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Sainte-Menehould

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne

Sainte-Menehould - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne
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Located on the edge of Champagne and on the edge of the Argonne forest, Sainte-Menehould is a picturesque town which saw the birth of Dom Pérignon, "the inventor of Champagne".

The lower town, rebuilt at the start of the 18th century after a terrible fire (1719), surrounds the so-called "castle" mound, which has retained a medieval appearance with its half-timbered houses.

The square, where the town hall stands, presents a beautiful set of buildings alternating brick and stone listed as historical monuments. This "Champagne device" is present in many mansions along the streets.

The city was often placed at the heart of history.

At the site of the current gendarmerie, Drouet, postmaster, recognized Louis XVI while he was trying to flee the country on June 21, 1791.

On the very close site of Valmy, s' confronted Prussians and French on September 20, 1792. General Kellermann, under the orders of Dumouriez, commanded the center of the French Army and occupied the plateau near the mill. To discover, the interpretation center of the battle of Valmy, located at the foot of the mill.

The city and its surroundings were the scene of battles during the First World War. To discover, the main of Massiges (fighting in Champagne), the Moreau Valley (German entrenchment camp), the Haute Chevauchée, the Vauquois hill, the necropolis of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (USA), and the Montfaucon memorial (USA).

The specialty is "pig's trotters at Sainte-Ménehould" of which there is a brotherhood. The recipe was born, it is said, in the kitchens of the Hôtel de Metz (which no longer exists today). Legend attributes it to the thoughtlessness of a scullion who forgot a pot of feet on the stove for more than a long night. He discovered in the morning that the feet were even better and the bones had an appetizing softness.

L'Allée des Couleurs: In the heart of the Argonne forest, between Valmy and Sainte-Menehould, 10 km of discovery that highlight landscapes, traditions, history and culture through four shades: Blue: relaxation and recovery shape - Red: sports and leisure - Yellow: history, traditions, culture - Green: nature and discovery. Choose the colors that suit you!

Geographical information

MunicipalitySainte-Menehould
Postcode51800
Tourism labels
Latitude49.0908220 (N 49° 5’ 27”)
Longitude4.8929780 (E 4° 53’ 35”)
Surface area57.11 km²
Population4313 inhabitants
Density75 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne (47 km, 34 min)
Insee code51507
IntercommunalityCC de l'Argonne Champenoise
DepartmentMarne
TerritoryChampagne-Ardenne
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Chaudefontaine2.8 km (5 min)
Verrières3.8 km (10 min)
Argers5 km (9 min)
Moiremont5.5 km (8 min)
Braux-Sainte-Cohière5.5 km (9 min)
Dommartin-Dampierre5.6 km (7 min)
La Neuville-au-Pont6 km (8 min)
Élise-Daucourt7 km (9 min)
Maffrécourt8.5 km (12 min)
Florent-en-Argonne8.5 km (13 min)
Châtrices8.6 km (17 min)
Les Islettes9.4 km (11 min)
Villers-en-Argonne9.6 km (16 min)
Voilemont10 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

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The Church of Our Lady of the Castle
The Church of Our Lady of the Castle
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The Sainte-Menehould City Hall
The Sainte-Menehould City Hall
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Garden readings
Garden readings
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Pond in Argonne
Pond in Argonne
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Sainte-Menehould Forest
Sainte-Menehould Forest
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The Aquarelle - Aquatic and Sports Centre
The Aquarelle - Aquatic and Sports Centre
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City tour by pedal
City tour by pedal
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Statue of Dom Perignon to Sainte-Menehould
Statue of Dom Perignon to Sainte-Menehould
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Chemin des sources (hiking)
Chemin des sources (hiking)
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Castle Mound
Castle Mound
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Statue Ménehould
Statue Ménehould
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the Aquarelle - aquatic and Sports Centre
the Aquarelle - aquatic and Sports Centre
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canoe city Tour
canoe city Tour
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Tree
Tree
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PaintBall
PaintBall
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Museum, Media, Cyber ​​Base
Museum, Media, Cyber ​​Base
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Museum of Art and History
Museum of Art and History
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Museum of Art and History
Museum of Art and History
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Museum discoveries Haversacks
Museum discoveries Haversacks
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Trotter
Trotter
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Weather

Tuesday 7 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 7°C
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Wednesday 8 december
Min. 3°C - Max. 7°C
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Thursday 9 december
Min. 1°C - Max. 5°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
14-18 In the Footsteps of the Great War
Cycling itineraryIntermediate2h20Sainte-Menehould
From Sainte-Ménehould to Châlons-en-Champagne
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy3h30Sainte-Menehould
Pâquis Loop
HikeEasy2h30Vouziers (37 km)
From Aviators to 5 Brothers Ancemont
HikeEasy4h55Ancemont (38 km)
From Châlons-en-Champagne to Vitry-le-François - the valley of the Marne
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate2h45Châlons-en-Champagne (42 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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