As well as the must-visit sites we’ve compiled for you under Local Attractions, the Champagne region has a packed programme of regular or special events that you won’t want to miss during your stay. In addition to this short selection, we regularly announce upcoming events via our social media pages: make sure you check us out online!
The grape harvest offers very special opportunities, both to watch and to experience: try your hand at picking grapes, enjoy a sociable lunch with the grape pickers, visit the press house and round off your day with a wine tasting!
Habits de Lumière festival : 3 days of festivities, at the heart of Avenue de Champagne in Épernay. The programme includes street entertainment, champagne bars, musical performances, fireworks and gourmet cuisine.
The St Vincent's Day festival features an impressive procession with traditional costumes, organised by the winegrowers to give thanks to their patron saint.
La Champenoise is an 18-km race through the vineyards: you can run at your own pace with champagne tasting stops along the way or opt for the timed race with rankings.
The Fêtes Johanniques, or Festival of Joan of Arc, is a popular 2-day festival commemorating the coronation of Charles VII and the triumphant procession to Reims cathedral, led by Joan of Arc on 17 July 1429.
Every summer, the Flâneries musicales festival welcomes a symphony orchestra to Reims, culminating with a magnificent picnic concert and firework display in the Parc de Champagne.
The next FIFA Women’s World Cup is scheduled to take place on 7 June - 7 July 2019 in Reims and 8 other French cities.
On 9 July 2019, Reims will be the starting point for one of the stages of the 106th edition of the legendary Tour de France.
The Fêtes Henri IV à Aÿ takes place in Aÿ, a festival featuring music, entertainment, a grand parade, arts & crafts and gastronomy!