Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report The Scenic Champagne Region Along The Marne River

Jump to last reply

The Champagne region is not known for its natural beauty and scenery but it does have its scenic bits. Maybe not scenic compared to the Dordogne or Provence but for northern France it's not too bad and there is an area that I find scenic in the Marne River valley between Epernay in the west and Nanteuil-sur-Marne in the east. Most people do champagne day trips to Reims and Epernay but you can take one of the local trains that run between Paris and Epernay and get off at one of the small villages along the way and visit the smaller, unknown champagne houses and also do some easy, scenic hikes through the vineyards and along the river, maybe stopping at a nice restaurant along the way. I took my bike on the train out to the region and did an exploration starting in the town of Nanteuil-sur-Marne, which is only 47 minutes by train from Paris. Here's the photo report I made if you might be interested in doing a little off the beaten path exploring, so have a look if you'd like.

http://tinyurl.com/p467ofv

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Bernina and Glacier Express routes
  2. 2 travel in Spain or France from Barcelona or Madrid
  3. 3 DCC on the increase?
  4. 4 Trip Report Spring in Spain: Crawling up Mallorca; Pushing Through Toledo
  5. 5 help and advice
  6. 6 Where to stay in Paris - first time young, solo female
  7. 7 Sweden - Gothenburg and Malmö photo gallery and tourist attractions
  8. 8 Which 2 of these 3: Lekeitio, Getaria, and Hondarribia
  9. 9 Trip Report Rome 2015- A Spring Break Adventure!
  10. 10 Need help with Normandy & Loire Valley itinerary + extra days
  11. 11 Lyon Arrondissements
  12. 12 Euro quiz # 89 - Potpourri
  13. 13 Hello and advice please to help plan our visit
  14. 14 Scenic Beauty in Greek Island ? Crete or other island ?
  15. 15 Need suggestions for day trips in Provence
  16. 16 VALI DI RAGUSA
  17. 17 Help with Greece Itinerary for Honeymoon!
  18. 18 Spa in Scotland
  19. 19 EUROPE IN 5 MONTHS
  20. 20 Booking Greece Ferry Tickets online
  21. 21 Any French Riviera Beach Reccs?
  22. 22 1+ days in Toledo
  23. 23 Help on Norway please - too much to cover too little time.
  24. 24 What area/town to stay in North Eastern Sardinia?
  25. 25 Paris info required
View next 25 » Back to the top