Vines garden : Pierre Cheval viewpoint - Mont Bernon - Epernay
On this site, which has been classified as a natural monument since 1934, visitors can admire the historic hillsides, the Côte des Blancs, the city center of Epernay and the Châlonnais plain. It culminates at 208 meters of altitude!
Mont Bernon is a space for relaxation and walking. Culminating at 208 m, it will offer you a 360° panorama on the wine territory and on the urban and rural landscapes shaped by the champagne activity.
At the end of about sixty wooden steps, the Pierre Cheval belvedere invites you to contemplate with, among other things, a view of the Avenue de Champagne d’Epernay and the historic hillsides of Hautvillers to Mareuil-sur-Aÿ inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List. Interpretation panels provide an understanding of the fauna, flora, geology, history and landscape.
The Clos Saint Vincent vines garden in Mesnil-sur-Oger
LOCATED NEAR THE MYTHICAL CLOS DU MESNIL OF THE HOUSE OF KRUG, THIS GARDEN IS A REAL INITIATORY JOURNEY SOLICITING THE 5 SENSES, BETWEEN DISCOVERY OF THE GESTURES OF THE VINE AND CONVIVIALITY TABLE TO EMBODY THE VALUES OF SHARING. A GARDEN OF AROMAS ALLOWS YOU TO DISCOVER THE 3 CHAMPAGNE GRAPE VARIETIES THROUGH 3 AGES OF WINES: YOUTH, MATURITY AND FULLNESS.
A sort of “Walk of Fame” in Mesniloise, the Saint-Vincent square pays tribute to the stars of the village: its winegrowers.
Located in the heart of the old Mesnil, it is a vines garden with a large tasting table offering an unobstructed view of the Clos du Mesnil, a parcel of land very popular with champagne lovers, owned by Champagne Krug. On the floor, engraved stainless steel hands represent 45 winemakers of the village and the House of Krug as a merchant.
This is quite symbolic when you consider the importance of manual labor in the production of champagne: 500 hours per hectare!
A “clos des arômes” will also allow you a sensory exploration of the different grape varieties thanks to a playful and olfactory process!
The vines garden of Cramant
This panoramic viewpoint, built in 2011, invites you to contemplate a bird’s eye view of the vineyard, at the crossroads of the Côte des Blancs, the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne. A vines lodge has been rebuilt to bear witness to these vernacular constructions that once dotted the vineyard and are now disappearing.
Here, the vineyard is the garden… as far as the eye can see!
From the panoramic viewpoint, time seems to be suspended: a bird’s eye view of the vineyard and its villages, the work of the men and the evolution of the vineyard over the seasons.
Panels, an orientation table and a telescope allow to decipher the different aspects of the landscape and the wine culture and to refine the visual apprehension of the territory.
A vineyard hut with an exhibition on the subject, constitutes a shelter and testifies to these vernacular constructions that once dotted the vineyard.
The Vix park nature stop in Avize
ON THE HEIGHTS OF THE VILLAGE OF AVIZE, THE VIX PARK, OFFERING SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE CÔTE DES BLANCS VINEYARDS AND THE PLAIN, SHOWCASES THE PRESENCE OF WATER BY MAKING IT GUSH FORTH FROM A NATURAL SPRING. IN THE HEART OF THIS FOREST CLEARING, A WATER SCULPTURE REFERS TO CHAMPAGNE, WHITE BUBBLES FLOAT ON A WATER MIRROR IN A SHAPE REPRESENTING A FLUTE.
An educational park around water! A place for walking and great serenity, located in a forest clearing, it features various ornamental ponds fed by an ancient spring. Spectacular views open up over the Côte des Blancs vineyards and the plain.
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…
The gazebo of the wet garden of Chouilly
CULTIVATED IN PLACES AND SHAPED BY THE HAND OF MAN, THIS MEADOW, FLOODED IN WINTER AND LUSH IN SUMMER, NESTLED IN THE HOLLOW OF THE MARNE VALLEY, GIVES PRIDE OF PLACE TO THE LOCAL BIODIVERSITY, BETWEEN MARSH IRISES, RUSHES AND REEDS. AN INTERPRETATION TRAIL TO FOLLOW ALONG A WOODEN PONTOON, PROVIDES KNOWLEDGE ON THE FAUNA AND FLORA OF THIS 3.5 HECTARE AREA.
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! Its flooding character as well as the presence of wetland plants such as marsh iris, rush and reed, are enough to indicate that it is indeed a wetland.
The Wet Garden is also an interpretation trail providing knowledge about the fauna and flora.
The orientation table of Mont-Aimé (Bergères-les-Vertus)
The Mont-Aimé is a place full of history and offers a marvelous panorama on the Champagne landscapes between Champagne Crayeuse and the south of the Côte des blancs vineyard.
The Mont-Aimé is a place full of history, which, from its orientation table, offers a marvelous panorama on the Champagne landscapes: the plain of the chalky Champagne and its mosaic of fields, the south of the vineyard of the Côte des Blanc and the villages.
It is also a tourist site that offers beautiful shaded walks, especially at its summit, between woods, clearings and ruins of the castle.
The church of Saint Martin de Chavot-Courcourt
IMPOSING ITSELF TO THE PASSERS-BY FROM THE ROAD BELOW AND OFTEN CHOSEN TO ILLUSTRATE THE BEAUTIES OF THE CHAMPAGNE REGION, THE CHURCH OF SAINT MARTIN DE CHAVOT IS PLANTED HALFWAY UP THE HILLSIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE VINEYARD!
The church of Saint-Martin de Chavot, often chosen to illustrate the beauties of the Champagne region, is planted halfway up the hillside in the middle of the vineyard.
With its superb walks and magnificent views that stretch out towards the plain, this area is well known to walkers and hikers.
Admire in passing the very beautiful restored wash house of Courcourt…
The view from Monthelon
Situated in the middle of the vineyards, Monthelon is a typically Champagne village with an endearing character, with its main street undulating and winding and its facades decorated with the attributes of the vineyard trade.
Located in the middle of the vineyard, Monthelon dominates the Darcy valley and offers exceptional panoramas. It is a typically Champagne village and its main street is the image of the vineyard which surrounds it and which gives it its so endearing character: it undulates and winds nicely, in harmony with the facades of the houses decorated with the attributes of the vine trade.
The Gué du Pré Salé in Plivot
Former ford that allowed the herds to drink and cross the Tarnauds stream, the Ford du Pré Salé allows you to discover the natural richness of the river banks. The main pontoon, which runs out into the middle of the water, offers the rejuvenating experience of being in the heart of nature.
Enjoy the river to the fullest… right in the middle of the water, while respecting the fragility of its natural character, thanks to the design that encompasses the Tarnauds River and its water pocket: wooden elements (platforms, pontoon and benches) and spaces planted with native species.
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!
The Seven Villages Viewpoint in Vert-Toulon
IDEAL SPACE FOR GREEN TOURISM, IT OFFERS A VERY BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEW ON SEVEN BELL TOWERS, ON VERY VARIED LANDSCAPES BETWEEN WOODS AND VINEYARDS AND ON THE MARSHES OF SAINT-GOND, UNIQUE AND PRECIOUS MICROCOSM FORMED 10 000 YEARS AGO.
Between Côte des Blancs, Brie Champenoise and Marais de Saint-Gond, the viewpoint of Toulon-la-Montagne offers a beautiful panoramic view on seven bell towers. Very diversified landscapes follow one another, between woods and vineyards.
Take advantage of this opportunity to contemplate the panorama of the Saint-Gond marshes, a unique and precious microcosm formed 10,000 years ago, a privileged place of residence for Neolithic populations and later civilizations.
Ideal space for green tourism.
The Bonus View - Les Pâtis leisure area - Le Mesnil sur Oger
The Nature Reserve of the Pâtis d’Oger and Mesnil-sur-Oger is a classified site since 2006 where many species of fauna and flora live, such as the cotton grass, the crested newt, and the pine-bonsai. It is composed of more than 300 temporary and permanent ponds, sources of an incredible biodiversity!
The Nature Reserve of the Pâtis d’Oger and Mesnil-sur-Oger, a classified site, is composed of more than 300 temporary and permanent ponds. Several species have been identified: cotton grass, great crested newt, garter snake, and pine-bonsai. Facilities have been built near the lake: you can enjoy several viewpoints on the Côte des Blancs and an orientation table.