L’Aube French department has some nice surprises in store for you between tradition and innovation. Nature, culture, gastronomy: take your green passport for a destination full of colors and emotions!
Close to Paris, l’Aube is simultaneously generous, familiar and innovative. In the heart of Champagne, it is a 100% slow tourism destination: the Champagne lakes and Orient forest swathe you in green while the historical heart of the city of Troyes takes you back in time. Everything is at hand to recharge your batteries with your family, especially as the territory has enriched its tourist offerings with novelties that are likely to please.
Land of stained glass
L’Hôtel-Dieu-le-Comte is the prestigious setting of the city of stained glass. Covering 3000 m2 (>32,000 sq. ft), the site proudly offers permanent and temporary exhibitions. The place is designed to magnify the stained-glass windows with innovative lighting, transparencies and modular furniture. The backstage of the creation is explored, and the canopies presented at eye level. Introductory courses are also planned to give birth to a work born of your imagination
City of Stained Glass - opening from Tuesday to Sunday 10h-17h or 18h depending on the period
garden open at the same times - adult rate € 4 free for those under 26 years old
courses by reservation – price according to service www.belisama-atelierduverre.fr
Land of gastronomy
In the Pays d'Othe and Armance, you can taste goat cheeses from the Damoiselles farm in Coussegrey. The goats graze on the 5 hectares of the organic farm and the whole site runs on green energy. You can even attend the milking of the she-goats for free at 7 p.m!
Opening of the shop every day except Tuesday 5:30-7:30 p.m. - visit by appointment www.mademoiselle-chevre.com
At the gates of Troyes, the restaurant Au naturel is aptly named in Pont-Sainte-Marie. Its pretty plates compete with scents, textures and tastes. The simple products are cooked with art and passion.
Open on Tuesday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and
from Wednesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/Restaurant-Au-Naturel-Pont-sainte-Marie
In the pavilion of the keeper of the castle of Vaux in Fouchères, you can savor roasted chickens with Chaource and poulards of local origin. The poultry treated like royalty in a castle built by the architect of King Louis XV.
Restaurant La Poule de Vaux at the Castle of Vaux in Fouchères
Open from June to September Monday to Sunday 12:00-2:30 p.m.
friday & Saturday evening 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Land of champagne
In Bar-sur-Aube, the petit Louvre is a beautiful bourgeois house of the seventeenth century. Its winegrower owners are associated with the Devaux champagne house. A refined residence combining guest house and oenological learning.
Overnight stay from € 210 with breakfast, 1 bottle of Devaux champagne and free access to the vineyard - workshops / tastings possible by reservation - shop open Wednesday 2:00-6:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-noon and 2:00-6:30 p.m. http://www.champagne-devaux.com/
Les Riceys is the only village with 3 AOCS: Champagne, Rosé des Riceys and Champagne hillsides. On your way to discover this terroir, you will have the pleasure of stopping in a pretty hut set in the Champagne vineyard. In the heart of the Alexandre Bonnet estate, you will sleep facing the vineyards in the middle of nature.
Tiny-house Parcel – overnight stay from €119, breakfast and optional activities https://en.parceltinyhouse.com/
A bottle of champagne is being held prisoner by the Morel House. A champagne Game is on. It's up to you to solve the riddles with clues, tests, tasting and stories as a family or with friends.
Champagne Gaming at Domaine Morel – 4 to 6 players - duration 90 minutes – price from € 35 / person http://champagnemorel.com/en/
Sports enthusiasts will be able to take on the Raid Marbles course to discover the plain of Troyes, the vineyards of the Côte des Bar and the forests and valleys of the Pays d'othe and Armance.
Raid Bulles - Course accessible all year round information from the Tourist Offices https://en.calameo.com/read/0041395434401d40af638
Land of memory
In June 2022, the Museum of the Resistance of the Dawn gets a new look, expanded with an educational workshop. It traces the history of the tragedy of the Mussy-sur-Seine maquis and its battles of August 44. It is part of the Champagne memory duty and maintains the link between the generations.
Land of culture
In Essoyes, the magic of Renoir's universe offers itself in the intimacy of the night. Reading the family's writings, strolling towards the Renoir house and confidential visit of the workshop ... a guided night tour conducive to confidences with champagne tasting!
Guided night tour of the Renoir House in Essoyes
Les Confidences des Renoir - duration 3 hours with aperitif dinner then visit - adult price € 20 / child € 15 - information and reservation at the Tourist Office https://www.tourisme-cotedesbar.com/
© Stained glass window of the life of the Virgin-Sainte-Madeleine Church/Claire Droppert-TLCT
SMARTAPPART, the housing solution in the city of Troyes
The SMARTAPPART residential hotel is an economical alternative to hotels in the city of Troyes. Rates are discounted starting from two nights. Its luxury furnished apartments are suitable for any type of stay, business trip or family getaway. An innovative online booking and payment system allows you to access the apartments in a self-service fashion.