Known as the discoverer of the procedure to make sparkling wine, Dom Pérignon has now become in one of the most famous brands in the world. But, where is its history coming from?
WHAT TO SEE?
The Hautvillers village is located in the north East part of France, in the Champagne famous region. However, what has this village in special? Well, you may know the Dom Pérignon champagne brand, right? Its story starts here!
Don Pérignon was a monk born in 1638 in the region of Santo-Menehould, who lived in Hautvillers. It is said that he was blind, and that when he tried a grape, he knew from which vineyard it came from. He is also famous for his contribution and elaboration of wine. However, nowadays Dom Pérignon is known not just for this, but for being one of the most famous champagne brands.
In the village, you will be able to find the church where the grave of Dom Pérignon is located.
While walking on the main streets, don’t forget to glance at the funny signs above your head on most of the doors: they represent the occupations of the people who used to live there.
HOW TO EXPERIENCE?
Of course you have to step in the church and take at least 10 minutes to visit. You should consider approximately least half an hour to visit the villague, and then of course you want to extend your visit by sipping a glass of champagne somewhere.