Park de la Patte d'Oie
This historical park, created in the mid 18th century has some lovely fountains, an artificial river, and an area for children's games. Located in the heart of town, at Boulevard du General Leclerc.
Park Leo Lagrange
Located in the centre of town at rue Leo Lagrange, this 12 hectare park contains a pond, games for children, and is close to a swimming pool and ice rink. A good spot to enjoy some family fun.
Champagne-Ardenne is a region of gently rolling hills, carpeted with champagne vines, ancient forests and more than 650km of lakes and waterways. There are many opportunities in Champagne-Ardenne region to travel through time with over 150 châteaux, manor houses and historical residences to visit.
Epernay, south of Reims, is located in the heart of Champagne countryside surrounded by vineyards. The town itself is vibrant and prosperous with wide tree lined streets and several champagne houses including Moët & Chandon and Mercier. There is a Champagne Museum housed in the 19th century Château Perrier. Local markets are in various locations around the town on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. In August the majority of the champagne houses close for the summer holidays.
Troyes is a lovely medieval town of timber-frame houses and narrow streets. Well worth a visit are the Champagne Museum and the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, built between the 13th and 17th centuries – a fine example of Gothic art.
At Cirey-sur-Blaise you can follow in the footsteps of the writer and philosopher Voltaire who wrote many of his works whilst living here. La Motte-Tilly château, dating back to the 18th century, still bears witness to the grandeur of its former resident - the Marquise de Maillé.
With its impressive moat and turrets, the château de Montmort is well worth a visit – maybe in combination with a trip through the Côte des Blancs vineyards. Whilst the fortified château at Sedan is undoubtedly the most important fortress in Europe.
On the river Marne is Châlons en Champagne, a medieval town with an impressive 12th century gothic cathedral, Notre Dame en Vaux, and a municipal museum containing archaeology and sculpture from the 12th to the 15th centuries. At medieval Langres, the Cathedral of St Mammès displays architectural combinations of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles.
The Jard park was laid out in the 18th century on the banks of the Nau on former grazing land and is a good place for a picnic with the view of the Château d'Eau with its 16th century turret. South east, Saint Dizier has the romantic remains of a 13th Cistercian abbey, and Sézanne in the west of the area is an ancient town and an important market centre.