- Office de Tourisme d'Épernay Pays de Champagne
- 7, Avenue de Champagne
- 51200 Epernay
- Phone:+33 (0)3 26 53 33 00
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Well-to-do Épernay, home to many of the world’s most famous champagne houses, is the best place in Champagne for touring cellars and sampling fizzy wine. The town also makes a good base for exploring the Champagne Route. Beneath the streets, in some 100km of subterranean cellars, 200 million bottles of champagne, just waiting to be popped open for some sparkling celebration, are being aged. In 1950, one such cellar – owned by the irrepressible Mercier – hosted a car rally without the loss of a single bottle!