Le jardin de l'Hors du ru – Epernay Tourisme
Epernay Agglo Champagne