Champagne Slopes, Houses and Cellars included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
1) The "Crayères" - chalk quarries
The area’s underground is made of former chalk quarries – true underground cathedrals exploited in medieval times and still used as cellars today. Champagne bottles are stored in optimal conditions, at a constant cool temperature (11-12°) and level of humidity (90-95%).
You can see "Crayères" at Champagne Vranken Pommery, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Charles Heidsieck and G.H. Martel
Among them, do not miss :
- those of Veuve Clicquot, the largest, composed of 24 km of galleries
- and those of Ruinart, the highest, which reach 50m high.
2) Architecture and public spaces
On the surface, the hill shows the impact of the Champagne Houses on urban design. Here are some examples :
- Domaine Pommery
- Villa Demoiselle
- Chateau les Crayères
- Champagne Park
- Saint-Nicaise Church and Chemin-Vert garden city
3) Outside Reims
From Reims, the Tourist Office brings you to the historic slopes of the vineyard. Along the vineyard's roads, the open top bus stops at Hautvillers, "Cradle of Champagne", a typical Champagne villlage.
More information about the tour through the vineyards by clicking here .
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