Champagne Route

FRANCE CHAMPAGNE MARNE Route touristiqueThe Route Touristique du Champagne [www.tourisme-en-champagne.com/fr/85/pages/d/patrimoine-champagne/la-route-du-champagne/page/0] is a popular trail that has been specially marked out for those who wish to discover the region’s vineyards. This fully marked trail comprises of 5 circuits that snake through several villages -each with its own charm. This 330km stretch features several small-scale, local Champagne producers (producteurs) who are usually more than happy to show visitors around. However, do call in advance to ensure their availability and take note of their off periods (usually during the harvest season between September and October). Be prepared for panoramic views, rich greenery and a generous sprinkling of rural history as you make your way through this undulating path.

The Champagne Route features four main sections, which are split between Reims and Épernay. The first one is located at the Massif St Thierry – a rich, green mountain that is located northwest of Reims. Mainly producing pinot noir and meunier wines, this massif is home to historic villages like Trigny (the starting point of future French kings’ coronation paths in the past) and St Thierry. The second section is at Montagne de Reims – known for its pinot noir producing vineyards. Lying between Reims and Épernay, this mount is home to picturesque villages like Sacy and Bouzy. Vallée de la Marne is perhaps one of the best-known sections in the route. Famous for its pinot meunier wines, the Marne Valley is home to medieval villages like Hautvillers (home to a Benedictine Abbey) and Dormars (home to a medieval chateau). The last section is the Côte des Blancs – the birthplace of Chardonnay. This section sheathes villages like Cuis and Étoges, which house ancient buildings. Listings of the cellars that are open to visits, as well other sights along the way are all detailed in the Champagne Route’s website.



 

 

 


 


The full list of villages in each section follows:

Massif St Thierry Section- orange markers on map: Bouffignereux, Bouvancourt, Brouillet, Cauroy-lès-Hermonville, Châlons-sur-Vesle, Champigny, Chenay, Cormicy, Gueux, Guyencourt, Hermonville, Jonchery-sur-Vesle, Merfy, Montigny-sur-Vesle, Pévy, Prouilly, Reims, Savigny-sur-Ardres, Serzy-et-Prin, Thil, Tinqueux, Trigny, Vandeuil, Ventelay, Villers-Franqueux

Montagne de Reims Section- green markers on map: Ambonnay, Avenay-Val-d'Or, Aÿ, Bouzy, Chamery, Chigny-les-Roses, Condé-sur-Marne, Coulommes-la-Montagne, Ecueil, Épernay, Fontaine-sur-Aÿ, Gueux, Jouy-lès-Reims, Louvois, Ludes, Mailly-Champagne, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Mutigny, Pargny-lès-Reims, Reims, Rilly-la-Montagne, Sacy, Sermiers, Tauxières-Mutry, Trépail, Tinqueux, Tours-sur-Marne, Vaudemange, Verzenay, Verzy, Villedommange, Villers-Allerand, Villers-Marmery, Vrigny

Marne Valley Section- dark blue markers on map show villages in Marne Department: Azy-sur-Marne, Baulne-en-Brie, Bonneil, Brasles, Celles-lès-Condé, Charly-sur-Marne, Chartèves, Château-Thierry, Chézy-sur-Marne, Condé-en-Brie, Connigis, Crézancy, Crouttes-sur-Marne, Essômes-sur-Marne, Etampes-sur-Marne, Fossoy, Gland, Jaulgonne, La Chapelle-Monthodon, Mézy-Moulins, Mont-Saint-Père, Nogent-l'Artaud, Passy-sur-Marne, Reuilly-Sauvigny, Saint-Agnan, Saint-Eugène, Trélou-sur-Marne  - light blue markers show villages in Aisne Department: Aÿ, Baslieux-sous-Châtillon, Belval-sous-Châtillon, Binson-et-Orquigny, Boursault, Cerseuil, Champillon, Châtillon-sur-Marne, Cuchery, Cumières, Damery, Dizy, Dormans, Epernay, Festigny, Fleury-la-Rivière, Hautvillers, La Neuville-aux-Larris, Leuvrigny, Magenta, Moussy, Œuilly, Pierry, Reuil, Saint-Imoges, Saint-Martin-d'Ablois, Troissy, Vandières, Vauciennes, Venteuil, Verneuil, Villers-sous-Châtillon, Vinay, Vincelles 

Côte des Blancs Section- purple markers on map: Allemant, Avize, Barbonne-Fayel, Bergères-lès-Vertus, Broyes, Chantemerle, Chavot-Courcourt, Chouilly, Coizard-Joches, Congy, Courjeonnet, Cramant, Cuis, Épernay, Etoges, Fèrebrianges, Fontaine-Denis-Nuisy, La Celle-sous-Chantemerle, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Mancy, Mondement-Montgivroux, Montgenost, Monthelon, Morangis, Moslins, Moussy, Oger, Oyes, Pierry, Reuves, Saudoy, Sézanne, Val-des-Marais, Vert-Toulon, Vertus, Villenauxe-la-Grande, Villevenard, Vindey

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ROUTE TOURISTIQUE DU CHAMPAGNE
A. Massif St Thierry Section-
orange markers: Bouffignereux, Bouvancourt, Brouillet, Cauroy-lès-Hermonville, Châlons-sur-Vesle, Champigny, Chenay, Cormicy, Gueux, Guyencourt, Hermonville, Jonchery-sur-Vesle, Merfy, Montigny-sur-Vesle, Pévy, Prouilly, Reims, Savigny-sur-Ardres, Serzy-et-Prin, Thil, Tinqueux, Trigny, Vandeuil, Ventelay, Villers-Franqueux 
B. Montagne de Reims Section- green markers: Ambonnay, Avenay-Val-d'Or, Aÿ, Bouzy, Chamery, Chigny-les-Roses, Condé-sur-Marne, Coulommes-la-Montagne, Ecueil, Épernay, Fontaine-sur-Aÿ, Gueux, Jouy-lès-Reims, Louvois, Ludes, Mailly-Champagne, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Mutigny, Pargny-lès-Reims, Reims, Rilly-la-Montagne, Sacy, Sermiers, Tauxières-Mutry, Trépail, Tinqueux, Tours-sur-Marne, Vaudemange, Verzenay, Verzy, Villedommange, Villers-Allerand, Villers-Marmery, Vrigny 
C. Marne Valley Section
- dark blue markers show villages in Marne Department: Azy-sur-Marne, Baulne-en-Brie, Bonneil, Brasles, Celles-lès-Condé, Charly-sur-Marne, Chartèves, Château-Thierry, Chézy-sur-Marne, Condé-en-Brie, Connigis, Crézancy, Crouttes-sur-Marne, Essômes-sur-Marne, Etampes-sur-Marne, Fossoy, Gland, Jaulgonne, La Chapelle-Monthodon, Mézy-Moulins, Mont-Saint-Père, Nogent-l'Artaud, Passy-sur-Marne, Reuilly-Sauvigny, Saint-Agnan, Saint-Eugène, Trélou-sur-Marne  - light blue markers show villages in Aisne Department: Aÿ, Baslieux-sous-Châtillon, Belval-sous-Châtillon, Binson-et-Orquigny, Boursault, Cerseuil, Champillon, Châtillon-sur-Marne, Cuchery, Cumières, Damery, Dizy, Dormans, Epernay, Festigny, Fleury-la-Rivière, Hautvillers, La Neuville-aux-Larris, Leuvrigny, Magenta, Moussy, Œuilly, Pierry, Reuil, Saint-Imoges, Saint-Martin-d'Ablois, Troissy, Vandières, Vauciennes, Venteuil, Verneuil, Villers-sous-Châtillon, Vinay, Vincelles  
D. Côte des Blancs Section-
purple markers: Allemant, Avize, Barbonne-Fayel, Bergères-lès-Vertus, Broyes, Chantemerle, Chavot-Courcourt, Chouilly, Coizard-Joches, Congy, Courjeonnet, Cramant, Cuis, Épernay, Etoges, Fèrebrianges, Fontaine-Denis-Nuisy, La Celle-sous-Chantemerle, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Mancy, Mondement-Montgivroux, Montgenost, Monthelon, Morangis, Moslins, Moussy, Oger, Oyes, Pierry, Reuves, Saudoy, Sézanne, Val-des-Marais, Vert-Toulon, Vertus, Villenauxe-la-Grande, Villevenard, Vindey