A typical landscape
Mont de Bonneil
Panorama Panoramas exceptionnels

The “Marne Valley” Champagne tourist route is dotted with magnificent views over the vineyards. The Mont de Bonneil panoramic viewpoint, to the south of Château-Thierry, enables visitors to discover the natural beauty of an unspoilt valley. The characteristic composition of the Champagne landscapes is instantly recognisable: forests covering the mountain tops, and vineyards encircling the village of Bonneil like a vine-clad amphitheatre in the foreground. 

This very narrow valley is enhanced by superb views of the horizon. The significant and emblematic vineyard landscapes of the Marne Valley come into view, characterised by wooded slopes, adorned by a sea of vines and villages including Azy-sur-Marne and Chézy-sur-Marne.

Mont Bonneil

These are the first Champagne vineyards encountered by travellers from Paris, and most are planted with Meunier grapes. They form a thick green carpet on the slopes, becoming a mosaic of varying green hues in summer. The River Marne winds its way along the valley floor. The river bends several times on its way to Château-Thierry and its reflections illuminate the landscape. The viewpoint has an orientation table and a picnic table.


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Practical information

By car or bicycle: take the Route touristique du Champagne (Route de la vallée), heading towards Bonneil

On foot: Hiking trail GR 11A

Tourist Office: les Portes de la Champagne - 20 avenue de la République,

02400 CHATEAU THIERRY - Tel.: +33 3 23 83 07 46


Mont Bonneil
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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