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In the Grand-Est, in Champagne, the Aube department is a preserved department, attached to its history and its culture.
Only two hours by car from Paris, in the heart of Champagne, the department of Aube offers a magnificent parenthesis to its visitors. Heritage, culture, gastronomy and welcoming nature are on the program for a stay in Aube.
The essentials of the Aube department
In the Aube, a variety of opportunities await visitors. The city of Troyes, with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses, is a plunge into the history of the region. This city of Art and History offers many museums but also factory outlets, a legacy of a long textile tradition. After the visit of Troyes, a getaway is essential on the Route Touristique du Champagne. On the Côte des Bar, meet passionate winegrowers. They will make you taste their sparkling bubbles in moderation ... And for children, in the heart of the protected area of the Forêt d'Orient, the Nigloland park offers thrilling attractions, as well as rides for the little ones.
Remarkable natural sites
The Orient Forest Natural Park and the Great Lakes of Champagne are the natural jewels of the Aube department. Here water, land and forest come together to offer the best to vacationers. From agricultural chalky Champagne to Barrois, via damp Champagne, the landscapes amaze with their diversity. The lakes of the Orient, of Amance and of the Temple nest in deep forests. The Natural Park is home to an abundant flora and fauna. When visiting, do not miss the'Orient Forest Ecomuseum or even Orient Forest Wildlife Area. You will discover the mammals inhabiting the forest massifs.
Covering more than 80 hectares, the Orient Forest Regional Natural Park is an exceptional playground for lovers of outdoor sports. Lakes are wonderful sites for swimming and the practice of water sports. In the forests, hiking, horseback riding or cycling offer hours of discovery. Through unspoiled nature, the Vélovoie des Lacs offers a course of great beauty, over 42 kilometers.
Aube is a land steeped in history. Outraged Troyes and its medieval past, heritage is discovered in the heart of each village. The Cistercian Abbey of Clairvaux is a must-see place built by Saint-Bernard de Clairvaux and his companions. During your stay, also discover the family home of the painter Renoir, the Claudel Museum, or the artisanal techniques of the Dosches mill.