The Aube en Champagne is an ideal area to recharge your batteries. You will be surprised to discover a collection of experiences, encounters, walks… Set off on a microadventure. Let yourself be inspired!
River trip and nomadic night in the heart of
of the regional nature park of the Orient Forest
River roaming invites itself into (and on) the Aube!In a remarkable setting, on the edge of the lakes of the Orient Forest, the Domaine Le Colombier provides kayaksfor river adventures. Each refreshing outing is followed by a relaxing interlude.
After your kayak trip on the Aube between Bar-sur-Aube and Dienville, you leave your boat to take up residence on the estate and enjoy the green surroundings. In the evening, each tribe takes possession of its Berber tent with all the comforts (mattresses, wifi, electric sockets and lighting) for a restful night after an original barbecue evening!
Micro adventure in the forest of Clairvaux to discover the Champagne truffle
Between vineyards and forests, L’Empreinte des fées offers unique experiences in ecotourism. Enveloped by the mysterious forest of Clairvaux,the vineyards of the Domaine de Mondeville are the favourite playground of Delphine and her dog Pino when they go in search of the exciting and capricious autumn truffle!
Delphine, truffle grower of the domain, invites you to unearth this autumnal diamond. At dawn (no pun intended…), jump into your boots for a game of cavage! After a morning of searching in the forest, where the diamond flirts with oaks, hornbeams and other hazel trees, the return to the estate is rewarded. Depending on the formula chosen, you will enjoy atasting of truffle products and Champagne, or a convivial lunch around truffle dishes concocted by a local chef, accompanied by Champagnes from the estate! Discover the story of this adventure in the magazine 180°C.
Murder Party & Bivouac at the castle
At the Château de Vaux, Escape Game and Murder Party punctuate the visits! The Murder Party takes participants back to 1855, when a dark epidemic was ravaging the region… Vidocq and the twenty or so servants on the estate fall ill one after the other. It’s up to the players to explore the castle and its outbuildings in order to solve this terrifying investigation and get their hands on the antidote that will save them from certain death! Each team has one hour and thirty minutes to make the potion and get out of the castle before the epidemic and Vidocq’s wrath descend upon them! And for those who really want to spend the night in the castle… It’s possible, since it recently opened its park to campers! An unusual night ideal for bivouac lovers who like to spend entire nights telling each other scary stories! The part reserved for thrill-seekers and nature lovers is located at the back of the park, the spot offers an incredible view of the castle. A small fireplace is available to build a campfire and roast some marshmallows, just to perfect the atmosphere! In 2022, the murder parties will continue during the summer (to be confirmed) and on Halloween. The Escape Game has a new scenario!
Micro adventure in the bucolic Nogentais
We offer you a nice programme for a weekend in Nogent-sur-Seine. In the Nogent region the Seine is still wild and on sunny days you can paddle between the willows. After a stroll through the charming town of Nogent-sur-Seine, which is home to the Camille Claudel Museum, we suggest you go back in time to the Age of Enlightenment.
The Château de la Motte-Tilly is set in 62 hectares of parkland. The floral arrangements that decorate each room come from the flower garden. The scents that escape from the garden bring the place back to life and make it seem inhabited again. For the past four years, the Chlorophylle association has been reviving a historic 6,000 m2 vegetable garden that has been converted to organic farming, and has made organic market gardening a lever for the social and professional reintegration of people in difficulty. To make the most of these green expanses, treat yourself to a picnic on the grass with the La Rosita restaurant, which prepares small dishes based on products directly from the castle’s garden.
For an unusual night, continue your nature experience at the Aube Reserve. This rather luxurious accommodation offers 3 design modules made of wood and glass on the edge of a wood.
Micro wine-cycling adventure with the Richardot Champagne House
We remain in the theme of cycling by heading for the Côte des Bar. However, the omnipresent vineyards invite you to adapt your mount… The generous nature of the Ource Valley is in itself an invitation to wine tourism! In this sense, the Richardot Champagne House offers visitors in search of original visits the exploration of its vineyard by electrically assisted mountain bike! We put our foot down again for a visit of the cellars which ends with the tasting of some nectars.
Whether it’s a half-day or a full day with lunch, everyone can choose their own formula. If you are still hesitating, Clara has tested it for you. We discover the story of her trip to the Côte des Bar.
Cycling from Troyes to the green lung of the Aube
The Greenway of the Great Seine and AubeLakes links Troyes to Port-Dienville, on the edge of Lake Amance. From the city to the Orient Forest Regional Nature Park, some fifty kilometres of totallysafe and resolutely natural trails wind through fields, lakes and forests. You will successively use dykes, rural roads, departmental roads, beaches and forest tracks.
By train from Paris? you can get off at Troyesstation directly with your bike! After enjoying Troyes, its medieval streets, its heritage and its good addresses, you will ride to the lakes. You can take advantage of this to take a dip, enjoy water sports (kayaking, kite surfing, sailing…) and discover an unsuspected natural heritage. Recently, the greenway has been extended to allow you to go all the way around the Orient lake thanks to a 25km loop! To prepare your trip, take inspiration from Anna and Max from the blog La Bougeotte Française.