Avenue de Champagne

Epernay, the Champagne Capital, offers a unique gastronomic and cultural heritage. At the heart of a wine-growing region covering 35,000 hectares of vines, the city is home to some renowned Champagne Houses, most of which are located on the Avenue de Champagne.

110 km of prestigious cellars

Since the 18th century, the Avenue de Champagne has been a favourite spot for sparkling wine. This straight stretch of road, more than a kilometre long, is home to the Comité de l'Avenue de Champagne. It is made up of prestigious Champagne Houses including Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, De Venoge, Boizel, Pol Roger, De Castellane, Mercier, Comtesse Lafond, A. Bergère, Collard-Picard, Michel Gonet, Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, Esterlin, Leclerc Briant, Elodie D. and Les 3 Domaines (Patrick Boivin, Vincent Testulat, Janisson-Baradon).

Today, almost 200 million bottles are stored in the 110 kilometres of cellars beneath the Avenue de Champagne and the surrounding streets. Some of these bottles are veritable treasures, due to their age and rarity.

Avenue de Champagne © Ville d'Epernay

A unique architectural heritage

This avenue is home to a number of 19th-century mansions in the Renaissance and Classical styles. The City Hall, Tour de Castellane and Château Perrier are all listed historic monuments.

A dynamic park avenue

Since 2006, the Avenue de Champagne has been undergoing redevelopment works. Redesigned as an avenue-park concept, it has become a showcase for events and hosts two recurring annual events: the Habits de Lumière and the Soirée Blanche on 14th July. 

The avenue has been recognised as a "Site Remarquable du Goût – Remarkable Site for Taste" since 1994. 

This label elevates it to the rank of a national heritage site, underlining the exceptional link between architecture, culture and gastronomy presented to the general public. 

Since July 2015, the "Slopes, Houses & Cellars of Champagne" property has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Avenue de Champagne is a core area of this listing. 
Since 2020, Château Perrier, located on the avenue, has been home to the Champagne Wine and Regional Archaeology Museum, whose collections are internationally renowned. It provides an exceptional architectural setting for the 2,500 objects on display.

Le Château Perrier, implanté sur l’avenue, accueille depuis 2020 le musée du vin de Champagne et d’Archéologie régionale