In the wine village of Chavot-Courcourt (51 Marne, Grand Est) you can stay in a self-catering Champagne gîte (cottage) amongst the vines of Champagne, – Gite du Clos Pommier – just 3 miles/4 km from Epernay, the capital of Champagne, where you can visit the most prestigious Grandes Maisons of Champagne and many smaller independent wine makers to taste, learn and buy.
In the valley of the Marne, this independent gite is in a modern cottage at the foot of a hill below the old Church. 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 7 people (with the extra sofa bed), a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and lounge space .There is also a bathroom with shower, and free wifi! From the terrace there are views over the garden, vineyards and the pretty village of Chavot-Courcourt.
There are more than half-a-dozen Champagne producers and a Cave Cooperative in the village, the nearest being Champagne Jean Pernet.
The Champagne houses of Georges Cartier, Moët et Chandon, Pol Roger, André Bergère and de Castellane are all within 3-4 miles of the gite. There is a restaurant and an auberge within 1½ km.
Chavot-Courcourt is located in the Champagne subregion of the Vallée de la Marne / Côteaux Sud d’Épernay – one of the 17 areas “terroirs” into which the Champagne wine region is divided (see maisons-champagne.com) and is an area where the Pinot Meunier grape is predominant, although Chardonnay, and and a small proportion of Pinot Noir is also grown. There are few Grand Cru vineyards in the area.
For more info/to book this Champagne gîte see Gite du Clos Pommier
nearby alternative vineyard accommodation at Champagne Andre Bergere
airport: Paris CDG(78 miles/125km)
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EPERNAY, THE CHAMPAGNE CAPITAL
Set in the heart of the Champenois vineyards, Epernay is the Champagne Capital. As the starting point of various tourism routes and home to the various Champagne authorities (the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins de Champagne – Inter-professional Committee of Champagne Wines, the Syndicat Général des Vignerons – General Growers’ Union, etc.), this city in the countryside is Champagne’s main economic driver.
Home to the great wine production and trading houses, and listed as a Remarkable Site of Taste, the majestic Avenue de Champagne has 110 kilometres of cellars.
This is what makes it a world-famous site and one of the world’s most prestigious Avenues! As well as visiting the cellars of the famous Champagne Houses, you’ll find eclectic architecture and numerous 19th-century buildings.
In order to promote this heritage, the Avenue was renovated between September 2006 and June 2009, to create wider pavements so tourists from all over the world can wander along this prestigious road. Epernay Tourist Office