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Ay, Marne

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Country  France
Department  Marne
Population (2009)  4,116
Local time  Friday 6:54 PM
Region  Grand Est
Canton  Ay
Area  10.43 km²
Arrondissement  Épernay
Ay, Marne
Intercommunality  Grande Vallée de la Marne
Weather  12°C, Wind SE at 13 km/h, 75% Humidity

Ay (alternative spelling: Aÿ) is a former commune in the Marne department in northeastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Aÿ-Champagne.


Map of 51160 Ay, France


Ay is most famous as a centre of the production of Champagne. Ay's vineyards are located in the Vallée de la Marne subregion of Champagne, and are classified as Grand Cru (100%) in the Champagne vineyard classification. Many prestigious Champagne houses own vineyards in the immediate vicinity, and several producers are located in Ay, including Ayala and Bollinger.

International relations

Ay is twinned with:

  • Besigheim, Germany
  • Newton Abbot, England
  • Quaregnon, Belgium
  • Sinalunga, Italy - since 2004
  • Personalities

    Ay was the birthplace of:

  • Lucien Berland (1888–1962), entomologist and arachnologist
  • René Lalique (1860–1945), glass designer
  • Stephen Rochefontaine (1755–1814), military engineer
  • Albert Lemaître, sporting motorist in 1890s and 1900s
  • References

    Ay, Marne Wikipedia