Essoyes and its surrounding

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Essoyes … celebrities in the land of Champagne

On the borders between Champagne and Burgundy, in the centre of the “Côte des Bar”, watered by the river Ource, Essoyes welcomes you, as the seasons go by! Essoyes is a typical village of Champagne, which hosted the famous painter Renoir, one of the great masters of Impressionism, and his family over thirty summers.

The family Hériot, born in Essoyes, inherited the castle of the village. On the banks of the river Ource, visitors will be charmed by old timber frame houses.

In the valleys of Arce and Ource, you will discover authentic wine-growing villages with many treasures, washhouses, churches, alleys and viewpoints over the vineyards.

Enjoy the magnificent panoramas and landscapes through many hiking trails crossing the great surroundings of Champagne.


The events in and around Essoyes



Home of the Master for nearly 20 years, this house was not only a place of artistic creation, but also a place, where family and friends used to spend joyful holidays.

For these reasons, this house should be an integral part of the tour of the arts centre “Du Côté des Renoir”.

Thanks to your donations, we will be able to open this special place full of emotion and you will dive into the soft, warm and artistic world of Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Help us to restore the painter's house, as it was in the last century.

LThe donations are entitled to tax cuts.

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Bienvenue à ceux qui regardent, jouent, jardinent, dessinent ! La famille Renoir vous attend pour vous faire découvrir la palette de ses créations

Around Essoyes … the surroundings

AAround Essoyes, you will discover other charming villages!  Fantastic views, wonderful vineyards, wine cellars to visit and taste Champagne, pleasant picnic areas, amazing washhouses, historic monuments and hiking trails ...

For all these reasons you cannot leave us without visiting our beautiful region !.

Villages to discover  :

Tourist office of Essoyes and its surroundings
place de la Mairie
Espace des Renoir
10360 Essoyes

Opening hours :

  • June to September: daily from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. - Literature available up to 6 p.m.
  • October to May: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Phone number : +33(0)

Phone number : +33(0)



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