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12 Things to Do in Epernay

Up-to-Date 2024  –  By Culture Francia Team

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What to See & Do

Epernay Overall Appeal ★★★★☆

  Name Appeal Type Visit Cost
01 Champagne Houses ★★★★★ Cellars + Tasting Guided Paid
02 Avenue Champagne ★★★☆☆ Luxuous Street Self Free
03 City Center ★★☆☆☆ Walking Around Self Free
04 Château Perrier ★★☆☆☆ Museum - Wine Either Paid
05 Notre-Dame Church ★★☆☆☆ Church Self Free
06 Halle Saint Thibault ★★☆☆☆ Food Market Self Free
07 Epernay Balloon ★★☆☆☆ Panorama Guided Paid
08 Mont Bernon ★★☆☆☆ Panorama Self Free
09 Castellane Tower ★☆☆☆☆ Panorama Guided Paid
10 St. Pierre & St. Paul Church ★☆☆☆☆ Church Self Free
11 City Hall's Garden ★☆☆☆☆ Garden Self Free
12 St. Martin Gate ★☆☆☆☆ Arch Self Free

01. Champagne Houses

Interior of a champagne house cellar in Epernay, featuring arched brick ceilings, dim lighting, and racks of bottles lining the walls.

Appeal ★★★★★
Type Cellars + Tasting

Visit Guided
Cost Paid

Epernay is famous worldwide for its top Champagne houses. You can take guided tours and tastings here. These grand places have amazing cellars and beautiful buildings, showing off the rich history of Champagne making. You can learn how Champagne is made and taste some of the best bubbly around.

02. Avenue Champagne

A view down the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay, showcasing elegant historic buildings and a clear blue sky with scattered clouds.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Luxuous Street

Visit Self
Cost Free

Avenue de Champagne is a historic street with fancy mansions and famous Champagne houses. It’s often called the “most expensive avenue in the world” and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This avenue is the heart of the Champagne industry. 

03. City Center

Aerial view of Epernay's city center, including the central park with a large balloon, surrounding buildings, and lush greenery.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Walking Around

Visit Self
Cost Free

Epernay’s city center is a charming mix of old buildings and modern shops. 

04. Château Perrier

Interior view of the Museum Château Perrier in Epernay, displaying a collection of various sizes of champagne bottles and interactive exhibits.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Theme Wine & Archeology Museum

Visit Self or Guided
Cost Paid

The Museum Château Perrier shows off the rich history and heritage of the Champagne region. It’s in a stunning 19th-century mansion and has exhibits on local archaeology, paleontology, and wine-making. Visitors can see a huge collection of artifacts and learn about the area’s unique history.

05. Notre-Dame Church

Exterior of the Notre-Dame Church in Epernay, highlighting its gothic architecture with tall spires and intricate stonework.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Gothic Church

Visit Self
Cost Free

Church Notre-Dame is a Gothic-style church in the heart of Epernay. Built in the early 20th century, it has stunning stained-glass windows and elaborated architectural details.

06. Halle St. Thibault

Interior of the Halle Saint-Thibault food market in Epernay, bustling with shoppers and vendors selling fresh produce and other goods.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Food Market

Visit Self
Cost Free

Halle Saint Thibault is where the main food market of Epernay takes place. Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

07. Epernay Balloon

Aerial view of Epernay with a large hot air balloon labeled "Epernay" floating above the city, providing a panoramic view of the rooftops and surrounding landscape.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Panorama

Visit Guided
Cost Paid

The Ballon d’Epernay is a fixed cable hot air balloon ride that offers views of the town and the vineyards. 

08. Mont Bernon

Scenic viewpoint at Mont Bernon overlooking Epernay, with wooden seating areas surrounded by trees and a view of vineyards and the city below.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Panorama

Visit Self
Cost Free

Mont Bernon is a scenic hill with panoramic views of Epernay and its vineyards. Located just outside the town, it’s popular for hiking, picnicking, and enjoying nature. 

09. Castellane Tower

Scenic view of the Castellane Tower in Epernay, with the city and surrounding vineyards in the background under a cloudy sky.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Panorama

Visit Guided
Cost Paid

Tower Castellane is a striking tower at the Castellane Champagne house. You can climb it for a view of Epernay and the countryside. There’s also a small museum that details the history of Champagne production.

10. St. Pierre & St. Paul Church

Inside view of the Saint-Pierre Saint-Paul Church in Epernay, showing its grand arches, stained glass windows, and rows of wooden chairs.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Romanesque-Gothic Church

Visit Self
Cost Free

St. Pierre & St. Paul Church is a historic church with a mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Built in the late 19th century, it’s known for its beautiful interior.

11. City Hall's Garden

Beautifully landscaped garden at the Epernay City Hall with vibrant flower beds, a manicured lawn, and decorative statues.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Public Garden

Visit Self
Cost Free

The Garden is located just behind the beautiful City Hall’s building. It has manicured lawns, flower beds, and sculptures. 

12. St. Martin Gate

Historic Gate Saint-Martin in Epernay, featuring ornate stone carvings and architectural details, set against a backdrop of trees and nearby buildings.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Arch

Visit Self
Cost Free

St. Martin Gate was part of ancient church from the 16th century.

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