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Departments and Main Towns

Departments: Ardennes [8], Aube [10], Marne [51] Haute-Marne [52]. Cathedral Reims

Ardennes Towns: Bar-les-Buzancy, Charleville-Mezieres, Chooz, Epernay, Givet, Les Mazures, Signey-le-Petit, Vouziers, Warc

Aube Towns: Brienne-le-Chateau, Romilly, Romilly-sur-Seine, Rosieres, Saint-Andre-les-Vergers, Troyes

Marne Towns:Bezannes, Chalons-en-Champagne, Cheminon, Chennevieres, Givery-en-Argonne, Oeuilly, Reims, Saint-Menehould, Villeres-Marmery, Vitry-le-Francois

Haute-Marne Towns: Bricon, Joinville, Joinville-le-Pont, Saint-Dizier

Reims is famous for its cathedral - Notre Dame and was the town where the Kings of France were crowned.

Troyes is famous for its stained glass production.

 

 

Wines Champagne bottle and glasses

Champagne of course!  The method of making Champagne was discovered by accident by a Benedictine Monk called Dom Perignon in the early 18th century.  There are many Champagne houses in the region which produces the perfect climatic and soil conditions for the production of the vines.  Chardonay, Meunier and Pinot Noir are the varieties of grapes grown.

Champagne Houses

 

Ayala    Boizel    Bollinger    Canard-Duchêne   de Castellane    Dampierre

DeSousa & Fils   J. Dumangin Fils   Duval-Leroy   Egly-Ouriet Gosset   Jacquart

Krug   Lanson   Leclerc Briant  Moët & Chandon   Nicolas Feuillatte  Piper-Heidsieck

Pommery  Taittinger   Veuve Clicquot  Vollereaux

 

 

CheesesChampagne Picnic

Cendre de Champagne, Chaource,   Chaumont.   Langres  - These are all made from cow's milk.

 

 

Specialities

Troyes - sausage made from Tripe

Potée Champenoise. which is a dish made of cabbage, sausage and Ardennes ham.

Snails