AN AMAZING CULTURAL AND GASTRONOMIC HERITAGE TO BE EXPLORED
If the Champagne region is especially renowned for the famous sparkling wine that bears its name, it is also a region that benefits from a refined gastronomy and a rich historical heritage
Troyes, the medieval city with ten listed churches, is a must for anyone wishing to admire some remarkable period stained glass windows. Sedan’s immense castle fort, the sumptuous Place Ducale in Charleville-Mézières, Reim’s Gothic cathedral, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Thorn (Notre-Dame de l’Épine), the half-timbered houses and religious buildings of Châlons-en-Champagne, the fortified town of Langres or the Château du Grand Jardin in Joinville are some of the flagship destinations to admire during your stay in the region.
Founded in 1211, notre-Dame Cathedral is a gem of French Gothic architecture whose magnificent ‘Smiling Angel’ statue has become the symbol of the town. The cathedral is one of the town’s 3 historical World Heritage sites (UNESCO) along with the ancient abbey of St Remi (including the St Remi Basilica) and the palais de Tau.
DISCOVER A REFINEMENT OF DELECTABLE GOURMET SPECIALITIES
Finesse and elegance is key to the cuisine of Champagne and many of the local dishes can be paired with a champagne, giving a unique match. Refinement is also reflected in many of the ingredients, although the rural aspect of the region also offers more hearty produce from the ‘terroir’.
EPERNAY, CAPITAL OF CHAMPAGNE
Epernay is located in the heart of the vineyards and is known throughout the world as the “Capital of Champagne”. The town of Epernay lives and breathes champagne and its most famous street, the “Avenue de Champagne”, is listed as UNESCO world heritage site.