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The Champagne House, based in Ludes, was founded in 1868 by Victor Canard and his wife Léonie Duchêne. In 1890, it was taken over by their two sons Edmond and Alfred. The house became the purveyor to the court of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918). The family coat of arms with the Russian double eagle and the insignia of the champagne sabre dates from this time. On the occasion of the company's 100th anniversary, Canard-Duchêne acted as a sponsor at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble. In 1978, the company came under the ownership of Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, which contributed significantly to the brand's success. Later, it was taken over jointly with this house by the LVMH group and finally, in October 2003, Canard-Duchêne was bought by Alain Thiénot.

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