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.