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Perched above a sea of emerald vines and ablaze with forsythia and tulips in springHautvillers is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France. The village is one of Champagne’s prettiest, with ubiquitous medieval-style wrought-iron signs providing pictorial clues to the activities taking place on the other side of the wall. The Abbey of St. Peter which existed here until the French Revolution was the home of the famous Dom Pierre Pérignon (1638–1715), a Benedictine monk whose work in wine-making helped to develop champagne.

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