Bar-sur-Seine - historic heritage and Pinot Noir
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Famous for its fairs from the 12th century onwards, Bar-sur-Seine became a prosperous location in the 16th and 17th centuries. The town's well-preserved historic centre boasts exceptional architectural quality. In addition to the town's historic heritage, the area is home to the lush, green landscape of the Côte des Bar, the most southerly of the Champagne vineyards.

The town lies on the River Seine, which is only a narrow river at this point, and boasts a large number of half-timbered houses, of which the most outstanding example is the Maison de la Renaissance. The Église Saint-Etienne, built between 1505 and 1606, is one of the largest churches in the region and combines elements of Renaissance and classical architecture with an overall flamboyant Gothic style. A hillside path leads to the Clock Tower, the sole remaining part of the medieval castle around which the first village grew up in the Early Middle Ages.

The Côte des Bar vineyards stretch away to the south and as far as Bar-sur-Aube (to the east). This is the most southerly tip of the Champagne vineyards and forms a semi-circle to the south-east of the city of Troyes. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape variety.


At the southern edge of the town are the premises of one of the largest Champagne cooperatives, the Union Auboise (700 members and 700 hectares), owner of the Devaux brand. An impressive wine tourism attraction, the cooperative showcases its fine wines in an 18th century manor house on the edge of parkland leading down to the banks of River Seine. A 17th century dovecote included on the supplementary register of historic monuments overlooks the house.


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Bar-sur-Seine Tourist Office 33, rue Gambetta - 10110 Bar-sur-Seine Tel.: +33



The place where Champagne was born
Les circuits des cadoles des Riceys
Grauves panoramic viewpoint
Les Riceys panoramic viewpoint
Château-Thierry American Monument
Leboeuf Champagne House, known as the Pressoir Henri IV
Battles of the Marne Memorial (1914-1918) in Dormans
Hautvillers Abbey (in Hautvillers)
Distant horizons
Outstanding built heritage along its entire length
A bird's eye view of the town and hillsides
Philipponnat Champagne House (Mareuil-sur-Aÿ)
Billecart-Salmon Champagne House (Mareuil-sur-Aÿ)
Château de Montebello (Mareuil-sur-Aÿ)
Hôtel Guyot (now the Maison Belle Époque)
The Sainte-Hélène press house in Hautvillers
Vranken-Pommery Champagne House (Reims)
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne House (Reims)
Moët & Chandon Champagne House (Épernay)

G.H. Martel & Co Champagne House (Reims)
Bollinger Champagne House (Aÿ)
Coopérative Générale des Vignerons – COGEVI (Aÿ-Champagne)
Cité-jardin du Chemin Vert (Reims)
Mission Coteaux, Maisons et caved de Champagne

Mission Coteaux, Maisons et caves de champagne C/O, Agence d'urbanisme de Reims, Place des droits de l'homme CS 90 000 51084 Reims CEDEX FRANCE

+33 (0)3 26 77 42 89

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