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Châlons-en-Champagne

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne

Châlons-en-Champagne - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne
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The town of Châlons-en-Champagne has preserved much evidence of its past as shown by its timber-framed facades and its religious buildings.

Not to be missed, the Saint-Etienne cathedral of Gothic architecture, is adorned with beautiful ancient stained glass windows. From the canal footbridge linking the Grand Jard and Jard Anglais walkways, the view of the cathedral is magnificent.

The City of Art and History is also of interest to visitors for the Notre-Dame-en-Vaux church, an ancient collegiate church of Romanesque and Gothic style, which is home to beautiful 16th-century stained glass windows. Next to this building, the museum of the Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Cloister exhibits remarkable sculptures and statues, remains which used to decorate the former cloister.

Right in the heart of the city, the Jard park is composed of three gardens, and is a lovely green space to wander around. The Petit Jard, a landscaped garden; the Grand Jard, a French-style formal garden; and the Jard Anglais, situated on the banks of the canal, will delight all walkers.

To discover Châlons-en-Champagne and its heritage from a different angle, there is nothing like a boat tour on the Nau and Mau rivers.

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Châlons-en-Champagne

In the heart of the Grand Est region, Châlons-en-Champagne (since 1998, it has taken over its patronymic before the French Revolution). Crossed by Via Agrippa (Boulogne-Milan), it settled in this islet of water and greenery surrounded by its chalky plain.

City of Art and History, Châlons-en-Champagne has a rich heritage, both religious and civil. Not to be missed are the Saint-Etienne Cathedral and Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a carillon of 56 bells, one of the most important in Europe. These two buildings have exceptional stained glass windows (windows of the 12th century in the so-called room of the treasury of the cathedral). One can also admire houses with wood sides, magnificent civil buildings. Châlons-en-Champagne also has a remarkable natural heritage. In the heart of the city, the Jards offer an enchanting setting conducive to escape.

Known for its fair of medieval Champagne, at the crossroads of communication routes, it has returned to tradition since the twentieth century by organizing the second agricultural fair of France, become a trade fair, combining meetings and shows, each end of August, during 10 days. Recently an old aperitif "Le Châlonnais" has been reissued, based on Ratafia de Champagne, and the "Craies and Bricks" highlight the Champagne equipment, typical architecture of the historic center of the seventeenth century, A praliné surrounded by white royal icing and brick.

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Boat trip
Boat trip
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Grand jard overlooking the cathedral
Grand jard overlooking the cathedral
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timber framed houses
timber framed houses
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Le Petit Jard
Le Petit Jard
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Water Walks
Water Walks
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Grand Jard, St. Stephen's Cathedral
Grand Jard, St. Stephen's Cathedral
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Notre-Dame- en-Vaux 's UNESCO-listed heritage World of Mankind
Notre-Dame- en-Vaux 's UNESCO-listed heritage World of Mankind
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Bicycle Rental
Bicycle Rental
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Canoeing in the heart of Châlons-en-Champagne
Canoeing in the heart of Châlons-en-Champagne
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Tourist Board
Tourist Board
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Tourist train
Tourist train
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Circus Arts National Centre
Circus Arts National Centre
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Métamorph'eau'ses - sound and light show
Métamorph'eau'ses - sound and light show
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guided tour of the hotel of the prefecture
guided tour of the hotel of the prefecture
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Visit Chalons fun way
Visit Chalons fun way
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segways rental
segways rental
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Métamorph'eau'ses
Métamorph'eau'ses
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The Châlonnais, traditional aperitif based Ratafia
The Châlonnais, traditional aperitif based Ratafia
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Collegiate Church of Notre -Dame- en-Vaux
Collegiate Church of Notre -Dame- en-Vaux
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Castle Market
Castle Market
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Walks on Water in the heart of Town
Walks on Water in the heart of Town
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Mariners Bridge, constructed with three arches of unequal (1560)
Mariners Bridge, constructed with three arches of unequal (1560)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The Basilica of the spine is worth a look: jewel of Gothic gargoyles that this amazing and unique story. Based on the location of a small chapel, it was necessary, through the centuries, built this place and then expand to accommodate the pilgrims from all over Europe. World Heritage Site by UNESCO, under the Roads to Compostela.

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