Ay, Marne

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Ay - Les fêtes Henri IV 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Ay
Coat of arms
Ay is located in France
Coordinates: 49°03′22″N 4°00′14″E / 49.0561°N 4.004°E / 49.0561; 4.004Coordinates: 49°03′22″N 4°00′14″E / 49.0561°N 4.004°E / 49.0561; 4.004
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Marne
Arrondissement Épernay
Canton Épernay-1
Intercommunality CC Grande Vallée Marne
 • Mayor (-) -
Area1 10.43 km2 (4.03 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 3,978
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 51030 /51160

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.[1]


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.

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 9 November 2015 (in French)