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Baconnes

A Garden Village

Baconnes is a village located on an ancient Roman road, an equal distance from Châlons-en-Champagne (30min) and Reims. This vibrant commune has been awarded the “4-fleurs” label in the French towns and villages in bloom competition and it plays host to a large number of events.

A lush green village

stunning

If, while travelling between Châlons-en-Champagne and Reims, you come across a sign saying “Baconnes village fleuri”, it’s well worth following. Set in the midst of Champagne’s vast agricultural plain, this lush green village is sure to impress.

Most of the houses and properties in Baconnes have neither gates nor fences and thus seem to be built in a large garden. This unusual feature, which is rare in the region, is a testament to the locals’ open and welcoming nature.

In the village, the floral displays are a joint undertaking, with all tasks being carried out by local volunteers, from cultivating the plants to the daily maintenance of the communal flowerbeds. The residents are extremley proud to live in a “4 fleurs” village and thrilled to help in its upkeep. A real team effort!

Enjoy a treat at

the village creperie

During the summer months, a crêperie run by a non-profit group, which contributes to financing the village floral displays, is open every Saturday and Sunday.

It offers an irresistible menu of crêpes and homemade ice creams for everyone to enjoy!

Some more information

about the village of Baconnes

Baconnes is 25km from Châlons-en-Champagne, and a 25-min drive heading towards Reims.

If you would like more information about Baconnes or about its floral displays, you can contact the Baconnes Council.

03 26 66 13 77

mairie.baconnes@wanadoo.fr

To find out more about the village and its events, the Baconnes council’s Facebook page is full of useful information.