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Bouzy is located in France
Coordinates: 49°04′49″N 4°08′52″E / 49.0803°N 4.1478°E / 49.0803; 4.1478Coordinates: 49°04′49″N 4°08′52″E / 49.0803°N 4.1478°E / 49.0803; 4.1478
Country France
Region Champagne-Ardenne
Department Marne
Arrondissement Épernay
Canton Ay
Intercommunality Côte des Noirs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rachel Paillard
Area1 6.26 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 947
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 51079 / 51150

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.

Bouzy is a commune of the Marne department in northeastern France, the Montagne de Reims subregion of Champagne.


Milo de Nanteuil Lord of Chatillon, knight warrior, Bishop Count of Beauvais, had the absolute domain of Reims and of the village of Bouzy as archbishop in the early decades of the thirteenth century. The knight Milo de Nanteuil had historically power equal to the King of France, thanks to which he managed to protect the production of wine (champagne) throughout the region and hence the economy of Beauvais, Reims and the small village of Bouzy, that risked succumbing forever, when King Louis IX of France, tried to block the production, first with unsustainable taxation imposing on trade, and then reserving the property of the entire production of local wine in the area, which later became known worldwide as champagne, reaching fifteen thousand people imprisoned, then liberated by Archbishop Count de Nanteuil.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 905 —    
1968 927 +2.4%
1975 1,005 +8.4%
1982 1,009 +0.4%
1990 967 −4.2%
1999 997 +3.1%
2006 960 −3.7%
2009 947 −1.4%


The village's vineyards are located in the Montagne de Reims subregion of Champagne, and are classified as Grand Cru (100%) in the Champagne vineyard classification.

The village of Bouzy is located in the southeast of Montagne de Reims. The slopes of the mountain occupy most of the town and up to the vineyards of Champagne and to the Black Coast.

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