For the property area and the buffer zone
Each of the three Champagne Slopes, Houses and Cellars flagship sites:
– The wine-growing slopes between Hautvillers and Mareuil-sur-AÃ¿.
– Saint-Nicaise hill in Rheims.
– Avenue de Champagne in Epernay
Comprises a central section and a wider area, known as the buffer zone.
The inherent characteristics of the application (slopes planted with vines, wine villages, industrial areas and underground network) illustrating its Exceptional Universal Value are to be found in the central zone.
This zone benefits from special protection measures put in place in consultation with the regionâ€™s managers. Tools such as AVAP (Architecture and Heritage Showcase Area), sites protected by Franceâ€™s environment law and historic monument status are used to protect and promote this heritage.
The buffer zone guarantees that the landscape around the central zone is preserved.
The buffer zones or vigilance zones form three major clusters around the central zones and help to preserve and showcase the landscape.
Carte d’ensemble des Coteaux, Maisons et Caves de Champagne : pÃ©rimÃ¨tre du Bien aÃ©rien et souterrain et zone tampon (AUDRR)