You can visit sites linked to the history of Champagne all round the magnificent little village of Oeuilly and also very easily take full advantage of the landscape of the Marne valley vineyards following various footpaths.
A genuine vintner's house dating back to
A guided visit of the Museum which recreates the life of a rural family at the end of the 19th century.
In which the tombstones of Dom Pérignon
are Dom Ruinart are to be found.
Rue de Cumières, Hautvillers.
Guided visits: saturdays and sundays, from 9h30 to 12h and from 14h to 18 h. Tel: 03 26 57 06 35.
Walking on an underground route 200-meter
long, discover the geological heritage of Champagne and the
fabulous history of the ancient tropical sea and its inhabitants,
such as the prestigious "Campanile Giganteum". An impressive
travel through the grounds of the Marne Valley. (Guided tours
by appointment: call +33 (0)3 26 58 36 43).
This was built in 1845 for the widow Clicquot by the architect Jean-Jacques Arveuf-Franquin in a neo-renaissance style. Famous owner of the "Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin" Champagne house, the widow conceived it and decorated it to organise sumptuous receptions. Tel: 03 26 58 42 21.
Home of the Princes of Condé,
Bourbon and Savoy, the Château de Condé is a jewel of the "Route du Champagne".
Far from being an empty museum, it is inhabited all year round and open to
visitors. From the sumptuous decoration of the eighteenth century to the tercentennial
trees in the park, it offers many wonders and surprises, including a lovely
view on the Tarlant Vigne Royale vineyards. Tel.
+33 (0)3 23 82 42 25
- French speaking visits but you may enjoy the
beauty of the site.
The Marne on foot offers
42 routes for walking and rambling throughout the department, of which
one marked track goes through Oeuilly. There's a patchwork of vines and
of little lively, homely and welcoming villages dotted all over the slopes
of the valley. IGN map of the
circuit (Oeuilly is at points 3 & 4 ).
May you prefer the Marne on bike, the route is on the www.circuits-de-france.com website.
Here is our selection from amongst the
different tables of the region.
List of recommended restaurants...
Don't hesitate to tell them you come on our recommendation. You'll receive a warm welcome.
To enjoy the atmosphere of a Champagne village, to be close to the inhabitants,
go to the Cochelet in Oeuilly (4 rue de la Libération,
+33 (0)3 26 53 91 44) or to the Marronnier (7 rue Duchesse
d'Uzès in Boursault +33 (0)3 26 58 47 52), open for lunch
At tea time, do not miss to go to Sylvain Suty, one of Champagne top craftsmans in Dormans: www.suty-chocolaterie.fr