The attractive village of Mutigny is located on a promontory 240m above sea level, amid vines and forests. The village church offers wonderful views of the Marne Valley, Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs, as well as the Châlons plain. 45 village church towers can also be seen, the highlight of which is the Basilica of Notre-Dame de l'Épine, a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998.
Mutigny is the highest winegrowing village in the Champagne region. Its name may derive from the Latin Mont Ignis, meaning Mountain of Fire, and referring to the fires and smoke used by our ancestors to communicate from one mountain to the next, particularly to warn of invasions. The village has named its Champagne Mondefeu.
Visitor attractions: Sentier du Vigneron, a 2.2km circular vineyard trail.
For more information: 1 place Garritan, Mutigny – sentierduvigneron.fr – +33 3 26 52 39 08.