Champagne-Ardennes

Located in the northeast of France, this region is in its name that makes its world famous champagne. If this particular wine, known for the lightness of its bubbles and its festive tone, owes its development to a technical Hautvilliers monk, Dom Perignon. Many prestigious wineries and their vineyards are visiting, browsing this agricultural area full of history: in Reims stands the majestic Gothic cathedral Notre Dame, which were sacred kings of France, a World Heritage Site. A stop in Epernay s' needed to visit the cellars, and tens of kilometers of underground throughout the region. Charleville-Mezieres is the birthplace of Rimbaud while General de Gaulle is buried in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises. Troyes, with its old houses, was home to a thriving textile industry, including factory stores, where we find bargains, attract visitors. Finally, the Second Battle of the Marne in 1918 saw the defeat of the Germans leading the armistice. To the north, the Ardennes extend to Belgium, vast hilly territory, not exceeding 700m altitude, covered with forests and hiking trails.




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