Visit Epernay in 1 day: the 10 must-sees

a selection of must-sees in a day

Visit Epernay in 1 day: the 10 must-sees

Are you passing through Epernay and would like to see the essentials? Discover the sparkling charm of the Champagne Capital! From cellar tours on the famous avenue de Champagne to balloon flights over the vineyards and other unforgettable rides, here’s a selection of the must-sees in a day… well spent!

a world-famous mythical route

Stroll down the avenue de Champagne

An incredible succession of mansions, each more beautiful than the last, welcome to the avenue de Champagne! Take time to stroll along this mythical route, home to over 110 km of chalk-cut caves. On a visit to the cellars of a prestigious champagne house, plunge into the heart of the galleries that house millions of bottles. Don’t hesitate to stop off at one of the avenue’s elegant champagne bars to sample the finest cuvées, perfect reflections of the terroir.

Musée du vin et d'archéologie régionale à Epernay offre regiondo
In the sumptuous setting of castle Perrier

Visit the Champagne Wine and Regional Archaeology Museum

The other treasure on the avenue de Champagne is the Musée du Vin de Champagne et d’Archéologie Régionale. In the sumptuous setting of castle Perrier, the former home of Champagne wine merchants, the tour unveils a fascinating scenography. Archaeology, Champagne wine, geology, collectors and patrons… find out all about the history of the Champagne region. Don’t miss a stroll through the museum’s garden, with its charming water mirror right in the center of town.

La route du champagne​
discover the Champagne vineyards and landscapes

Explore the Champagne Tourist Route

The Champagne Tourist Route is the best way to discover the Champagne vineyards and their UNESCO World Heritage landscapes. A total of 6 itineraries and almost 600 km of walks await you! Three circuits are accessible from Epernay: the Marne Valley and its breathtaking panoramas, the Montagne de Reims, between slopes and forests, and the Côte des Blancs, the land of Chardonnay.

a 360° panorama

Take to the skies in the tethered Ballon

How about a bird’s eye view of the vineyards? Climb aboard the tethered Ballon for a unique experience, 150 metres up in the air! In this tethered balloon, you can enjoy a 360° panorama of a postcard landscape, from the straight avenue de Champagne to the historic hillsides that embrace the city. To make this moment even more special, you can enjoy a flute during your ascent!

veritable open-air museums

Enjoy a nature break in the vineyards

After the hustle and bustle of the city, the calm of nature! Visit the vineyard gardens that dot Epernay and the surrounding villages. In these open-air museums, you can discover the wealth of Champagne’s terroir and know-how through interactive displays. In Chouilly or Mesnil-sur-Oger, from the Mont Bernon or Cramant lookouts, let yourself be charmed by these immersive walks through the vineyards.

les droners dans le vignoble champenois à vélo
time for a bike ride or a walk

Cycling and walking in Champagne

How about exploring Epernay and its neighboring villages on foot or by bike? Numerous itineraries invite you to get off the beaten track and plunge into the heart of an ocean of vines! Whether you choose to follow signposted footpaths, hiking trails or cycle routes, you can choose the option that suits you best to explore the picturesque villages and rolling countryside of the Epernay basin. Many treasures await you along the way!

a museum like no other

Awaken your senses at Pressoria

Pressoria is the Champagne Wine Sensory Interpretation Center. Above all, it’s a museum like no other! Here, all your senses will be called upon to reveal the secrets of the king of wines. Innovative and fun, the scenography is superbly well thought-out for a visit with friends or family. At the end of the tour, extend this unique experience by sharing a glass of champagne on the magnificent panoramic terrace!

Vue des vignobles sur une église à la tombée du jour - Epernay Tourisme
breathtaking views of the vineyards

Explore one of our magical viewpoints

Vines as far as the eye can see, landscapes of rare beauty, shaped both by the hand of man and the grace of nature… Discover one of the magical viewpoints hidden around Epernay and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Champagne vineyards. You can reach it via the Tourist Route or by pleasant hiking trails, so you can appreciate the panorama even more when you arrive!

couple avec un point de vue sur le vignoble champenois - Epernay Tourisme
let yourself be charmed

Treat yourself to a romantic date

A mecca for elegance and refinement, Epernay is also home to a generous art of living. The ideal setting for a romantic getaway with your other half! Whether you’re looking for a relaxing moment, a wellness break, an intimate tasting or a gourmet dinner, let yourself be charmed by the seductive atmosphere of the Champagne Capital!

La cave aux coquillages - Epernay Tourisme
impressive natural heritage

Visit the cellar with seashells

There’s a unique and magical place just a few kilometers from Epernay… In the village of Fleury-la-Rivière, push open the door of the cellar with seashells and discover an impressive natural heritage. This fascinating underground gallery hides an extraordinary abundance of fossil shells, precious witnesses to a time when Champagne was nothing more than a tropical beach, 45 million years ago! Enjoy an unusual paleontological experience in the midst of this exceptional collection.