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Family excursions

Open up new horizons for your kids!

Children know well that you’re never too old to learn new things while having fun! The holidays are also a chance to explore the world of culture! Open up new horizons for your kids with this exciting selection of excursions!

From grape juice to

Joseph Perrier Champagne

The Joseph Perrier Champagne House invites the whole family to take a tour of their Gallo-Roman cellars, which are over 2,000 years old. Visiting wine cellar is often a little boring for children, but at Joseph Perrier, they have not been overlooked! With a fun welcome and a grape juice tasting at the end of the tour, this is a perfect day out for the whole family to enjoy.

Micro-Folie

a museum on screens

Micro-Folie is an innovative concept and a fabulous resource. This is a digital museum that offers access to over 1,000 works of art from the most prestigious French cultural institutes, including the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Pompidou.

It is also a virtual reality environment with 360° immersive content, broadcasting documentaries, shows and much more.

Youngsters will adore this virtual exhibition, which encourages them to be more inquisitive and offers a number of games and activities designed specifically with them in mind. Touching, zooming and flicking through these masterpieces, all at your fingertips!

From a soldier's perspective at the

Marne 14-18 Interpretation Centre

The Marne 14-18 Interpretation Centre presents a dynamic and modern overview of the First World War, with an extensive collection of images and testimonies left by soldiers and civilians. Children (and adults) can pick out a character and follow their story during the tour.

A robot as your guide at

Pré en Bulles

 

Pré en Bulles offers 2 entertaining shows along with a few surprises.

The Art of Winemaking tour: Créabulle, a little robot narrator, tells you the fabulous history of champagne, presenting the evolution of champagne, right from the soil through to aging bottles.

La Part des Anges: Dom Pérignon is brought to life in a fairy tale setting filled with decorations and lights.

Make your own chocolate at

Chocolaterie Thibaut

Chocolaterie Thibaut is renowned throughout Champagne. In addition to visiting the chocolate factory, which is always fascinating for children and adults alike, it also runs workshops on how to make chocolates. Introduce your children to the art of chocolate making. They’ll have fun creating praline treats on their own or you can join in the fun too. Delicious!

Go in search of fossils at

La Cave aux Coquillages

La Cave aux Coquillages is a fascinating fossil site with a spectacularly rich 200-metre long underground trail. Discover the fabulous history of an ancient tropical sea that existed 45 million years ago and the shells it contained.

This impressive natural heritage will delight budding scientists, enthusiasts as well as fossil experts! Excavation workshops are also available for children, by reservation only.

Unravel the mystery of lost villages at

The Der Village Museum

Nestled in a lush green setting, the Der village museum invites you to learn about the incredible history of the three villages that disappeared to make way for the construction of the largest artificial lake in Europe, the Lac du Der.

Discover how life used to be, with traditional trades, its gardens and allotments and its magnificent timber-framed buildings. With treasure hunts and fun activities, this venue is one the kids will particularly enjoy.

Step back in time at the

Ecomusée Champenois

 

3 museums in 1.

Discover how a typical family of winegrowers from the Champagne region used to live. Then immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old village schoolroom! Children (and adults) will have fun writing with a feather quill! Wooden desks, a blackboard, and even a dunce’s hat can be found here. Experience the school days of yesteryear as if you were really there! The Musée de la Goutte is the final part of your visit, which displays a collection of machinery from the start of the last century.