Rent in France - Self Catering Holiday Rental Homes in Champagne-Ardenne

Champagne-Ardenne Holiday Rental Homes - Rent-in-France holiday directorySearch Rent in France to find ideal self catering holiday rental homes in Champagne-Ardenne, France.  The Champagne-Ardenne region is located in the northeast of France. The region is bordered by Belgium in the north, by Lorraine in the east, by Franche-Comté and Burgundy in the south, and by the Paris region and Picardy in the west. The Champagne-Ardenne region consists of four departments: Aube, Ardennes, Haute-Marne, and Marne. Châlons-en-Champagne is the capital of both the department of Marne and the region of Champagne-Ardenne, despite being only a quarter the size of the former capital of the region – the city of Reims.

The region is famed world-wide for its champagne. When staying in your self catering Champagne-Ardenne holiday rental accommodation, explore the famous vineyards of lie on the chalky hills 15 miles to the south west of Reims, and around the town of Epernay. Epernay lies in the heart of "champagne country"; Epernay is home to many of the most famous champagne producers, including Moët & Chandon and Perrier-Jouët. The town is small; making it easy to visit a number of champagne houses on foot.

Reims, a university city, has all the feel of a bustling regional central attraction; the old city is dominated by the 13th century cathedral, one of the great gothic cathedrals of northern France, and a UNESCO world heritage site. The city is also home to some of the major Champagne producers, including Taittinger.

Be sure to visit during your stay in the Champagne-Ardenne region, the small hill town of Langres, in the south of the region. Sometimes referred to as the "Carcassonne of the North", the old town is a remarkable ensemble of historic stone buildings, enclosed within 3.6 kilometres of ramparts, mostly dating from the 13th and 17th centuries. Holiday Rental Accommodation in Champagne-Ardenne - Moulin de Valmy 

The Champagne region prides itself on historic links with some of the most iconic leaders that France has ever had - and in particular Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc), who came from the village of Domrémy, now in the Aude department.

Popular places to visit when holidaying in Champagne-Ardenne

Reims - The city lies in the Champagne-Ardenne region in northeastern France 129 km east-northeast of Paris. It became a major city during the period of the Roman Empire and is by far the largest city in the region.

Epernay - Situated on the left bank of the River Marne, and more famously known as the 'entrepot' of Champagne wines. The production of Champagne is a major source of local employment.

Forests of the Ardennes - a region of extensive forests, hills and old mountains. They exist primarily in Belgium and Luxembourg, but also stretch into France.

Troyes - Situated 150 km south-east of Paris and host to a large number of religious buildings. Troyes is also home to the Lacoste company production headquarters.

Beautiful Champagne-Ardenne countryside - Rent holiday rental homes in FranceLangres - A historical town with numerous art treasures within the ancient defensive walls surrounding the old city. A subprefecture of the Haute-Marne departement.

Lac du Der - The biggest reservoir in France. The lake is named after the Der plain, in which it is located, and the submerged village Chantecoq.

Nigloland - One of the best theme parks in France, located in the middle of the Foret d'Orien

Travelling to your Champagne-Ardenne Holiday Rental Home

By road: The region is accessed by the A4 (Paris - Strasbourg) and A26 (Calais - Troyes - Dijon) motorways. By train: Reims is located at the junction of the Lille - Dijon - Mediterranean and Paris - Charleville – Sedan lines. 12 daily links between Reims-Paris. As of 10 June 2007, the TGV high-speed train links Reims to Paris in 45 mins. By air: Reims is located 30 mins. from the Paris Roissy international airport