In 2008, Pierre Cheval, who dedicated his global professional career to Champagne, decided to create an association named « Paysages de Champagne » (Landscapes of Champagne), with a very particular idea in mind: make the Champagne Region listed at the UNESCO World Heritage.
His determination, the one of his team and all actors involved ends up paying off.
On July 4th, 2015, in Bonn (Germany), unanimously of its 21 members, The World Heritage committee decided to inscribe the Hillsides, Houses and Champagne Cellars on the World Heritage List, in the category of living evolving cultural landscapes. With this inscription, it is the Outstanding Universal Value of Champagne wine-growing cultural that gave birth to Champagne wine that is nowadays recognized.
Widely, it recognizes also the global work of elaboration and diffusion of Champagne wine, such as transmitted and preserved by the 320 communes from the Champagne appellation split over the 5 French departments of Marne, Aube, Aisne, Haute-Marne and Seine-et-Marne.
this intense emotional moment