The main tour

A unique 360° journey : HISTORY, EVOLUTION, KNOW-HOW
The main tour
A unique 360° journey : HISTORY, EVOLUTION, KNOW-HOW
The main tour


On the lands of the Champagne riots, relive the rise of the cooperative movement and the Champagne appelation of the 20th century. Discover the secrets of winemaking, 35 meters underground, the champagne cellars have evolved during the past three centuries.

Practical informations

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.

The cellars
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.

The vineyards
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
  • Guided tour : everyday*

    Tours in French at 10:00am & 4:00pm
    Tours in English at 11:00am & 2:00pm

    *March mondays: afternoon visits only
  • Visit & tasting - 1 Champagne 18,00 €
    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 €
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Taxi shuttle from Reims or Epernay

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.

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