"Drive the small roads" Top 5 Page for this destination Champagne-Ardenne Favorite Tip by kokoryko

Champagne-Ardenne General: 11 reviews and 21 photos

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      Route du Champagne
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Favorite thing: It is easy and fast to reach Reims and Epernay by the A4/E50 highway, but the small roads offer so much to see and discover: little villages, small Roman churches, fields and wineyards, the real Champagne; driving on the ?Route Touristique du Champagne? through villages of wine growers and the ?Parc Naturel Régional de la Montagne de Reims? is a very rewarding trip, in all senses.
You may leave the highway at junction 18 and drive to La Ferté sous Jouarre, declared world capital of millstone (!!!) (Picture 2) and then follow the Marne valley towards Chateau Thierry. At Fossoy (Picture3), on D1003, after having passed Chateau Thierry you are already on the ?Road of Champagne?, before entering the Champagne Ardennes administrative boundary.
Then, follow the signs, look at the map, wander. . . . look at the landscapes, villages. . . . discover the vineyards (Pictures 4 and 5). Even with heavy, low, dark clouds it has a certain charm, so with fine weather it is certainly beautiful!

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  • Updated Jun 1, 2008
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