France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   What to See & Do in Épernay, France
In Épernay, it's all about the Champagne!




Épernay is a small town of about 25,000 people, on the Marne River in the Champagne region of France (map). Most of its major sights are accessible on foot.

Épernay's main street is the Avenue de Champagne. One of the town's principal squares is the Place de Champagne. Street names include Möet, Chandon (both Jean and Paul), and Mercier. Get the picture?

Avenue de Champagne

The Avenue de Champagne is the most famous street in Épernay, home to many of the big name champagne producers, including Möet et Chandon, Perrier Jouet, Pol Roger, and Mercier. You'll also find other smaller labels, many of which are not exported from France. More...

Visits to Champagne Houses

You can tour some of the champagne houses in Épernay and the surrounding villages, as well as in Reims. Tours tend to offer several options for tasting at the end of the tour. Many tours require advance booking. More...

Perrier-Jouet, Épernay
Champagne house of Perrier-Jouët, Épernay.

Historic Buildings

As you walk around Épernay, you can take note of a number of historic buildings, with structures ranging from the 16th century to art nouveau and the 20th century. More...


Épernay's main shopping area is in the streets that run off the Place de la République (map); you'll also find many restaurants in this area.


Épernay also has its own tourist train, known appropriately as the Mill'Bulles, or Thousand Bubbles. This runs in the summer months and provides information on the history of Épernay. The route takes you the length of the Avenue de Champagne, as well as past other landmarks in the town.

Tethered balloon

In 2018 Épernay converted a former parking lot into a park, and included there a tethered balloon. Going up in the balloon provides aerial views of the town. Promoters say you can follow the progress from the vineyards to the cellars, and even enjoy a glass of champagne while riding.

About Épernay

Épernay Hotels

Visiting Champage Houses

About Champagne Wineries

Épernay Restaurants

Épernay Transport

About Reims

About Champagne-Ardenne


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Épernay and Castellane, Champagne, France

Above, Place de Champagne, with huge champagne cork and Castellane Tower.


Avenue de Champagne, Epernay, France

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