CHAMPAGNE REGION CREATED A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
On Saturday 4th July the champagne region became a UNESCO world heritage site.
( Inscription au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO )
There were great celebrations in Hautvillers, as the acknowledged birth place of champagne, on Sunday 5th July, with marching bands and street parties, as the town is recognised as being the spiritual centre of Champagne .
Patrick Lopez was secretly hoping, when we visited in May, that this was going to come to fruition, but was obviously playing the whole thing down just in case it didn’t happen, hence it was not much discussed at that time !
I am sending an email of congratulation on behalf of the committee and members of the BTA to Patrick Lopez, with request that this be passed on to the Hautvillers twinners.
There is a wealth of coverage on the internet – try
france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr and type in Hautvillers
Best to all