The Champagne Region
In the heart of the historic Champagne hillsides
Aÿ-Champagne and its historical heritageThe house is located in the heart of the town of Aÿ-Champagne, at the foot of the vineyards established by the Gallo Romans from the 4th century and renowned since the 18th century for the high quality of its wines.
Aÿ also stands out as the birthplace of a remarkable artist and creator: René Lalique. He spent his childhood in Aÿ and then realized extraordinary fame for his creativity in the art of crystal glass.
His work developed throughout the 20th century, marrying artistic movements of Art Nouveau, then Art Deco from 1920 and the more modern period.
René Lalique still thrives today with thanks to its heirs. The city has set up a discovery tour, named “Parcours Lalique”, which allows visitors to discover the remarkable and characteristic places of this period.
The Saint-Brice Church of AÿThe Saint-Brice Church of Aÿ is classified as a Historic Monument. It is one of the most beautiful buildings of the 15th century, a very representative example of Flamboyant Gothic. It hosts every May, the concerts of Mai Musical with internationally renowned artists.
The Henry IV Festivalthe first weekend of July, every two years, opens the doors of the city to about 30,000 people, to enjoy music, culinary specialties and champagne, lots of champagne ......
HAUTVILLERSAt the abbey of Hautvillers, Dom Perignon was the precursor
of the methods of elaboration of the wine of Champagne.
The village of Hautvillers will be a rewarding place to visit
HAUTVILLERS INTERCOMMUNAL TOURISM OFFICE
00 33 (0)3 26 57 06 35
EPERNAY, capital of champagneAY is located three kilometers from EPERNAY, capital of Champagne.
The remarkable Avenue de Champagne, lined with prestigious Champagne Houses and mansions,
is a unique place to walk day and night
TOURIST OFFICE OF EPERNAY
00 33 (0)3 26 53 33 00
REIMSIts Gothic Cathedral, saved and rebuilt after its destruction during World War I,
is more than ever a symbol of our history.
Reims has seen coronation of kings, and reconciliation after the wars.
The cellars of prestigious Champagne Houses, Champagne MARTEL, Champagne POMMERY,
Champagne VEUVE CLIQUOT, Champagne TAITTINGER, Champagne RUINARD
are in the extraordinary Crayères de la Colline Saint Nicaise
La Villa Demoiselle, a majestic Art Nouveau house, was saved from planned demolition and rehabilitated
by Paul François and Nathalie VRANKEN.
The Villa Demoiselle is open to visits.
OFFICE DE TOURISME DE REIMS
00 33 (0)3 26 77 45 00
The vineyard"Discover Champagne" guided tours can be organized.
The beauty of the Champagne landscapes, remarkable points of view offer destinations that are on foot, by bicycle, by car, according to itineraries that will be provided to you
Stays and activities
Walking and cyclingFrom the house, it is easy to go for a walk in the vineyards and in the surrounding woods.
Bike rental: Our partner Facil-E-Bike drops off classic or electric bikes at the Villa. Facil-E-Bike - 06 73 43 06 83
Horse RidingThe Equestrian Center of Ay offers horseback riding through the vineyards and the woods.
These rides are suitable for novice or experimented riders. Booking: 06 36 79 18 60
GolfingGolf of Villers Agron (30 km)
Val Secret Golf Course, 02400 Brasles (34 km)
Golf of Reims Champagne (34 km)
Grand Romanie Golf Course, 51460 Courtisols (34 km)
Visits of cellars and discovery of champagne
Champagne discoveryIf you come to Champagne, chances are you'll love champagne.
The field of exploration is vast with 34 000 hectares of vines, 5000 producers and 300 trading houses, terroirs, different winemaking and different vintages.
We can organize guided tours for you throughout the vineyards.
Discover the Champagne HousesYou come in Champagne to discover the Champagne houses, big and small. We can organize guided tours for you through the vineyard. Or you come to visit the producer you have been loyal to for a long time
Discover the champagne tastingYou want to know more about champagne. You want to take tasting courses with an oenologist.
We can arrange this with the International Institute of Champagne Wines in the Villa Bissinger in Aÿ.
The harvest timeYou want to attend the grape harvest, participate a day. We can direct you to the winemakers who organize these harvest days.
Your private guide
If you want a private local tourist guide, I invite you to contact Isabelle Rousseaux.
Aÿ Champagne Experience
+33 (0)6 20 33 21 44
Gastronomy and ChampagneDid you know that you can have a full meal in harmony with champage, from starter to dessert ? If you want to learn how to associate the dishes with champagne. That is what I offer you during the champagne dinner.
Other ideas for stays
Business tripsA business event in the area ?
End you day in a warm atmosphere after a tough day at work.
Business night for one person: 95€ including breakfast.
Family eventsBirthdays, intimate weddings, graduation, celebrations...
Stays with friends or with work colleagues
During your stay, you can enjoy the whole house and with it, tranquility, friendliness, freedom and discretion.
Weekend discoveryFrom Friday to Sunday, a Champagne meal, cellar visit and candlelit dinner on Saturday evening
Reims, its cathedral, its museums
The champagne route
The route of the Romanesque churches