The “Avenue de Champagne” in Epernay extends for nearly one kilometre, lined on both sides by magnificent private dwellings constructed over many centuries by the Champagne Houses.
The soaring popularity of champagne brought in a business boom that fostered a taste for architecture on a monumental scale and the avenue became home to grandiose properties.
The Avenue is also said to have been called the Faubourg de la Folie (“crazy suburb”) — a name that still conjures up the grandeur of the buildings that line it on both sides.
Famous residents of the avenue include such great names in Champagne as Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, Pol Roger, Mercier ,G.H. Martel amongst others.
The Avenue de Champagne is now a (UNESCO) World Heritage site
(Ref – Maisons-Champagne)