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Le Phare de Vezernay

1 rue du Phare, 51360 Verzenay, France
+33 3 26 07 87 87
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Tourist Trap

This site did not meet the hype in the guide books. I wish we had moved on and skipped this stop on... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2016
West Chester, PA
Must do

If you want to learn more on the process of making Champagne, this is a good start. It will not... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2016
Lanaken, Belgium
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Dive into the heart of the vineyard, the lighthouse welcome you through an educational center dedicated to the vine in Champagne. Thanks to a journey of discovery with an audio guide in French, English, German, Spain and Dutch, and the latest audiovisual and scenographic techniques, discover all the essential factors needed to create the most famous wine. From the top of the highly unusual tour, discover the landscape of Champagne. Champagne Tasting on the spot.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good52%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“museum tour” (2 reviews)
“walk around” (2 reviews)
1 rue du Phare, 51360 Verzenay, France
+33 3 26 07 87 87
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Reviewed May 22, 2016

This site did not meet the hype in the guide books. I wish we had moved on and skipped this stop on the Route de Champagne. We paid for the tower tour and climbed the steps. Forget about it in July..it was extremely hot and...More

Thank WC-Travelers-75
Reviewed February 10, 2016

If you want to learn more on the process of making Champagne, this is a good start. It will not only give you an understanding of how this is done today, but also how manually intensive this was in the past. You can climb the...More

Thank ca_lovers
Reviewed September 23, 2015

If you find yourself in Reims with only a day to look round then you must make an effort to visit the Phare at Verzenay. Verzenay is one of the top villages in champagne and the Phare a legendary view point. It houses an interesting...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed September 13, 2015

there is a nice rest room and you can walk around and enjoy the view for free. The gift shop had a nice selection of champagne and ratafia that were reasonably priced. We saw some people taking picnic supplies up to the lookout. I wish...More

1  Thank cwgreene
Reviewed September 3, 2015

If you have no experience of the history of champagne making this is a must. You will find it very informative, by using the latest audiovisual and scenographic techniquies, you will disciver all the essential facors needed to create the most famous wine of them...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed August 20, 2015

A very nice afternoon visit , where there is a good museum which looks at the champagne industry in the area, then you can go up to the top of the light house, and finally the tasting!! For 18 euros you can taste 4 different...More

Thank Dorothy s
Reviewed July 30, 2015

The lighthouse was built by a Champagne maker in 1909 to promote his champagne and it has more recently been turned in to museum showing in pictures, video on audio the different stages of how Champagne is made over a 12 month period. There are...More

Thank Nordic_chick
Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was really nice to visit this place since the route from Reims and Epernay has wonderful vineyards landscapes. However, it's not doable if you don't own a car, and it's a small visit (everything, including a tasting, will take around 1h30-2h at the most)....More

Thank tichyeia
Reviewed June 15, 2015

if you drive through the region do stop at this place. It has a nice museum and the view from the tower is really nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You can buy local champagnes and there are regular tasting sessions. We found...More

Thank Mkiverijn
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Everyone told us to come here, and our expectations were high. It has an excellent location on a high outcropping, so when we climbed the stairs, we expected spectacular views. Our first disappointment, which was clearly shared by others, is that you could not go...More

1  Thank Anthony-Susan
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