The Côte des Bar is a land of Champagne and traditions. It offers superb landscapes from the Champagne vineyards to the wooded peaks. It also boasts a rich cultural heritage: from Clairvaux Abbey to the Château de Vaux, from Renoir to the former royal crystal factory at Bayel… Let yourself be seduced by the most northerly Champagne tourist route of the appellation in Europe. of the appellation.
Bar-sur-Aube has preserved a rich architectural heritage from the fertile era of the Champagne fairs.
Don’t miss 12th century Saint-Pierre Church, halloy from the 16th century, St Maclou’s Church (exterior), cellar from the 11th century, media library from the 16th and 17th centuries, private mansions and timber-framed houses. Guided tours of the town or the Saint Pierre Church by appointment. Walking tour in the footsteps of the local philosopher Gaston Bachelard.
Pays Baralbin Tourist Office **
4 boulevard du 14 Juillet – 10200 Bar-sur-Aube tél. : 03 25 27 24 25 – fax : 03 25 27 40 02
One of the gateways to the Côte des Bar vineyards, this Champagne town was the birthplace of Jeanne de Navarre, the future Queen of France. At the foot of its hill, Bar sur Seine has a number of attractive 16th century half-timbered houses, including the Renaissance House, its cadoles, the remains of the château of the Counts of Bar and its church with 16th century stained glass windows and low-reliefs. Nearby, the commandery of Avalleur with an authentic Templar chapel. Bar-sur-Seine and surrounding area tourist office
, rue Gambetta – 10110 Bar-sur-Seine tel: 0033 3 25 29 94 43 – fax 0033 3 25 29 70 21
Comprising three boroughs, the town has three renaissance churches, formerly linked to three different bishoprics in Champagne and Burgundy. There is Ricey Bas, Ricey Haute Rive and Ricey Haut, which are peacefully spread out in the wine valley of the Laigne. Les Riceys is a village of character located in the Champagne region at the heart of the Côte des Bars. With its 866 hectares of vineyards, it is the commune with the largest wine-growing area in the whole of Champagne. It is the only wine-producing commune in the Champagne region to have the 3 Champagne appellations contrôlées (AOC): Champagne, Côteaux Champenois, Rosé des Riceys. Discover Les Riceys, through the cadoles, these winegrowers’ huts full of history.
Les Riceys Tourist Office
14, place des Héros de la Résistance- 10340 Les Riceys tél 03 25 29 15 38 – fax 03 25 29 15 38
Essoyes and its surroundings invite you to discover authentic winegrowing villages. These typical villages of the Côte des Bar are full of surprising treasures, washhouses, churches, narrow streets and views of the vineyards. The village of Essoyes, a masterpiece of light and colour, has been awarded the “Petite Cité de Caractère”. Here you can discover the places that inspired the famous artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Renoir who was a great lover of the area and was captivated by the beauty of his wife’s native village. He spent close to thirty summers in Essoyes. The site “Du Côté des Renoir” offers visitors the possibility of discovering the Renoir space as well as the artist’s studio.
Tourist Office of Essoyes and its surroundings
9 place de la mairie – 10360 Essoyes tél 03 25 29 21 27
A land of tradition, of soil with a rich cultural and historical heritage! This small town, once the summer residence of the bishops of Langres, owes its appeal to its well-preserved 16th century half-timbered houses, its vineyard, its museum of the Resistance, and its church of St-Pierre-ès-Liens, one of the most majestic on the Côte des Bar.
Mussy sur Seine Tourist Office
6 rue des ursulines – 10250 Mussy-sur-Seine tél 03 25 38 42 08 – fax 03 25 38 42 08