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the birthplace of champagne

45 minutes far from Châlons-en-Champagne and ideally located in the heart of the Champagne region and the historic hillsides listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the village of Hautvillers is the birthplace of Champagne and a wonderful destination to explore.

The village of

Dom Pérignon

This is where the monk Dom Pierre Pérignon, the spiritual father of the world-famous champagne, revolutionised the art of producing this nectar. In the abbey church, you will find his tombstone at the foot of the altar.

Today, the champagne tradition lives on. To understand what makes champagne so unique, you need to meet the experts that make it. Here you will learn about the ancestral expertise and discover the true essence behind this wine.

Enjoy strolling through the village’s charming, picturesque streets and notice the many wrought-iron signs on the facades, typical of the houses in the region.

An exceptional

natural setting

Hautvillers is also an outstanding natural setting for exploring on foot. There are walking routesto suit all ages and abilities.

You’ll be amazed by both the beauty of the vineyards which follow the curves of the hillsides and the national forest which has been awarded the “Forêt d’Exception” label (Exceptional Forest label).

There are wonderful viewpoints offering panoramas over a sea of grapevines, such as the Dom Pérignon and the Croix Joseph belvederes.

Discover Hautvillers

from another side

If you would like to discover the secrets of this village … on foot or by bike, the Hautvillers Tourist Office guides offer an alternative way to learn more about champagne and explore the region.

Each one has its own unique approach to presenting the varied diversity and treasures this land beholds.