Do you know the Habits de Lumière festival in Épernay? Each year, the capital city of famous Champagne houses, lights up for a long-awaited new edition of Habits de Lumière. Champagne houses in epernay open their doors and let people admire video-mappings, animations and illuminations on the Avenue de Champagne, Champagne bars, gourmet workshops… Each year, many other festive events are added to the weekend program. Épernay is a city with a unique heritage and whose Avenue de Champagne enjoys worldwide renown.
What is the Habits de Lumière Festival in Épernay?
Les Habits de Lumière is a cultural and festive project organized by the Committee of the Avenue de Champagne. A major event to mark the transition to the year 2000, the town of Épernay organized the first edition of the Habits de Lumière with the aim of offering magical and free events to put the town in the spotlight.
Each year, a theme is in the spotlight:
- Swinging Sixties
- Fantastic machines
- The World of Jules Vernes
Since then, more than 50,000 people have benefited each year from activities structured around 3 highlights: the festivities on the avenue de Champagne, the Habits de Saveurs and the car parade. A pastry competition for children, food and wine pairing workshops are even organized during the event.
When will the 2022 Habits de Lumière festival take place?
The Habits de Lumière will be held on December 9, 10 and 11, 2022. Long-awaited, this 22nd edition of the Habits de Lumière promises to be joyful and bright for 3 days of celebration in the capital of Champagne!
What’s on the program?
The first two days of the event are generally dedicated to video-mapping on the Avenue de Champagne.
Saturday: Habit de Saveurs
Saturday is dedicated to Habits de Saveurs, a culinary interlude that highlights the gastronomic heritage of Champagne and will allow you to discover dishes created by starred chefs from the most prestigious establishments in the region. They will then be offered for free tasting in accordance with their champagne. You will also be able to observe the culinary techniques of the great chefs and learn more about the particularities of the selected champagnes.
Sunday: vintage cars parade
On Sunday, the early risers will find a parade of vintage cars. The vehicles are on display, it is the perfect opportunity to meet enthusiasts before they take part in the big parade which takes place a little later in the day. Car enthusiast or not, the parade is worth a look!
You will be able to find the detailed calendar as well as the schedules as soon as it has been announced by the organizers.
This is an opportunity to discover the cuvées of small producers or big brands that have made the reputation of the Champagne vineyards, but also the sweets and delicious cheeses of the region.
Book guided Wine Tours and Champagne tasting in Épernay and its surroundings!
Which vineyards to discover during the Habits de Lumière?
Discover our recommendations of estates to visit, recognized for the quality of their wines and their welcome.
How to come to the clothes of light?
Access by train (SNCF):
The train station is a 2-minute walk from the festivities (address: place de la Gare in Epernay).
More information at: https://www.ter.sncf.com/grand-est
Access by car:
► Car parks and parking:
Car parks in the city center (paying)
Users benefit from one hour of free parking in all closed car parks in Épernay:
Downtown car park (underground)
Entrances boulevard du Cubry and place Hugues-Plomb
Paid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Open to the public 7 days a week (vehicle access from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., free exit 24 hours a day)
The Rempart Perrier car park (overhead) Léon-Bourgeois roundabout entrances Paying from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Sundays and public holidays
The Charles-de-Gaulle car park (overhead) Entrances to the République roundabout and rue des Archers
Paying from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. except Sundays and public holidays
Please note: The car parade on December 12 will lead to the following restrictions on the Charles-de-Gaulle car park:
– Traffic and parking will be prohibited on the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle (on the entire Bas-Jard) from Saturday December 11, 2021 at 11 p.m. to Sunday December 12 at 3 p.m., this area being reserved for vintage cars.
– Traffic and parking will be prohibited on the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle (on the Jard pocket) from Saturday December 11, 2021 at 11 p.m. to Sunday December 12 at 3 p.m., this area being reserved for vintage cars
Parking near the city center (free): The Raoul-Chandon square car park, located 5 minutes from the city center.
Traffic and parking restrictions will be put in place on avenue de Champagne and in the adjacent streets.
► Epernay campsite:
Address: alley of Cumières 51200 Epernay Information and reservations: [email protected]
► Reception area for RVs:
– Avenue Paul-Bert in Epernay Open all year round 7 days a week, 24 hours a day / Paid parking 6 pitches
– Way of freedom (alley from Cumières to Epernay) Open all year
► Parking for RVs:
Boulevard de la Motte: 3 locations
Rue de Sézanne: 3 spaces