Built in the late 18th century, this elegant property houses the largest private collection of French Art Nouveau in Europe. It brings together a number of exceptional pieces by some of the greatest figures in the artistic movement.
Located next to Château Perrier, with its vast greenhouses and gardens, La Maison Belle Époque welcomes you to a world where nature inspires art and art transforms nature.
The origins of a style
In 1850, Eugène Gallice, the brother-in-law and business partner of the founders' son Charles Perrier, purchased an elegant home for his family. Next door, Charles had the Château Perrier built, alongside huge greenhouses in the gardens to pursue his passion for botany. It was here that the foundations of a floral and complex style were laid, which now instantly distinguishes the Maison's champagnes.
An art nouveau bottle
As a close friend of many artists, including several prominent avant-garde figures, it was only natural that Octave asked Emile Gallé, one of the pioneers of the Art Nouveau movement, to create a design for the Perrier-Jouët champagne bottles. Four magnums enamelled with a delicate arabesque pattern of white Japanese anemones were created in 1902, inspiring an exceptional wine that would later become internationally renowned as the Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque. An iconic design was brought to life.
From know-how to savoir-vivre
When Michel Budin, a relative of the Gallice family and a great lover of Art Nouveau, took over the reins of the company in the 1980s, he had the idea of transforming the family home into a pantheon of Perrier-Jouët know-how and savoir-vivre, a place that would bring together the wonders of art and nature. The Maison Belle Époque was born.
A unique collection
The property now houses the largest private collection of French Art Nouveau in Europe, with exceptional pieces by some of the greatest figures in the artistic movement. Having been home to several generations of the founding family, it now welcomes guests of the Maison Perrier-Jouët. In each space, art and nature blend harmoniously, reflecting the dual passion of the founders: the inspiration of the Art Nouveau movement and Perrier-Jouët's distinctive vision for champagne.
The Maison Belle Époque invites you to experience a special art of living within an exclusive setting, which presents the most important collection of French Art Nouveau in Europe.