The main tour
The main tour is elaborate around 4 places
The Maison of the oldest cooperative of champagne's winegrowers.
The chronological trail, designed to be educational, includes 1,500 documents and objects, taken from the COGEVI archive or recently acquired, which illustrate the idea that a cooperative is above all a gathering of committed, passionate men and women, as well as a mosaic of terroirs and villages.
From the 18th century to nowadays, the cellars dug on the hillside are offering a time travel and secrets of the champagne-making process
The Museum of Champagne traditional crafts and tools
invites you on a journey to discover the secrets of the vine-growing and wine-making trades though a unique collection of exhibits (over 1,500 items, tools and original documents), presented in an incredible display.
A marked path on the hillsides of the Aÿ vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by 100% Grand Cru classified vines, helps to understand the vine cycle, from A to Z.
The tour ends with one or several tasting(s) of Champagne Collet.
- Cité du Champagne
- Approximate duration : 1h30
- Monday to Wednesday: afternoon only (2:00 pm & 4:00 pm).
- Thursday to Sunday: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm in English & 10:00 am and 4:00 pm in French.
Tours in English at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm - Tours in French at 10:00 am & 4:00 pm
Duration: approximately 1h30.
The visit ends with one or several tasting(s) of Champagne Collet.
NB: During bank holidays, visits are carried out at the usual times (11:00 am and 2:00 pm in English & 10:00 am and 4:00 pm in French).
- Last visit at 3:00 pm instead of 4:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31st.
Guided tour from November 12th to December 31st:
Visit & tasting - 2 Champagnes 22,00 €
Visit & tasting - 3 Champagnes 28,00 €
Visit only, no tasting 14,00 €
Child's visit (7-17 years) 9,00 €
Visit & tasting - 1 Champagne 18,00 €
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To come in Aÿ and visit us, you can use our taxi shuttle service from Epernay or Reims City Center train station.
From Epernay: departure 20 minutes before the beginning of the visit.
From Reims: departure 45 minutes before the beginning of the visit.
Included : visit + return transportation to and from train stations.