Pierre Auguste Renoir
Renoir loved Essoyes, his wife’s country, for its atmosphere, its colour and its light. He painted many paintings there.
Bernard de Clairvaux
Cistercian Abbey, founded in the 12th century by Saint Bernard. Masterpiece of French monastic architecture. Visit of the lay brothers’ building, the storeroom, he dormitory and the 18th century main cloister.
In 1779, the école militaire of Brienne-le-Château received into its ranks a young Corsican aged 10. His name was Bonaparte.
Hugues de Payns
Hugues de Payns museum. It has a collection (more han 500 objects) of testimonies to the Order of the Knights Templar ; an order which began in southern Champagne.