110 years of the Verzenay Lighthouse

100 ans du phare de verzenay

110 years of the Verzenay Lighthouse

Lighthouse – Museum

From January 6 to April 3, 2020

 

History

Lit at night, the lighthouse sends powerful rays of light on all the surrounding vines. No one can ignore his presence. The name of GOULET, vertically inscribed on the edge of the six sides of the building. And this in a way to be perfectly visible from wherever we arrive.

An elegant restaurant installed in annex buildings, (disappeared today) and a popular “Guinguette” added to face the popular craze aroused by the building which quickly becomes an essential meeting place.

The Great World War of 1914-18 put an end to this success and the lighthouse went out for several decades.
Became property of the House Heidseick and group  Mumm , (such as the famous  Moulin Verzenay  nearby) Lighthouse will be transferred in 1987 to the local authorities are willing to make a Vine Museum whose ambitious project is realized 1994 in 1999, year of opening to the public.

In 1999 – the Lighthouse lost the name of its creator. The name of its creator GOULET, erased during the renovation, probably to satisfy the contractual requirements of the seller having agreed with the purchasing communities that respect for the cultural and tourist nature of this place precluded any marketing of champagne.

Today

Overlooking one of the most prestigious slopes of the Montagne de Reims, the Lighthouse of Verzenay and its Vine Museum invite you to explore the fascinating world of the Champagne vineyard. Thanks to the most modern audiovisual and scenographic techniques, discover all the factors essential to the birth of the most famous of wines. The top of the Lighthouse is accessible. Come and enjoy the exceptional panorama it provides!
Many tasting events and exhibitions throughout the year.

An exhibition awaits you to celebrate this anniversary, representing our regional heritage.

Dates

From January 6 to April 3, 2020

Location

Reims Tourist Office

6 Rockefeller Street

 

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