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“Final resting place of Dom Pérignon”

Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers
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Private, Full-Day Champagne Tour from Reims
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Private Day Trip to Champagne from Paris
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Hautvillers
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Paris, France
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“Final resting place of Dom Pérignon”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

The ancient Benedictine abbaye, founded in 650, is now a private property, owned by the champagne house Moët and Chandon, but you can still visit the very pleasant church. Go and pay your respects to the “father” of champagne, the monk Dom Pérignon (1639 - 1715), in his final resting place in the village known as the cradle of champagne.

There are very clean toilet facilities in the garden.

Hautvillers is really a lovely village so take the time to explore it, have lunch, drink some champagne (what else?!), take in the beautiful views and see how many quaintly painted hanging sign posts you can spot (there are well over a 100) that indicate what an inhabitant's profession or hobbies are. The Tourist Office is very helpful here so you can get some brochures and useful advice.

Visited August 2014
Thank MiaGlobetrotter
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“Worth 5 minutes”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

See the tomb of Dom Perignon and then walk across the street for a great tasting at Gobillard. A quick due of respect to r great monk.

Visited July 2014
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