Theme Week Champagne

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Champagne-Ardenne is one of the 27 regions of France. It is located in the northeast of the country, bordering Belgium, and consists of four departments: Aube, Ardennes, Haute-Marne, and Marne. The region is famous for its sparkling white wine (champagne). Its rivers, most of which flow west, include the Seine, the Marne, and the Aisne. The Meuse flows north. The capital is Châlons-en-Champagne. The historical most important is city is Reims.

The population of Champagne-Ardenne has been in steady decrease since 1982 due to a rural exodus. With 1.3 million people and a density of 52/km², it is one of France’s least populated regions. After a brief period of stabilization in the 1990s, the region’s population is now among the fastest “dying” in Europe, with several municipalities losing people at a faster rate than a lot of Eastern European areas, especially in the Haute-Marne department. The region is among the oldest in France, has a weak fertility rate, and its immigrant population, while growing, is still minimal compared to the national average.

Vignobles champagne © DalGobboM/cc-by-sa-3.0 Province of Champagne © Thomas Gun/cc-by-sa-3.0 © flickr.com - Phillip Capper/cc-by-2.0
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Champagne-Ardenne has 291 approved tourist hotels offering 8,000 rooms, 152 bed and breakfasts, 18 museums, 92 screens in local cinemas, 16 theatres, 10 golf courses, 650 km of waterways and 8 lakes reserved for tourists, including the Lake Der-Chantecoq, the largest man-made lake in Europe.

Visitors often go to Champagne because of its history and its world-famous wine. However, their itineraries diverge when they discover the region’s cultural heritage and its cuisine: some visit Troyes and its ancient houses, others visit Langres and its walls, Châlons-en-Champagne and it Cloister, still others visit Épernay, Reims, or Colombey-les-deux-Églises.

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