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Enjoy a family picnic

When the weather is fine, a picnic is an ideal way of spending family mealtimes together, out in the sunshine, and without breaking the bank. This is a time for parents to relax, children to let off steam and everyone to have fun. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about planning the perfect picnic!

Lunch in a basket

with colourful local produce

Picnicking on holiday is a great opportunity to sample local produce and discover new flavours. Here are our top tips for finding the best products.

Start by stopping off at the Tourist Officewhere you will find terrines, biscuits, chocolate, honey, beer and champagne.

Next head over to Place du Marché aux Fleurs, the most gastronomic location in the city. Only a few minutes’ walk from the Tourist Office, it will immediately inspire you to go in search of something tasty.

Here you will find a farm shop, a delicatessen, a fishmonger, a bakery, a cheese specialist and a chocolate shop.

Visit the Ferme du Centre, a farm shop offering a wide selection of local produce with a short food supply chain. There’s nothing not to like. Discover a wonderful array of fruit, vegetables, charcuterie and even fresh juices.

Across the way, Le traiteur Deport, awarded the “meilleur ouvrier de France” label, shares this vision of goodness and excellence. Charcuterie, gourmet ingredients and ready-prepared dishes are sure to delight your taste buds.

To continue your dining experience, la crèmerie Husson offers a large choice of cheeses.

And for those with a sweet tooth, la chocolaterie pâtisserie Maison Caffet welcomes you to its exquisite shop full of treats. You won’t be able to resist.

And if you prefer a tasty sandwich or salad, there is a wide choice of bakeries and fast-food restaurants in the city centre.

The essentials for

a great picnic experience

What makes a great picnic is making sure you have everything you need. A cosy blanket, a tablecloth or picnic rug, which is large and comfortable, to place out of the sun to avoid any risk of sunstroke.

Then, think about what you need for your meal: cutlery, small napkins, plates if required, glasses and, of course, something to eat and drink.

For “saucisson” fans, don’t forget a chopping board!

For the little ones, be sure to bring a ball, a racket or any other fun game you can play outside together (or something to keep them occupied while you’re lazing in the sun).

And to ensure you won’t forget these great occasions, have your camera or phone to hand to capture it all on film.

Our little bonus!

 

Our plastic champagne flutes, displaying Châlons-en-Champagne, that are both solid and light to carry, and highly practical to take with you on your picnic.