The emblematic Lighthouse of Verzenay, in Champagne
Located in the middle of the vineyards, 20 km from the Au Tambour hotel, go to the amazing meeting of the Lighthouse of Verzenay.
But why isn't this lighthouse erected near the coast?
Built in the 20th century, the Verzenay lighthouse was not intended to help ships locate the position of dangerous areas near the coast.
No! the lighthouse had a completely different vocation, much more original: the publicity of the champagne brand of Joseph Goulet!
Indeed, visible from afar, the lighthouse intrigued and aroused a craze, until it became a place not to be missed in this region! When night falls, the lantern of the lighthouse glittering on the hills of Verzenay can be seen as far as Reims.
What can you discover at the Verzenay lighthouse ?
This unusual monument, shelters today the museum of the Champagne vine, where a ludic and educational course awaits you there.
If you wish to have all the historical details of this unusual place and its region, a commented visit on the history of Champagne region is also possible.
For the most adventurous among us, it is possible to climb the 101 steps of the lighthouse. At the top, 25 meters high, you will discover a splendid panorama on the surrounding vineyards.
But that's not all! Very creative, Joseph Goulet had the improbable idea to bring to this building a marine freshness, by building around it a garden reminding the sea and the coastline.
The advantage of the lighthouse:
At the end of this enchanting visit, you will be able to taste the champagnes of the winemakers of the Montagne de Reims.
Did you love this exceptional sparkling wine?
Perfect! Indulge yourself by taking the opportunity to bring some home with you, thanks to the store on site.
What will make you fall in love:
From July 3 to August 29, 2021, the Lighthouse welcomes you with family and friends around a rich program of entertainment.
For more information on the list of activities this summer, click here! (Available only in French).
And if you want to know even more about the fascinating world of the vineyard:
So, are you ready to come and stay at our hotel for your wine escapade?