Langres: one of the 50 most beautiful cities in France. 12 towers, gates and seven ramparts of 3.5 km. With its high walls, its imposing towers, its many spiers, Langres appears as a proud fortress camped at the gates of the Champagne and Burgundy.
Lung air at the threshold of great Burgundy, green oasis, the country Langres provides an intense feeling of space and freedom. Renowned for the strength of its winter, the mountain Langres, located 500 m above sea level, has a good reputation. This is normal! Here life is tonic, invigorating and the corner fireplace is warm. The summer shows as much enthusiasm and warmth you will find the shade of the forests and the cool springs and lakes are all stops not to be missed!
The famous plateau Langres offers a diverse landscape of rare ecological quality, ideal for recharging.
Browsing through 3.5 kilometers of its battlements remained spared over the centuries, the town overlooks a vast panorama to the east, it sprawls in successive plans of the Link Lake and the valley of the Marne to the Vosges, leaving sometimes guess the Bernese Alps. To the west, beyond the verdant valley Bonnelle the plateau Langres opens your eyes with its hedgerows and wooded hillsides.
Follow the maze of lanes and the turning of covered walkways, let you tell the story of the city. This is a Gallo-Roman through its ancient monuments, its mosaic of Bacchus and his sculptures very meaningful. It is medieval in its plot and the radiance of his cathedral Cluniac inspiration. The Renaissance, meanwhile, unfolds in elegant mansions, initiating the rich families Langrois a growing comfort in a setting inspired by ancient treaties that traditional civil architecture develop with great sophistication. The installation of many religious communities at the time of the Counter Reformation uses the monumental architectural support as a tool for teaching dramatically. They often contain public institutions today.
Last witness of the evolution of military technology reinforcing this site spur blocked, presumably fortified since the 3rd century, the austere 19th century castle offers a new youth associations and by hosting cultural events.
Langres is like a book of art and history alive. The city has adapted to different times while staying true to herself. Welcoming and generous, she asks only to be discovered.
Festivals and events are held throughout the year:
The Estival Halberdiers to immerse themselves in history and heritage of the city of Langres.
Day Firecracker, big street party where artists succeed to bring out vividly the Heritage Langres.
The Festival du Chien Plumed for outdoor rock concerts.
The celebration of witches, Halloween market for young and old.
The Visit of July, playing theatrical event of the local architecture.
The Biennale of Enlightenment.
Tinta'Mars the festival, festival of music and humor.
Concerts of Organ of the Cathedral of Langres.
The Green Nature Walks-Haute Marne ... and many other sporting events, festivals and rural countryside, exhibitions ...
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Blue, second nature! There are a hundred years, the landscape of the country Langres were decorated with four lakes and reservoirs designed to feed the canal from the Marne to the Saone. Recreation areas, walking and water sports, these pearls are 4 program stays in Country Langres. Many activities are offered: swimming, sailing, water sports, hiking, fishing ...
Over 400 km of marked trails ... On foot, horseback or mountain bike during a family trip or during a hike, 33 loops of 4-22 km you will invite to discover a diverse nature: tufeux marshes, petrifying springs, gorges and other lakes ... are many sites to browse.
Green Lane, meanwhile, you will enjoy this generous nature at the gates of the city of Langres. The Bonnelle valley to the slopes of plateau Langres, this bike path will welcome you for your enjoyment. Wonderful achievement for walkers and nature lovers sports, you'll love hiking, biking or skating, you will enjoy family walks without fear for children.
Corps de Garde de la Porte de l'Hotel de Ville and walls