Astonishing timber-frame churches
Nowhere else in France can you find such a collection and such consistency. They in fact represent an architecture totally linked to its local area. The absence of good quality stone and the abundance of forests explain why building in wood developed in North-East Aube.
Built simply using wood and cob (like the village houses), you will be amazed by the talent displayed by Champagne’s master carpenters in building these churches.
On the road to visit Aube’s inviting churches, a little tour leading from Bailly-le-Franc to Lentilles, via Mathaux, Chauffour-lès-Bailly and Soulaines-Dhuys, lets you admire the refined architecture, and the perfection of the proportions and design of these timber-frame churches.
Visitors find a listed religious architecture that is completely original and unique: these prestigious sanctuaries are the ultimate success of the carpenter’s art that is found nowhere else.