Champagne

Champagne is a region located east of Paris, in fact between Paris and eastern France.
Its landscapes are a bit like the ones of Brie: large flat cultivated fields and small valleys or elevations, covered with woodland or dense vegetation. There is an important difference with Brie, however: in some areas, the slopes of every hill is covered with vineyards.

Wine is omnipresent in Champagne, as is its rich history. The region had a prosperous economy in the past, holding fairs in a series of towns like Meaux, Troyes, Bar sur Aube.

As we now live in the suburbs, east of Paris, we have an easier access to the northern part of Champagne.

Champagne vineyards

 Champagne vineyards

Montmirail and Etoges are located in the South West of the Marne département. They are in an area of wide open plains dominated by a few wooded areas on the sides of which are some of the famous...

Great lakes of Champagne

 Great lakes of Champagne

This area is located north of Troyes and is famous for a series of large lakes that are used to regulate the amount of water received by the Seine river from its tributaries.

Langres

 Langres

Located on a rock spire in Champagne, Langres is a very old city. The first settlements in the area date back from the celtic times, during which the city was named Lingones. It was later occupied...

Orbais

 Orbais

Orbais is a small town located South of the Rheims mountain in Champagne.

Troyes

 Troyes

Troyes is the second largest city of Champagne. It has a rich past still present in its old quarter. The inner part of the city, which is full of old buildings, is shaped like a Champagne cork....