Champagne-Ardenne Regional Brochure

Champagne ArdenneChampagne-Ardenne Short-break Suggestions

A short break to Champagne-Ardenne is closer than you think at less than 3 hours by car from Calais or a 45 minute train ride from Paris.  Browse through the new regional brochure highlighting UNESCO sites, national parks, historic cities of art & culture and  be inspired to visit this year!

The perfect destination for a getaway with the family sampling the great outdoors, there are historic towns of art & culture, festivals and events, dramatic forests and river valleys from the Ardennes to the rolling hills and plains of the Aube, quiet country villages to explore and welcoming winegrowers with a passion for their craft.  Visitors will sure of a warm welcome to surprise and delight, not to mention the delicious regional specialties and excellent value wines & champagne.

Here are a few suggestions and see for more:

 Napoleonic Break

This year is the 200th anniversary* of Napoleon’s French Campaign, commemorated with a programme of special events & festivals throughout 2014.  Enjoy a 2-night break combining Napoleon and champagne at the hotel-restaurant Le Tadorne, a 17th century timbered house at Piney, near historic Troyes. The break includes: admission to the Napoleonic museum in Brienne-le-Château; a champagne cellar tour & tasting; two dinners (gourmet dining and regional produce – excluding drinks); one champagne aperitif and a free bottle of champagne per couple. Prices from €158 per person.

*The full programme of events in 2014 is available from local tourist offices and can be downloaded at:

 A Wine Discovery Break with Master Sommelier

Meet French Master Sommelier, Eric Arnaud at his winebar in the heart of historic Charleville-Mezières where he will guide you through the world of wine!  A specialist wine tasting of 3 carefully selected wines is accompanied by regional charcuterie.   B&B accommodation is at the modern 3* Kyriad hotel just 5 minutes walk from beautiful Place Ducale, so well placed for exploring this little known gem and gateway to the French Ardennes.  From €60 per person (1 night).

Book at tel: 00 33 3 24 55 69 90

Explore the Waterways of Chalons-en-Champagne

A little known gem, the charming town of Châlons is easily explored on foot, by bike or take a boat along the canal and enjoy half-timbered houses, cosy little restaurants and fine gardens.  A break with dinner, bed & breakfast is from 105 per person.   See

 A Romantic Riverside Stay on the Champagne Route

Hostellerie la Chaumière is a welcoming 12 room hotel-restaurant on the Champagne Route.  This 3* Logis has a fine reputation for its excellent cooking with dining room views of the river and adjacent woodlands.  Visit in July and you can enjoy the annual Champagne Festival in local villages on the Champagne Route.  A 10€ champagne flute is your entry to taste at particpating wineries, with gourmet lunches and exhibitions on offer too

From £109 per person per night:

  • Buffet breakfast
  • 1 regional aperitif on arrival
  • 1 gourmet dinner with champagne
  • 1 visit to a champagne cellar and tasting
  • 1 tourist folder with tips and advice for exploring the region

Book at Tel (00 33)  3 25 27 91 02

 Family Break Exploring Renoir country & the Aube Vineyards

Explore the Cote des Bars vineyards and the village of Essoyes where Renoir created many of his most famous paintings.   Follow in the footsteps of the great Impressionist at The Renoir Cultural Centre, his studio, and walking trails marking the river scenes he painted.  The 3* Les Canotiers Hotel & restaurant offers hillside views of the village with a 3 night break on half-board basis from €180 per adults, €148 per child sharing adjoining twin room.  Available all year (excluding July & August):

  • 1 regional and 1 gourmet menus
  • 1 champagne cellar visit & tasting
  • Entrance to the Renoir Cultural Centre
  • Treasure hunt for children
  • Use of outdoor swimming pool
  • 3rd night free (excluding drinks)

See and book at

Issued in April 2014 on behalf of Champagne-Ardenne Regional Tourist Board by of Doug Goodman Travel PR.  Tel: 0208 614 1448

Posted from Châlons-en-Champagne, Champagne-Ardenne, France.

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