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UNESCO world heritage

On 4 July 2015, in Bonn (Germany) the UNESCO World Heritage Committee took the decision to include the "Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars" on its World Heritage list in the category: "Living evolutionary cultural landscapes".

The Exceptional Universal Value of the Champagne vineyard cultural landscape, the birthplace of Champagne wine, has now been recognised. This includes all the work done to grow the grapes, produce and distribute the Champagne wine which is passed down and preserved in the 320 municipalities of the Champagne AOC area. These are located in the five French departments of Marne, Aube, Aisne, Haute-Marne and Seine-et-Marne.