The property encompasses sites where the method of producing sparkling wines was developed on the principle of secondary fermentation in the bottle since the early 17th century to its early industrialization in the 19th century. The property is made up of three distinct ensembles: the historic vineyards of Hautvillers, Aÿ and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Saint-Nicaise Hill in Reims, and the Avenue de Champagne and Fort Chabrol in Epernay. These three components – the supply basin formed by the historic hillsides, the production sites (with their underground cellars) and the sales and distribution centres (the Champagne Houses) - illustrate the entire champagne production process. The property bears clear testimony to the development of a very specialized artisan activity that has become an agro-industrial enterprise.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

14 sites in this World Heritage

  • Coteaux d’Hautvillers
  • Caves coopératives d’Hautvillers - Underground
  • Cave Thomas - Underground
  • Coteaux d’Aÿ
  • Cave d’Aÿ - Underground
  • Coteaux de Mareuil-sur- d’Aÿ
  • Cave de Mareuil-sur- d’Aÿ - Underground
  • Colline Saint-Nicaise
  • Caves Pommery, Ruinart, Veuve-Cliquot, Charles Heidsieck - Underground
  • Caves Taittinger - Underground
  • Caves Martel - Underground
  • Avenue de Champagne
  • Fort Chabrol
  • Caves de l’avenue de Champagne - Underground

Coteaux d’Hautvillers

Caves coopératives d’Hautvillers - Underground

Cave Thomas - Underground

Coteaux d’Aÿ

Cave d’Aÿ - Underground

Coteaux de Mareuil-sur- d’Aÿ

Cave de Mareuil-sur- d’Aÿ - Underground

Colline Saint-Nicaise

Caves Pommery, Ruinart, Veuve-Cliquot, Charles Heidsieck - Underground

Caves Taittinger - Underground

Caves Martel - Underground

Avenue de Champagne

Fort Chabrol

Caves de l’avenue de Champagne - Underground

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
France 
Category
Cultural
Name
Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2015
Keyword
Registered in 2015