History buffs and culture vultures will be in their element when visiting the beautiful French region of Champagne. Located in the northeast of the country, this historical province has everything from sixteenth-century buildings to modern art museums – read on if you’re looking for the top things to do in Champagne!
The Top Things to do in Champagne
Musée de La Vigne et du Vin
This attraction is a great way to spend an afternoon of your holiday, particularly for those interested in champagne (the drink, that is). Visit the Museum of Vine and Wine and find out everything you could ever need to know about the production of the well-loved drink, from its very beginnings back in the seventeenth century.
Enjoy a guided tour around the museum, venture down into the wine cellars and explore the luscious vineyards before sampling some of the champagne itself.
Avenue de Champagne
Perhaps our favourite of the top things to do in Champagne, if you’re interested in architecture, you should certainly pay a visit to Avenue de Champagne – a boulevard lined with impressive villas and mansions rebuilt after WWI. Of particular interest is Moët’s private Hôtel Chandon, a beautiful residence surrounded by verdant gardens. You may also spot the Château Perrier, a mansion which is soon to be converted into another museum.
Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul and the Musée d’Art Moderne
Troyes’ cathedral is a must-see, and is a great example of classic gothic architecture. The stunning stained-glass windows date back to as early as the thirteenth century, and inside you will find the Baroque organ from the eighteenth century. The building is majestic throughout, and provides plenty of great photo opportunities.
A wonderful place to spend a long afternoon is the Musée d’Art Moderne . Here you can admire magnificent French paintings, glassworks from Maurice Marinot, colourful ceramics and much more. You’ll also find several world-famous works, from artists such as Picasso and Matisse. This is a great attraction for not only art lovers, but those with an interest in sculpture and graphic design, too. This attraction really does have something for everyone.
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