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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.

The Champagne House at OeuillyHautvillers Abbey La Cave aux Coquillages Château de Boursault Château de Condé La Marne à pied

Museum: The Champagne House
at
Oeuilly

A genuine vintner's house dating back to 1642.
A guided visit of the Museum which recreates the life of a rural family at the end of the 19th century.
www.ecomusee-oeuilly.fr

The Hautvillers Abbey

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.

La Cave aux Coquillages
in
Fleury-la-Rivière

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).
www.lacaveauxcoquillages.fr

The Château de Boursault

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.

The Château de Condé-en-Brie

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.
www.chateaudeconde.fr

The Marne on Foot

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.


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