The Argonne massif extends over the Marne departments, the Ardennes and the Meuse. It has beautiful forests, ponds and hilly landscapes. Its heritage of the 16th and 17th century (castles and abbeys) and villages preserved merit a visit.
The Auberive Abbey
The Cistercian Abbey, daughter of Clairvaux, rises in a charming village. This vast architectural ensemble was a tumultuous fate. Today it is largely devoted to contemporary art.
The Notre-Dame de L'epine Basilica
The Notre-Dame de L'epine Basilica is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic. It is classified world heritage by Unesco in respect of the paths of Santiago de Compostela in France. It is a place of pilgrimage since the middle ages.
The castle of La Motte-Tilly
The castle of La Motte-Tilly is a perfect illustration of a domain of the 18th century. Its intimate atmosphere and tranquility of its large park dominated by a loop of the Seine.
City of Art and history, Châlons-en-Champagne has the discreet charm of a provincial town. From medieval times, the city has retained an important architectural heritage, in particular the Saint-Etienne Cathedral. In the 17th and 17th centuries were built beautiful buildings of wood or stone-sided.