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Villers-sous-Châtillon

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Villers-sous-Châtillon: small village of Champagne, where the majority of people grow grapes and sell his champagne. Located in the middle of the vineyard in the Marne valley, surrounded by vineyards and wooded hills.

The dream for hikers: the paths and trails of vines in the sun, see a deer jumps gracefully on the edge of the woods, or a family of rabbits scamper in the calm and silence of nature ...

And what do they eat in Champagne? The famous "hotpot Champenoise" soft cooked pork with a long flavorful vegetables: cabbage, carrots, leeks, turnips ... each family has its secret recipe ... It is eaten with a touch of mustard, accompanied by the broth. A winter delight!

Geographical information

MunicipalityVillers-sous-Châtillon
Postcode51700
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Latitude49.0955240 (N 49° 5’ 44”)
Longitude3.7975490 (E 3° 47’ 51”)
Surface area4.84 km²
Population228 inhabitants
Density47 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne (49 km, 58 min)
Insee code51637
IntercommunalityCC des Deux Vallées
DepartmentMarne
RegionChampagne-Ardenne

Nearest cities & towns

Reuil1.6 km (4 min)
Venteuil3.9 km (6 min)
Oeuilly4.6 km (9 min)
Châtillon-sur-Marne4.8 km (7 min)
Mareuil-le-Port5.1 km (8 min)
Vandières6 km (10 min)
Leuvrigny6.2 km (10 min)
Cuisles6.5 km (11 min)
Baslieux-sous-Châtillon6.6 km (10 min)
Damery7.3 km (11 min)
Troissy7.9 km (11 min)
Boursault8.3 km (13 min)
Fleury-la-Rivière8.3 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

The village had its benefactor: Viscount Chenizot Guyot, a contemporary of the French Revolution, had land and a castle, and he liked to reside between two trips to Paris, where he held high office. Surprised by the Revolution of 1789, he owed his survival to the villagers who have dressed in peasant is protected in his flight abroad. On his return, in gratitude, Viscount Guyot Chenizot made many donations of land, and founded a hospice, a small school and many other benefits. The castle was destroyed by bombing in World War I (1914/1918), but a tower still exists and can be seen from the church square.

On the side of the church lies the tomb of Viscount benefactor, built by the villagers as a sign of gratitude and thanks. A plaque commemorating its benefits has also been placed inside the church.

A cooler from the 18th or 19th century sleeps all within ... Street of the Ice! Consisting of a mound of earth, a dark corridor leads to a gigantic hole, which greatly fueled the fears of local children ... We think it was once used to store blocks of ice, brought in carts, at a time when refrigerators did not exist. The corridor is now walled up.

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Weather

Saturday 30 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 18°C
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Sunday 31 may
Min. 15°C - Max. 21°C
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Monday 1 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Featured: Route Touristique du Champagne! It winds throughout the Marne, and through vineyards and pretty villages. A stop at Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne, where the monk Dom Perignon, a contemporary of King Louis XIV, discovered the foam of champagne. Another stop at Chatillon-sur-Marne, where the imposing statue of Pope Urban II, a native of the village, blessed the valley arms raised. In fact, he blessed the first crusade in 1095. The curiosity is that the statue is hollow, and a spiral staircase located inside the body, leads to a small window in the arms of the Pope there, very nice view over the surrounding countryside!

Very beautiful Romanesque and Gothic churches scattered throughout the villages.

In Epernay, 12 km, visit the Champagne cellars, dug into the chalk, is very appreciated.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tasting Champagne Lacourte Guillemart
Local flavours0 € to 6 € Écueil (15.2 km)
Guided eco-tour of the Aÿ-Champagne vineyard
Local flavours35 € Ay (16.1 km)
Gourmet getaway in the vines
Local flavours33 € to 120 € Trigny (24 km)
Canoe kayak on the Marne
Sports sensations12 € to 26 € Tours-sur-Marne (24 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hidden Treasures
HikeEasy1h30Château-Thierry (29 km)
Historic trail in the town centre
Village visitEasy1h30La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (51 km)
Family discovery trail
Village visitEasy1h00La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (51 km)
La Barre Natural Forest Area
HikeEasy1h30La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (51 km)
Bergette Natural Forest Area
HikeEasy1h00La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (51 km)

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