Sézanne - the western gateway to the Champagne region
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When arriving from Paris, Sézanne forms the western gateway to the Champagne region, Marne and entire Grand Est region of France. It is one of only a handful of districts in the region to hold Petites Cités de Caractère status (Small Towns of Character), which places the emphasis on safeguarding heritage and using this as a means of generating regional development. Sézanne also offers a magnificent view of the vineyards...

Sézanne is a small town dating back to medieval times, set amidst vineyards and orchards. Its shady avenues are perfect for a stroll; visitors can explore its bourgeois houses with brick facings, timber frames and sloping roofs and meet local shopkeepers, many of whom have been running family businesses for generations. Its narrow streets, market hall, Église Saint-Denis, sundial, ruined towers and ramparts – to name but a few of its historic buildings – all contribute to the town's charm.


The Sézannais vineyard, one of the lesser known Champagne AOC vineyards, extends from the town's gates to the south-west edge of the department. Although little known, the vineyard is well worth exploring. As an extension of the geological fault on which the famous Côte des Blancs lies, this vineyard is known among Champagne lovers for the quality of its Chardonnay grape variety. The south-facing aspect and chalky soil give the grapes a sunny, creamy character with subtle citrus aromas.


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Sézanne and Region Tourist Office

Place de la République - 51120 Sézanne Tel.: +33 3 26 80 54 13



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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