The region can be explored by following the Champagne Trail, which begins at the famous
Avenue de Champagne, in Épernay, the historical capital of Champagne.

The landscape of the Marne Valley has been almost entirely shaped by man, who for centuries has engaged in activities here which are determined by the nature of the soil and subsoil, the terrain and the water. The vineyards, planted mainly with pinot meunier, owe their rapid expansion to the River Marne, which was the main trading route at the time and offered good conditions for transporting the wine.

 


Today, this vast expanse of vineyards forms a geometric patchwork, in subtle shades that change with the seasons. This undulating landscape is dotted with villages, whose winding, narrow streets and preserved heritage are there waiting to be explored.

 

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This area offers the following 70 tourism services:

- 25 wine cellars, including the Mercier champagne house in Epernay;
- 9 places to stay including the Royal Champagne in Champillon;
- 12 restaurants, including Les Grains d’Argent in Dizy;
- 6 heritage sites, including guided tours of Hautvillers;

- 10 leisure activities, including boat-trips aboard the "Champagne Vallée" in Cumières;
- 3 events, including the Fêtes Henri IV in Ay;
- 1 tourist office in Épernay; and 4 receptive tour operators.