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About Epernay

The true capital of Champagne, Épernay lies at the heart of the iconic tipple's story. A heritage town famed for its grand buidings, extensive underground cellars and fabulous surrounding vineyards, this is a terrific destination for keen foodies and champagne aficionados looking to savour the best of the region. Boasting everything from chic B&Bs to indulgent country house hotels, our list of the best places to stay in Épernay promises a brilliant selection of top spots for trips as a couple or with friends and family.

Almost 90% of Épernay’s population are involved with champagne production — most at one of the town’s 37 Champagne houses, which range in size from icons such as Moët & Chandon or Mercier to little boutique producers. For a sense of this legacy, stroll along the impressive Avenue de Champagne or discover the Musée du Vin de Champagne. Connections to the good stuff continue below Épernay’s streets, too, where almost 110kms worth of cellars reputedly hold 200 million bottles of fizz.

The town’s Eglise Notre Dame and 1850-built Hôtel de Ville are well worth visiting, as is the picturesque countryside beyond Épernay. Spend your days cycling, hiking and horse riding in the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park, or enjoying tours and tastings at celebrated vineyards. Return to the best places to stay in Épernay for delicious cuisine paired with locally produced wines and champagnes.

The Best Places to Stay in Épernay

For Foodies

  • Hôtel Restaurant Les Avisés hides slick rooms and suites decorated with mid-century designer furnishings, tucked behind a 19th-century façade. Chef Stéphane Rossillon serves innovative seasonal cuisine in the Michelin-starred restaurant, and the family-owned vineyard produces fantastic wine. Tours and tastings are not to be missed.
  • Hostellerie La Briqueterie is a lovely country house hotel surrounded by vineyards a few kilometres from Épernay. Individually decorated rooms are warm and playful. Enjoy restorative spa treatments, refreshing pool dips and soaking up the sunshine in the garden. The Michelin-recommended restaurant's modern tasting menus feature top-notch ingredients. An emerging foodie destination.
  • Château d'Etoges sits within 17 acres of vineyards and parkland. Opulent bedrooms boast four-poster beds, sumptuous textiles, fireplaces and parquet flooring. Honeymooners and romantics will adore the blissful setting and the serene spa, whilst foodies can tuck into delectable fare at the Orangerie restaurant. The five-course tasting menus are superb.

For Families or Groups

  • Bubble 8 offers stylish apartments in the heart of the city. Some have space for families or groups, as well as modern kitchens, sitting rooms and private terraces. Perfect for independent stays or longer trips to Épernay.
  • Champagne André Bergère is a lovely B&B in central Épernay. Traditional interiors feature soft hues, antique furnishings and pale wooden floors. Rooms are great for couples, whilst the apartments with additional sofa beds are ideal for small groups or families.
  • Hôtel Jean Moët offers chic accommodation in an 18th-century building in the heart of town. Larger rooms are ideal for families, and buffet breakfasts are included. Head to the champagne bar next door for tastings with friends. The Avenue de Champagne is moments away.

For Luxury

  • La Villa Eugène has glamorous rooms and suites for romantic couples eager to stay on the famed Avenue de Champagne. Once owned by the Mercier family, this opulent villa has been extensively restored and now boasts a swimming pool, bar and smart conservatory. A classic luxury choice.
  • Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is a tremendously indulgent hotel overlooking vineyards and the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park. Expect spacious, cream-clad rooms and suites, a sumptuous spa with indoor pool, and a stand-out restaurant with impressive wine list. Absolute luxury.

For Great Value

  • Les Berceaux is a small, family-owned hotel with 28 traditional rooms and two superb restaurants. Chef Patrick Michelon's Michelon Restaurant is fabulous, as is the more laid-back Bistro No 7. An affordable, food-focused choice.
  • Le Clos Raymi has just seven guestrooms, each of which has a slightly different French theme. A characterful B&B in the centre of town, this is a very reasonably priced spot. Evening drinks on the terrace are a highlight.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and hop aboard a 1.5 hour train to Épernay.
  • Champagne is brilliant for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between June and September for the warmest weather (peaking at around 25°C). The harvest tends to take place in September — times vary slightly for each vineyard — and you'll find this is a hugely exciting but busy time to visit. April-May and October are quieter and cooler.



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Best Hotels in Epernay

  • Les Berceaux Epernay 28 rooms from £82

    Foodies  -  Chef Patrick Michelon and his dedicated team prepare an unforgettable menu, plus the champagne list is to die for.
    Museums  -  The Museum of Old Champagne Crafts is nearby where you can see what loval crafts have existed here in the region.
    Wine tasting  -  Take a tour of Épernay, guided by Champagne connoisseurs through all the great vineyards of this area.
    Romantic Break  -  With Champagne flowing and Michelin starred cuisine, you will pass a very enjoyable getaway.

    Family run hotel in Epernay, the heart of the Champagne region, with the world famous Avenue de Champagne close by. The contemporary rooms are comfortable and well equipped, but the cuisine really takes centre stage at the two restaurants - the Michelin starred Michelon and the Bistrot 7. See More

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  • Chateau d'Etoges Étoges, Champagne 28 rooms from £113

    Other Activities  -  Built in the 17th century by the Counts of Anglure, the castle has a long and interesting history, make sure to take a tour.
    Wine tasting  -  Etoges is very close to the "Côte des Blancs", a famous region of Champagne where the "Blanc de Blancs" is produced.
    Short break  -  They offer 1, 2, or 3 night packages for romantic breaks with bottles of Champagne, dinner and bubbly breakfast.
    Total relaxation  -  A pampering destination, from the opulent rooms, to the gournet cuisine, stunning grounds and indulgent spa.
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    A stately chateau surrounded by vineyards and parklands. Traditional style bedrooms, the best with four poster beds, fireplaces, parquet floors, and high ceilings. A small spa and wellness centre and Orangery restaurant for gourmet french cuisine. Fit for a King. See More

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  • Hôtel Jean Moët Epernay 12 rooms from £121

    Museums  -  Take a champagne tour in one of the surrounding vineyards, learn about the history and sample the fruits of their labour.
    Other Activities  -  After a longs days Champagne tasting, relax and refresh in the in house spa, complete with pool and sauna.
    Romantic Break  -  A chic hotel in the glorious town of Épernay, boasting suave suites, a Champagne bar, spa and sauna.
    Local exploring  -  A perfect base for explore the Champagne capital of the world in a grown up and sophisticated style.
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    A beautiful 18th century townhouse, just steps from the magnificent Avenue de Champagne. Elegant rooms wonderfully furnished in the mode of Louis XV. Ideally placed to explore the magnificent champagne cellars of Epernay and the surrounding vineyards. See More

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  • Bubble 8 Epernay (Épernay) 4 rooms from £145

    Sights nearby  -  Ideally located just 300 m from Moët et Chandon House - Tour the famous Champagne vaults which are over 200 years old
    Wine tasting  -  Hostess Pascale will advise on the finest vineyard tours in the world's most prestiguous wine-growing region
    Romantic Break  -  These chic apartments just 250m from the start of the Champagne Road are perfect for a romantic getaway
    Great walks  -  Walk the champagne trail and discover the beautiful nature complementing the popular sparkling wine
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Self-catering and studio apartments in a traditional pale stone 19th-century townhouse in the centre of the grand town of Epernay. Apartments are tastefully decorated in a contemporary style and come fully-equipped with modern amenities. A couple of units have a seating area and an outdoor terrace. See More

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  • Domaine Sacret Epernay (AY) 4 rooms from £139

    Romantic Break  -  An intimate guesthouse with champagne tasting, free standing baths and complete tranquility.
    Great walks  -  Take a relaxing stroll along the nearby river banks.
    Restrictions on children  -  An adult only property.
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    A chic guesthouse owned by a wine-growing family in central Ay. Individually styled rooms feature free standing baths, warm hues and antique furniture. A bar, complete with billiards table, for evenings spent sampling the regions finest champagne. Walking distance from restaurants. Fabulous. See More

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  • Champagne Andre Bergere Epernay 5 rooms from £166

    Museums  -  For anyone with an interest in the history of the region, visit the Museum of Champagne Tradition in The Castellane house.
    Wine tasting  -  Sample some of the houses's produce, and learn a little about the process and history while you are at it.
    Romantic Break  -  You cannot help but be swept away with the romance of this Champagne house, their passion is palpable.
    Self catering to rent  -  There are 2 stylish apartments which come with a fully equipped kitchen and living area.
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    A charming B&B comprising of a handful of elegant rooms and smart apartments. Interiors are fresh and traditional with soft hues, antiques and pale wooden floors. Ideally located within walking distance of some of the region's most famed Champagne producers. See More

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  • Le Clos Raymi Epernay 7 rooms from £148

    Romantic Break  -  Quiet accomodation in a beautiful building and plenty of nearby Champagne Houses-perfect for a romantic getaway
    Local exploring  -  Le Clos Raymi's central location in Épernay makes it an ideal spot for getting to know Champagne's capital
    Great walks  -  There are plenty of hiking trails around Épernay for you to explore, ask at the hotel for details.
    Sights nearby  -  The Georges Cartier, Pol Roger and Moët et Chandon Champagne Houses are right around the corner!
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    Le Clos Raymi is set in a 19th century mansion in the centre of Épernay. Its rooms are decorated in a quirky style with 1930s art-deco furnishings, and some even come with an ornamental fireplace. Be sure to sit out in their garden terrace and enjoy the sun! A friendly and unfussy stay. See More

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  • Hostellerie La Briqueterie Epernay 40 rooms from £174

    Romantic Break  -  A fairytale setting for a romantic break, from the leafy grounds to the wonderful spa, haute cuisine and extensive wine list.
    Country Escape  -  Tucked away in fragrant gardens and rolling vineyards dotted with weeping willows, purple maples and intoxicating roses.
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Spend a relaxing evening sipping on champagne in the bar, or head out on the terrace and admire the stars.
    Wine tasting  -  The Lecomte family has been producing Champagne here since 1859, take some time to sample their vintages.
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel

    Recently renovated country house hotel on a vineyard just a stone's throw from Epernay. Luxurious rooms are indivdually designed with interesting fabrics and bold wallpapers. Sit out on the terrace and enjoy views over gardens, fountains and pool, or head in for fabulously pampering spa treatments. See More

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  • Hotel Restaurant Les Avises Epernay (Champagne) 10 rooms from £217

    Wine tasting  -  There is no better place to sample the golden, bubbly delights of the Champagne region!
    Sailing  -  Sailing on the Lac de Villegusien is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
    Sights nearby  -  Reims Catherdral and the Abbey of Saint Remi not to be missed.
    Great walks  -  Through the Montagne De Reims Regional Nature Park.
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    Located in Champagne, France's famous wine region, plus a famous restaurant headed by Michelin star awarded chef Rossillon, this property is a must for foodies. The chateau is 19th century with modern interiors. Rooms feature cow skin rugs, retro furnishings, original art and expansive bathrooms. See More

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  • La Villa Eugene Epernay 15 rooms from £254

    City Style  -  No doubt the most stylish choice in town, a bold mix of modern interiors and historic features, as well as a lovely garden pool.
    Local exploring  -  Once owned by one of the most famous Champagne Magnets, Eugène Mercier, you are embedded in the regions history.
    Other Activities  -  The hotel works in partnership with some of the towns best restaurants, all within walking distance of the hotel.
    Wine tasting  -  Make the most of the regions produce, you are perfectly placed to visit the three major Routes de Champagne.
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    A highly sophisticated and very luxurious city spot that once belonged to the Mercier family. Seamless bedrooms and suites decorated in chic creams with parquet floors and fireplaces. An elegant conservatory bar looks onto a pool and the gardens. See More

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  • Les Suites du 33 Epernay (Champagne) 4 rooms from £239

    Contemporary  -  Modern interiors contrast with the traditional exterior — neutral colours, sophisticated decor and contemporary, sleek bathrooms
    Outstanding location  -  Located on Avenue de Champagne, one of the most expensive streets in the world and the home of many prestigous Champagne houses
    Wine tasting  -  It wouldn't be a trip to Epernay without tasting some of the champagne and enjoying a tour
    Short break  -  Train station is under a 15 minute walk, and Châlons Vatry Airport is a 45 minute drive
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    A sophisticated B+B on Epernay's famous Champagne Avenue. Four rooms and an apartment feature contemporary interiors; think sleek decor, modern bathrooms and chic furnishings. The best come with private terrace. Plus there's an onsite champagne bar and extensive gardens. A smart base for oenophiles. See More

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  • Le 25bis by Leclerc Briant Epernay (Champagne) 5 rooms from £397

    Chic  -  Stylish rooms with white and grey colour tones, Zuber wallpaper and antique furniture to balance out the contemporary design
    Boutique  -  Each rooms is styled with different materials and farbics, and create an individually warm and welcoming space
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located on Avenue de Champagne, explore the city's sites and 85,000 acres worth of vineyards
    Wine tasting  -  Enjoy a private tour of the winery, and champagne tasting
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    A luxury B&B located on the famous Avenue de Champagne. Rooms are elegant & sophisticated, each individually designed with muted colour tones, antique furniture and modern decor. Private tours of the Leclerc Briant Champagne House can be arranged, and there's a shop on site for tastings. City chic. See More

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  • Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa Epernay 47 rooms from £451

    Spa breaks  -  Take advantage of the hotel's newly inaugurated spa with first-class facilities, and book this hotel for your next spa break
    Romantic Break  -  Views of the beautiful French countryside's rolling hills from this hotel make it a great choice for a romantic getaway
    Foodies  -  Foodies will love the hotel's Michelin-starred, fine dining restaurant, with its focus on fresh, seasonal food
    Sights nearby  -  Enquire at the hotel about car rental and explore the beautiful nearby towns of Provins and Epernay
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel

    This five-star hotel overlooks the vineyards of the Champagne region. Reopening after a full renovation, the hotel's guestrooms are elegant and luxurious with natural accents; the best suites offer a terrace with pretty views. Book into the spa before a Michelin-starred dinner. An exclusive retreat. See More

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  • Manoir Henri Giraud Epernay (Champagne) 5 rooms from £451

    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy glorious countryside views, enjoy delicious wine and specially prepared food, and relax in the unique Craÿothérapie Spa
    Luxury  -  Expect spacious open plan rooms, marble bathrooms, an intimate spa and pool and elegant finishes in this hotel
    Wine tasting  -  Enjoy a tour of the vineyard on this wine estate, and taste their delicious wines
    Chic  -  Sophisticated rooms, with modern decor, trendy artwork and bold features
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    A stunning manor house in a wine estate, moments from Epernay. The spacious rooms offer modern decor and luxurious finishes, plus marble bathrooms and stylish furnishings. Savour superb wines from the vineyard, paired with gourmet dishes and rejuvenate in the spoiling spa. Total bliss. See More

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