Aube en Champagne seduces with its natural charms and promises an infinite number of unexpected moments where encounters and sharing make each visit exclusive. This destination is increasing its seductive power with the opening of new cultural sites, accommodations, restaurants or experiences that will not leave you indifferent…
The Aube region is the birthplace of a golden, sparkling wine whose name is a byword for celebration: Champagne. The Champagne Tourist Route covers more than 220 kilometres and is an invitation to meet the fifty or so winegrowers who have been awarded the “Vignobles & Découvertes” label and will gladly open the door to their cellars for you. The wine-growing areas of the Côte des Bar, Villenauxe-la-Grande and the hill of Montgueux, near Troyes, invite you on a sensory journey during which you will be able to travel through astonishing panoramas of forests, rivers and vine-covered hillsides where the winegrowers have worked to produce the wines of Champagne.
A Slow Tourism destination
At the heart of the Champagne region, the Aube is a 100% slow tourism destination. The surrounding nature, the rich and diverse landscapes, the personalities who live there and the authentic activities, everything is in place to satisfy your desires of escapism while take your time. Close to Paris, but far from its hustle and bustle, everything is possible in the Aube en Champagne region, when it comes to slow. Discover our selection of activities to discover the area in a different way.
Troyes, city of art and history
The sparkling city of Troyes has everything to seduce you: a mediaeval heritage of timbered houses and small cobbled streets, listed churches with remarkable stained glass windows and countless museums. Get lost in its narrow streets. You will be seduced by a simple and friendly way of life, especially when passing through the doors of the many shops. The shopkeepers will be happy to share their secrets and good addresses with you: from the market in the Halles for the gourmets, to the giant sculpted heart for the romantics, without forgetting to enjoy a glass of Champagne on the terrace…
Encounters that make the stay unique
Craftspeople, producers, shopkeepers, artists… As you walk through the area, you will have the opportunity to pass through doors that will lead you to unique places. You will be guided by the owners, who will be delighted to share their passion and know-how with you. We call it “the meeting”. The kind that leaves its mark and contributes to the memories of our travels. So don’t hesitate, these exceptional people are waiting for you!
A tradition of good style
Shopping enthusiasts can rest assured… Troyes has something to satisfy everyone enthusiasts! The “Magasins d’usines et de négoce” were born in Troyes in the 1960s. Initially established for factory staff, these factory outlets gradually opened up to the general public. Today, the reputation of the brand and the expertise of the department’s manufacturers no longer need to be proven. Thousands of visitors from all over the region flock there to find excellent deals in over 200 shops.
Alongside local brands such as Petit Bateau, Lacoste and Le Coq Sportif, a temporary “Origine Troyes” shop has been set up in Mc Arthur Glen to promote local designers who rely on short circuits and 100% French know-how: Lachaussette de France, Alter Ego and Rue Begand.
The City of stained glass and the stained glass route in the Aube
In spring 2022, an exceptional place entirely dedicated to the world of stained glass will open its doors in Troyes. Taking up residence on a surface area of 3,000 m², La Cité du Vitrail will house 6 permanent exhibition rooms, a major resource centre, a study and research centre, 340 m² reserved for temporary exhibitions, educational workshops and a bookshop/shop. The scenographic approach will offer visitors an immersion as close as possible to the works. The art of stained glass exhibited here is a living testimony to a skill that has the ability to evolve over time, accompanying tastes and eras, and will arouse the desire to discover stained glass in situ, in the Aube. From now on, with the help of the dedicated web-application, you will be charmed by the beauty of the many prisms of light that make up the 64 buildings selected in the Stained Glass Route… Religious or secular, these luminous chronicles are the result of a long history and a an expertise that is still passed on today. With over 300 churches and 9000 m² of listed ancient stained glass windows, Aube en Champagne offers a complete panorama of the art of stained glass from the 12th to the 21st century!
Nigloland theme park
40 attractions make the heart of Nigloland beat around 4 immersive worlds. A change of scenery is guaranteed in this park which places great importance on its environmental impact. Ranked among the best French and European parks, Nigloland is keen to innovate by surprising its visitors… Each year, a new attraction is added to the series and 2021 was no exception to the rule! Since spring 2021, the aquatic roller coaster Krampus Expedition has invited itself to the Swiss village, between the Alpina Blitz roller coaster and the Schlitt’ descent. It plunges thrill-seekers into the world of a high-mountain explorer, who set off in 1907 in search of the Krampus, a mythological beast that has infuriated people for generations. Enjoy a friendly day out with family and friends in this park and its unspoilt natural environment.
A comforting gastronomy
Lovers of cuisine, whether rustic or refined, will relish in the gastronomy of the Aube, as much for the quality of its products as for the variety of its specialities. Our “Top 5 food” and “Top 5 drinks” to discover during your stay will make your mouth water. If you are not satisfied, and we understand that this selection is not exhaustive, you can find other delicacies on the 100% Aube platform, which favours short circuits: flours, honeys, jams, saffron…
Volunteers to promote the area
Aubois by birth or adoption, many volunteers have come together around the same passions: the love of their territory and the desire to help others discover it.Since 2014, the operation “Un Jour, Une Eglise” (One day, one church) offers a rich programme of free visits and activities during the summer season to help as many people as possible discover the churches of Aube en Champagne. Select your visit and join your guide on the church square. He will share the treasures and anecdotes of its bell tower with you.
A wide choice of micro-adventures without going far
The Aube en Champagne is an ideal area to recharge your batteries. You’ll be surprised to discover the wealth of experiences to be had, encounters, walks… Set off on a microadventure for a short stay, take a trip, disconnect, without going far. Let yourself be inspired!
A new envelope for the Museum of the Resistance of the Aube
The Musée de la Résistance de l’Aube, located in the commune of Mussy-sur-Seine, initially recounts the history of the Mussy-Grancey maquis, also known as the Montcalm maquis. Unique in the Grand-East region, it is the only establishment labelled as a Musée Français portant sur la Résistance (French Museum on the Resistance). This modern setting enhances the value of its collections, which were built up by the Resistance fighters and their families. Before the summer, the museum will reopen its doors. The tour route is being revamped. The museography, punctuated by numerous digital devices, gives this place its functions of gathering and exchange. The museum is designed around the major phases in the creation of the first Resistance movements and networks in the Aube. You will be immersed in the daily life of the maquis, and will understand the consequences of such a commitment to the underground, leading to the liberation of Troyes and more globally, of France!