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10 must‑sees in Châlons

To make life easier for you, our team has selected 10 essential things for you to see and do during your time in Châlons-en-Champagne! If you could only pick out a few, these would be the ones! The city is packed with plenty of other attractions, so keep exploring our website to discover what else is on offer and sure to make you want to stay longer!

The boat trip

The Eau’dyssée

 

Get away from it all on board one of our leisure boats with Michel, Bruno or any of the captains in our fleet. As we are committed to protecting the environment and creating an eco-friendly atmosphere, we have swapped our motor boats for electrically-powered ones! Welcome aboard the Eau’dyssée!

The boat trip

The Métamorph'eau'ses

We wanted to put our city in the spotlight and showcase the importance of our waterways by creating an imaginative attraction that is the only one of its kind in Europe!

“Métamorph’eau’ses”, a touring sound and light show on water was born.

The Essentials

Take a stroll in the fresh air

If you’re short on time and only want to make a quick stop-off in Châlons, or if you just want a brief yet informative insight into Châlons-en-Champagne, this is for you.

This 2-hour tour allows you to explore the city’s architectural diversity and take in some of the most impressive sights in the city.

Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Collegiate Church

A UNESCO treasure

 

Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Collegiate Church is without doubt one of the most impressive buildings in Châlons-en-Champagne. With its spires, visible from dozens of kilometres away, it is one of the most impressive monuments in Châlons’ rich heritage.

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Pilgrimage Route to Santiago de Compostela, don’t miss the opportunity to explore this UNESCO treasure.

Saint-Etienne

Cathedral

Saint Etienne Cathedral is a testimony to an architectural evolution spanning five centuries, more precisely from the 12th to the 17th century.

The construction began in Romanesque style and continued through the Gothic and Baroque periods. Over the course of 700 years, its history has been marked by a series of extensions, renovations and reconstructions.

Our wonderful gardens

Nature is never far away in Châlons-en-Champagne. The “Jards” are three gardens, which have been listed as Historical Monuments since 1929, the Petit Jard, the Grand Jard and the Jard Anglais.

Located right in the city centre, they provide an enchanting setting. These green lungs of the city are ideal places to enjoy a stroll and relax, and are cherished by local population.

The champagne house

Joseph Perrier

 

This family-owned estate is the only champagne house in Châlons-en-Champagne, and has a remarkable history that has left its mark on the Champagne region. It has been producing exceptional champagne for over six generations.

Enjoy a champagne tasting tour and explore its Gallo-Roman cellars which date back to the 4th century.

Champagne Museum

Famille Carbot

Champagne Museum Famille Carbot is a family-run centre, located in a heritage-listed building in the centre of Châlons-en-Champagne.

Olga and her friendly team share their passion for wine and champagne in this unique museum devoted to the history of champagne. A delightful experience to share with family and friends.

The Cloister Museum

The Musée du Cloître (cloister museum) is a museum of medieval religious art which contains the remains of the cloister of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Collegiate Church dating from the 12th century.

It has a remarkable collection of 55 statue-columns, with exceptionally fine sculptures of both capitals and columns.

Cabu

 

and the Duduchothèque

First opened to the public on december 1st of 2018, the Duduchothèque is a gallery dedicated to the childhood drawings of Jean Cabut, known as Cabu (1938-2015). A Duduchothèque in Châlons, where he was born, where he grew up and where he first began to draw. This is a place for exhibition, reading, research, entertainment, learning and more.

A venue where you can discover how K-bu became Cabu. And one where you are always welcome!