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From the region of Reims and Epernay was born the most famous wine: champagne. This exceptional terroir is punctuated by vineyards and cellars. In addition to this promise of intoxication, there is an equally intense discovery: the setting of the Reims Mountain Regional Park. The Marne department offers a wide choice of hiking and walking tours in the heart of the vineyard. You cannot visit this destination without stopping to contemplate the beautiful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims. In addition to its architecture, it is the richness of its sculptures that makes it an exceptional success, it is a key piece of French history: Clovis was baptized there between 496 and 506, then the kings of France were crowned there. The Saint-Remi museum located in the former abbey. The castle of Réveillon which received Marcel Proust, who spent pleasant moments there described in his works Les Plaisirs et les jours. You can also visit the statue of Pope Urban II who watches over the Champagne vineyard

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When to go to the Marne? Well all year round, you can visit the different museums and monuments. Take the Champagne Tourist Route and let yourself be guided on 5 discovery tours. Every year on the Sunday following 22 January, Saint Vincent, the patron saint of winegrowers, is honoured throughout the region. Fishing and hunting enthusiasts will find their happiness at Lac du Der, a national hunting and wildlife reserve. In summer, this destination offers you some beaches thanks to Lake Der, the largest artificial lake in Europe, which offers the possibility to enjoy a variety of water sports (sailing, water skiing, swimming...). The Marne is crossed by five canals, you can practice river tourism all year round, but also make many cellar visits or take oenology courses.

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Vignoble de Champagne - AM stock nature
Épernay, la capitale du champagne - Titoslack - iStockphoto
Vignobles de Hautvillers - Coica - Fotolia
Église de Champaubert au bord du lac du Der - Gilles Oster

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