The " Paysages de la Champagne "
Like nowhere else!
The territory of the " Paysages de la Champagne " are 4 different versions of a surprising Champagne with its hillsides that give an identity to its landscapes !
The Montagne de Reims, regional natural park, combines nature and Champagne traditions. The Marne Valley, an emblematic and surprising valley where water, forest, vineyards meet and Pinot Meunier is the king grape variety. The Surmelin Valley, a bucolic land of crops, pastures, forests and ponds that can be discovered thanks to the schoolchildren's path. The Marshes of Saint-Gond, unique and wild natural heritage, offer a mosaic of discoveries and amazing archaeological treasures. These landscapes will offer you surprising, breathtaking panoramas, but also the discovery of rare and secret places that make the Champagne region !
The Montagne de Reims
AND ITS REGIONAL NATURAL PARK
The Montagne de Reims offers a great diversity of landscapes: vineyards, forests, agricultural lands, valleys and rivers... which punctuate the daily life of the men and women who live there. This area has been listed as a Regional Nature Park since 1976. It now includes 65 rural communes, which makes it a privileged natural area of the Champagne region. In the heart of the vineyards and this natural area, enjoy the tourist itineraries that combines nature and Champagne traditions, and appreciate the beauty of the landscapes thanks to the numerous viewpoints.
La Maison du Parc Naturel de la Montagne de Reims
Chemin de Nanteuil - 51480 POURCY - Tel : 03 26 59 44 44
The Marne Valley
Vineyards and landscapes along the water
The Marne Valley offers a great variety of landscapes where water, forest and vineyards meet. Villages appear in the heart of the wine hillsides or hide in the Flagot Valley. Churches, priories, castles crowned with forests are the pride of the valley's inhabitants. Many sites reveal the secrets and know-how of the Champagne region. The Great War has also left its mark on this territory, like the Dormans Memorial, which is a place of remenbrance not to be missed in Champagne.
The bucolic Champagne
The Surmelin Valley
Marked by its authenticity, its land of crops and pastures, punctuated by forests and ponds, the Surmelin Valley offers a bucolic landscape. Thanks to the abundance of its Fauna and Flora, this forest is one of the most remarkable site of the Marne. Crossed by the winding waterway of the Surmelin, the villages bear its mark: fountains, wash houses, mills and farms with stone fences... A time travel that will surprise you !
The Marshes of Saint-Gond
Mosaic of Fauna and Flora
An emblematic and rare landscape, a unique flora: willows, tall grass meadows very flowering in summer, unique forests with roots in the water, you are in the heart of the Marshes of Saint-Gond. The ponds and peat bogs give character. The guardians are the reed Harrier, the northern Harrier, the crest newt and the tree frog. A place to watch, which is in perpetual motion. More than 200 species of flowers have been identified, such as the superb carnation, the buttercup and the marsh bittersweet. The Marshes of Saint-Gond also bring together archaeological remains, 5,000 years old and more than 120 Neolithic burials, unique in France: hypogeum, underground burials dug in the chalk hillsides.