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Epernay

Post Code: 51200
Commune Number: 51230

Agricultural holding

396 operators
Area of Holding: 257.30 ha

Area by grape variety:
  • 155.00 ha Chardonnay
  • 39.50 ha Meunier
  • 62.70 ha Pinots-Noirs
  • 0.10 ha other varieties
Some vines form part of the vineyards owned by the following Houses:
Churchde Epernay
Church
Town hallde Epernay
Town hall

Geolocation

Heritage

Hôtel Moët & Chandon 1793

Napoleon 1 and the Empress Josephine were among the many distinguished guests who once visited the Hôtel Moët & Chandon, which now forms part of the Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Moët & Chandon
The Résidence de Trianon 1833

For more than 200 years the Résidence de Trianon has embodied luxury in the French style. The property with its orangery is one of two identical elements built for Jean-Rémy Moët in the period 1805-1817, making up an architectural complex that is said to have been designed by French decorator and miniature painter, Jean-Baptiste Isabey. Since 1967, following long occupation as a private residence, the Trianon has been reserved for the exclusive enjoyment of distinguished visitors to Moët & Chandon.

Moët & Chandon
Château Perrier 1854

In 1811 cork-manufacturer Pierre-Nicolas Perrier married Adèle Jouët and founded what was to become the celebrated House of Perrier-Jouët. In 1854 they commissioned the building of this Louis Treize style chateau.

Perrier-Jouët
Hôtel Particulier Auban-Moët 1857

The building of this stately home in Epernay was commissioned c.1858 under the direction of architect Victor Lenoir, who also designed the Gare Montparnasse in Paris. In 1920 it became the Town Hall of Epernay.

Moët & Chandon
Château de Pékin 1873

In 1869 Eugène Mercier paved the way for the opening of his Champagne House by buying a hillside alongside an isolated property called the Château de Pékin and commissioning the building of immense cellars.

Mercier
Hôpital Auban-Moët 1887

The Auban family is well known for its many donations in support of culture and the building of churches and private schools. But our principal focus here falls on their activities in the field of social welfare, and the building of the Hôpital Auban-Moët in particular. Victor Auban became an associate of Champagne House Moët & Chandon when he married his cousin Rachel Moët de Romont.

Moët & Chandon
Foudre Mercier 1889

On 7 May 1889 the Foudre Mercier made its eagerly-awaited entrance at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Drawn by a team of 24 oxen all the way from Epernay, Mercier’s giant Champagne barrel was greeted as a worthy rival to the Eiffel Tower and received a rousing reception from the audience.

Mercier
Tour de Castellane 1895

The de Castellane Champagne House was established in 1895 by Viscount Florens, headquartered in premises that were designed and constructed by the then famous architect Marius Toudoire.

de Castellane
Maison Gallice 1899

The Maison Gallice was built in 1899, originally as the family home of Louis-Henri-Marcel Gallice (1854-1930), then president of premier Champagne House Perrier-Jouët. Since 2014 the house has been the Head Office of Champagne House de Venoge.

de Venoge Perrier-Jouët
Fort Chabrol 1899

In 1900 Fort Chabrol became the site of the first "Practical School of Viticulture": a research and training centre founded by Champagne House Moët & Chandon that would play a trailblazing role in the fight against phylloxera.

Moët & Chandon
Avenue de Champagne - Epernay XVIII & XIXe siècle

The Avenue de Champagne (formerly the Avenue de Commerce) extends for nearly one kilometre, lined on both sides by magnificent private dwellings lovingly constructed over many centuries by the Champagne Houses. Some were originally built as a Head Office, others as the private home of the proprietor. All of them reflect an architectural style that celebrates the brand in particular and Champagne in general.

Maison Belle Epoque 1911

This gem of Art Nouveau architecture in Epernay is the property of Champagne House Perrier-Jouët and also the place where the brand entertains its most distinguished guests.

Perrier-Jouët
Maison Moët & Chandon 1934

C’est en 1793, alors qu’il vient de reprendre la conduite des affaires à la suite du décès de son père, que Jean-Rémy Moët fait construire l’hôtel Moët.

Moët & Chandon