Epernay can easily be reached via the main motorways. By train, you can use the Paris-Strasbourg line as well as various other trains (both high-speed and traditional) that pass through. Within the city and its surroundings, driving is practical, but if not, there is also the local 'Mouvé' bus network.
Aside from champagne itself, most local specialties are derived from the drink such as champagne ratafia, champagne pomace brandy, champagne sorbet, champagne chocolates or champagne Zabaione, along with the delicacies that accompany them, like rose biscuits and biscotti. As for food, there is champagne stew with cabbage, salted ham and lard, which is served with bread that’s been soaked in vegetable bouillon.
Various events are organized in Epernay throughout the year. The Méli’Môme is a festival for kids and the Strings Competition (Concours des cordes) is for classical music. On January 22nd, Saint Vincent, the patron saint of winemakers, is celebrated with a parade in which people show off their regional attire. The Nuits de l’Aventure de Champagne (Nights of the Champagne adventures) last from late June to mid-August with various spectacles organized by the champagne houses. Also, the Habits de Lumière (Light clothes) Festival is organized by the city to celebrate its gastronomic patrimony.
The inhabitants of the Epernay are referred to in French as Sparnaciens, as the city was once called Sparnacus.
http://www.epernay.fr/ (official city site) http://www.ot-epernay.com// (Tourist site)