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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 borders of Champagne and on the edge of the Argonne Forest, Sainte-Menehould is a picturesque town that saw Dom Perignon, "the inventor of Champagne."

The lower town was rebuilt in the early eighteenth century after a terrible fire (1719), surrounds the hill called "the castle", which has kept a medieval aspect with its half-timbered houses.

The square, where stands the town hall, has a fine collection of buildings alternating brick and stone, classified by historical monuments. This "champagne unit" is present on many mansions along the streets.

The city was often placed at the heart of the story.

At the site of the current police station, Drouet, postmaster, recognized Louis XVI as he tried to flee the country, June 21, 1791.

On the nearby site of Valmy, Prussian and French fought September 20, 1792. General Kellermann, under the command 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, hand Massiges (Champagne fights), the Moreau Valley (German entrenchment camp), High Ride, the Butte de Vauquois, the necropolis of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (USA), and the memorial of Montfaucon (USA).

The specialty is the "pig's foot in the Holy Ménehould" of which there are a brotherhood. The recipe is born, they say, in the kitchens of the Hotel de Metz (now disappeared). The legend attributes it to the carelessness of a kitchen boy who had forgotten on the stove a pot feet for over a long night. He discovered the morning that the feet were even better and that the bones had a soft appetizing.

L'Allée des Couleurs: At the heart of the Argonne Forest, between Valmy and Sainte-Menehould, 10 km discovery that highlight landscapes, traditions, history and culture through four shades: Blue: relaxation and fitness - Red : Sports and Recreation - Yellow: history, traditions, culture, - Green: nature and discovery. Choose 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 (29 mi, 34 min)
Insee code51507
IntercommunalityCC de l'Argonne Champenoise
DepartmentMarne
TerritoryChampagne-Ardenne
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Chaudefontaine1.7 mi (5 min)
Verrières2.4 mi (10 min)
Argers3.1 mi (9 min)
Moiremont3.4 mi (8 min)
Braux-Sainte-Cohière3.4 mi (9 min)
Dommartin-Dampierre3.5 mi (7 min)
La Neuville-au-Pont3.7 mi (8 min)
Élise-Daucourt4.3 mi (9 min)
Maffrécourt5.3 mi (12 min)
Florent-en-Argonne5.3 mi (13 min)
Châtrices5.3 mi (17 min)
Les Islettes5.8 mi (11 min)
Villers-en-Argonne6 mi (16 min)
Voilemont6.2 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Musical Festival of Here and Elsewhere: LA GAPETTE
Mini Raid Canoe Adventure
7th Car Rally "On the Yellow Gold Road"

Photos

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

Sunday 25 june
Min. 19°C - Max. 32°C
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Monday 26 june
Min. 19°C - Max. 34°C
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Tuesday 27 june
Min. 21°C - Max. 32°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Argonne glassmaking exhibition
Culture and education4 € to 5 € Les Islettes (5.2 mi)
Champagne and ratafia tasting
Local flavours3 € Couvrot (26 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Sainte-Ménehould to Châlons-en-Champagne
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy3h30Sainte-Menehould
Pâquis Loop
HikeEasy2h30Vouziers (23 mi)
From Châlons-en-Champagne to Vitry-le-François - the valley of the Marne
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate2h45Châlons-en-Champagne (26 mi)
Vitryats hillsides
Cycling itineraryEasy3h05Vitry-le-François (29 mi)
Heritage Tour - Discovering Stenay
HikeEasy50 minStenay (31 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

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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