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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

At the heart of the Greater East region Châlons-en-Champagne (since 1998, she took over his name before the French Revolution). Crossed by the Via Agrippa (Boulogne-Milan), it is installed in the islet of water and greenery surrounded by its plain chalky.

City of Art and History, Châlons-en-Champagne has a rich heritage, both religious and civil. Unmissable, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, which has a carillon of 56 bells, one of the largest in Europe. These two buildings have exceptional stained glass windows (windows twelfth in the room called the Cathedral Treasury). We can also admire half-timbered houses and beautiful buildings civilians as the Prefecture, former hotel of Champagne stewards door Holy Cross Hall of the market covered.... Châlons-en-Champagne has a remarkable natural heritage. In the heart of the city, the Jards offer an enchanting setting for escape.

Known for its medieval Champagne fairs, at the crossroads of transport routes, it has revived the tradition since the twentieth century by organizing the second agricultural fair in France, became a trade show, combining meetings and shows, each end of August for 10 days.

Finally Chalons is a circus town: it houses since 1985 Superior National Center for Circus Arts and she has just obtained the label "National Circus Pole". The FURIES festival, festival of circus arts of the street, offered every June, has meanwhile more than 25 years of existence.

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Boat trip
Boat trip
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Houses with wood sides
Houses with wood sides
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Water walks in the heart of town
Water walks in the heart of town
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Castle Market, Petit Jard
Castle Market, Petit Jard
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The market
The market
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Grand Jard, St. Stephen's Cathedral
Grand Jard, St. Stephen's Cathedral
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Bike rental
Bike rental
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Tourist Office
Tourist Office
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Prefecture
Prefecture
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Tourist train
Tourist train
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Holiday Segways
Holiday Segways
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Métamorph'eau'ses
Métamorph'eau'ses
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Collegiate Church Notre-Dame-en-Vaux
Collegiate Church Notre-Dame-en-Vaux
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Castle Market
Castle Market
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Walks on Water
Walks on Water
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Bridge Mariniers, built with three unequal arches (1560)
Bridge Mariniers, built with three unequal arches (1560)
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Couvent Sainte-Marie at the edge of the Mau
Couvent Sainte-Marie at the edge of the Mau
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boats and swans rides
boats and swans rides
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Visitbox City in my Bag
Visitbox City in my Bag
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Métamorph'eau'ses
Métamorph'eau'ses
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Joseph Perrier Champagne Cellars
Joseph Perrier Champagne Cellars
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Chalons Trot'tour
Chalons Trot'tour
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Wake up Chalons
Wake up Chalons
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The Basilica of the spine is worth a look: Gothic jewel that presents amazing gargoyles and a singular history. Founded on the site of a small chapel, it was necessary, through the centuries, build and enlarge the place to welcome pilgrims from all over Europe. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO, under the Roads to Compostela.

The town of Haussimont who got the Golden Flower: Educational wood and sensory garden.

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