Epernay is the capital of the Champagne region and has some great scenary. We opted to stay on the only campsite in the area which also sold champagne on site at the small bar. The camping was quite private with individual pitches surrounded by small hedges and quite reasonably price.
We tried to visit 2 of the big champagne houses but were not successful but managed to find a smaller one which was 15 minutes out from Epernay at Avizes.
Sanger is attached to the school of champagne and is sponsored by the local community meaning that after college students can go and learn how to make champagne and end up with a degree at the end of it.
Eventually arriving at Sanger we were greeted by a very excited Sedric who was in fairness absolutely amazing and passionate about everything champagne. What we thought would turn into a large tour was in fact a private tour for 2 which was free of charge with tasting at the end. In the Sanger house grapes aren't mixed together but married to make champagne. I would for sure recommend a tour here over any of the larger chanpagne houses as it is more intimate and the passion is evident though Sedric.
Next stop the museum of Champagne 5 minutes up the road. Very random as there was no English guide and it was all in French but managed to get the rough idea about what was occurring. The tour started well but then ended up just being a museum with some random stuff in it. The model that the owners friend had made from the tops of the champagne bottles was quite amusing.
8 euros to go in and then a tasting of 3 different champagnes, good for anyone that is travelling with a driver as they end up with 6 glasses and chances are they end up slightly tipsy when they leave.