Where to camp in Champagne?
Ardenne is symbolized by its large wine-growing areas and its typical villages and towns. In order to visit this region, many itinerant travelers opt for camping with the inhabitants, in the middle of Champagne vineyards or on the outskirts of Champagne cities. HomeCamper proposes you to spend the night with wine estate owners who will be happy to make you taste their champagnes and wines. You’ll find HomeCamper hosts all along the Wine Route and close to Reims, Epernay, Château-Thierry, Châlons-en-Champagne, Troyes and many other cities.
What to do in Champagne-Ardenne?
The main tourist attraction in Champagne-Ardenne is the enotourism. Known all over the world, Champagnes are the pride of the region. Whether you are experts in oenology, novice in the field or simple lovers of wine landscapes, you will enjoy a tasting at a producer, a hike or a bike ride in the middle of the vineyards. Champagne-Ardenne is also renowned for the authenticity of its villages and cities. Make a stop at Reims to discover the Notre Dame Cathedral of Reims, a unique architectural building filled with history. History lovers will also enjoy getting lost in the medieval alleys of the city of Troyes, to survey the ramparts of Langres or to go to the General de Gaulle tomb in Colombes-les-Deux-Églises. As for nature lovers, they will be able to enjoy the "moist Champagne", a territory filled with lakes that will delight fishermen, swimmers and enthusiasts of nautical activities, for example in the Der lake or in the Orient forest. At Champagne-Ardenne you will also have numerous hiking and touring circuits in the Ardennes forest and on the green lanes, circuits adapted to bicycles and rollers.
When to visit Champagne and Ardennes?
Champagne-Ardenne is in a continental climate. This means that its summers are quite warm, and that winter is cold. During summer you can enjoy the freshness of nature at the edge of a lake, in a forest or in vineyards. Music lovers will be able to go to the Musical Flâneries of Reims from June to July, to enjoy this music festival in the most beautiful monuments of the city. Always at Reims, at the end of June, are organized the johannine festivals. The city then plunges back into the Middle Ages. Wine Tourism in Champagne is particularly appreciated in the autumn, during the harvest time. In winter, the main meeting you can take part of is Les Habits de Lumières in Epernay. The champagne capital is then adorned with its finest colors to celebrate the regional gastronomic heritage.