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Set off in discovery of Aube in Champagne. A multifaceted destination that includes visits to remarkable heritage sites, immersion in the heart of Champagne’s vineyards and shopping sprees in Troyes.

Aube in Champagne

Aube in Champagne has no lack of natural charms to captivate you and promises a thousand unexpected experiences where new encounters and sharing make each visit unique. With its outstanding heritage, Forêt d’Orient Regional Nature Park and its Great Lakes, Champagne hillsides and mosaic of diverse regions, the destination provides you with a real change of scenery, gives you all the space you need to unwind, and immerses you in history.

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A destination where it’s good to take your time

Set in the very heart of Champagne, Aube is a 100% slow tourism destination. It has everything required to fulfil your dreams of elsewhere, including nature, richly varied landscapes and the people that make it their home. Near Paris but a long way away from its hustle and bustle, the territory provides its visitors with invigorating experiences filled with fresh discoveries.

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Experience Champagne’s vineyards at first hand

What with its picturesque villages, unparalleled vineyards, vaulted cellars and traditional cadoles (dry stone shelters for vineyard workers), you’ll be discovering a very special region with a character all its own. Under the aegis of winegrowers dedicated to their craft, you’ll be initiated into the secrets involved in elaborating Champagne. Enjoy unique experiences in their company, including bike rides among the vines, discovery of biodiversity, winegrowers’ picnics, and kayaking on the Seine.

Experiences in Champagne’s vineyards

Pique nique Château de la Motte Tilly
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Outstanding cultural and historical heritage

Its half-timbered houses’ and churches’ architecture, châteaux bordered by remarkable gardens, museums as numerous as they are varied, and religious monuments containing some 9000 m² of stained-glass windows awaiting your discovery along the Route du Vitrail, all go to make Aube in Champagne a département with an extraordinary cultural heritage. Follow in the footsteps of the great names that have left their mark on its territory. Immerse yourself in the intimacy of the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s house, visit the former military school where the young Napoleon studied, and discover the Commandery of Avalleur, one of the few testimonies to the Templar period still existing in France.


Eglise Sainte-Madeleine

Troyes, a heritage and shopping spree getaway

Troyes, City of Art and History, has a whole host of experiences on offer. Direct descendant of the old medieval town, the modern city has retained its historic centre’s champagne-cork shape... What you might call “setting the scene”! Troyes boasts an amazing collection of half-timbered houses inherited from the Middle ages and the Renaissance, along with 16th-century urban mansions, narrow little streets, inner courtyards and sumptuous churches, all well worth your attention. And for shopaholics, Troyes is also the European city with the most factory outlets.

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