Champagne & Ardennes Holiday Cottages
This region of France is renowned for its production of Champagne, still wines from Coiffy, Monsaugeon, Bouzy and Cumieres, as well as an impressive variety of local specialties including ham dried from the Ardennes, truffles from the Haute-Marne, white pudding from Rethel and cooked port meat from Troyes. The capital city of Champagne is Epernay which is situated in the heart of the vineyards. This town is a fabulous base for exploring the whole of the Marne Valley. Troyes is a town famous for its artistic and historic heritage and is close to Burgundy. A town also not be be missed is Reims one of the most important French towns for its artistic and historic heritage. There are over 400 kilometres of paths called “greenways” in the growing network of cycle paths through Champagne-Ardenne. The area also offers an exceptionally rich haven for many protected species of fauna and flora.
Visit Champagne Houses and visit the miles of galleries dug in the chalk where millions of bottles are stored
Enjoy the Place Ducale in Charleville-Mézières
Visit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame
Visit the Palais du Tau in Reims is classed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO
In Troyes there is a museum and admire its 16th Century half-timbered houses
Visit the Abbey and the Basilica Saint-Remi which have both been classed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
Whilst in Reims also visit the Fine Arts Museum, Museum Hôtel Le Vergeur, the Former Jesuite College and the Planetarium, the Fort de la Pompelle, the Surrender Room, the Museum Automobile Reims Champagne, the Chapelle Foujita, the Basilica and the Museum Saint-Remi, the Cryptoportique, the Porte Mars, the Place Royale … there is just so much to do just a short walk from your apartment.
Epernay is the capital of Champagne, situated in the heart of the vineyards. This town is a fabulous base for exploring the whole of the Marne Valley. Stroll from your apartment into Champagne Houses and visit the many miles of galleries dug in the chalk where millions of bottles are stored.
Reims, one of the most important French towns for its artistic and historic heritage. It is famous for its Cathedral where many French kings celebrated their coronation with, of course, champagne! The Gothic cathedral is remarkable for the beauty of its architecture and the richness of its sculptures of which the most famous is the Smiling Angel. The town is also the birthplace of such famous Frenchmen as Colbert and Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle. The baptism of Clovis around 496 was the start of a long series of coronations that culminated in the coronation of Charles X . The Palais du Tau, next to the cathedral, was once the bishop’s palace and is now a museum that houses amongst other treasures the remnants of this last coronation. The cathedral, the Palais du Tau, the Abbey and the Basilica Saint-Remi have been classed World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
Troyes is a town famous for its artistic and historic heritage, is close to Burgundy. It is famous today for its textile industry with many factory shops where you can hunt for bargains. You shouldn’t miss strolling out of your apartment into the historic centre which is said to have the shape of a champagne cork. The lovely streets are lined with beautifully restored 16th Century half-timbered houses . Don’t also miss over five historic churches which have exceptional stained glass windows embellished with exceptional stained glass windows. Your stroll will lead you as far as the cathedral of Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul and the Museum of Modern Art where you can admire the collection of P. and D. Levy, R. de la Fresnaye and A. Derain, whilst not forgetting Seurat and Balthus. The Maison de l’Outil in the Hôtel de Mauroy shouldn’t be missed as well as the Pharmacy Museum of the Hôtel-Dieu le Comte, the Museum des B .
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