The 10 must-sees in Hautvillers
|1||The Saint Pierre abbey and the Saint Sindulphe church
Founded around 650 by St Nivard, the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Pierre d’Hautvillers welcomed a young Benedictine monk, Dom Pierre Pérignon, aged 29, in 1668.
The abbey church of Saint-Sindulphe, located next to the abbey of Saint Pierre, houses the tomb of the famous monk Dom Pierre Pérignon as well as the relics of Saint Helena.
The church is open and freely accessible every day:
Masses take place every 3rd Sunday of odd months, except in July.
|2||The statue of Dom Pérignon
The statue made by the Châlons sculptor Juan Carlos Carrillo, and inaugurated in June 2022, can be seen in the Pierre Cheval park in Hautvillers. It is made of bronze, measures almost 3 meters in height and weighs 700kg. The statue features a giant bottle that can hold the contents of 360 bottles of Champagne on its own.
|3||Wrought iron signs
140 wrought iron signs adorn the fronts of the houses of Hautvillers.
A few alleys are present in the village, you can take them while strolling:
|5||Typical Champagne architecture
Discover typical Champagne houses: red brick around the windows and the door, a dog sitting, a bull’s eye, mullioned windows and a porte-cochere with a basket handle.
|The points of view
Hautvillers means “High village”, this is the opportunity to take a look at this panoramic view offered by its location:
Many winegrowers in the village welcome you for a tasting and/or a visit to the cellar (reservation preferable).
Au 36 : Champagne tasting with a weekly selection of Champagne from Hautvillers and the surrounding area.
Le Café d’Hautvillers : traditional brasserie, board to share.
Circuit pédestre du Piédestal de Dom Pérignon -3km/50 min
|10||Guided tour by the tourist office
Duration : 1h15
Possibility to book a tasting at a winegrower in Hautvillers after the tour.
Private tour from 1 to 5 persons : 50€
Individual rate from 6 persons : 9€
Group from 15 to 25 persons during the week : 130€
Group from 15 to 25 persons during week-end and vacant days : 165€
|Free parking, bus parking at the Jard Kiedrich|
|Free toilets at the entrance of the church|
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