Champagne Route, Aube
The ‘Route touristque du Champagne’ in Aube, France is a 220km (137 miles) tour which will revitalise your senses.
The endless undulating vineyards from Bar-sur-Seine to Bar-sur-Aube are breath-taking.
More details of the route can be found on the The Comité Champagne site
Our very own route looks like this. We stopped at Bar-sur-Seine & Essoyes
You can embark on the journey from anywhere along the route, as it is essentially a convoluted loop. We were based in Troyes so the first town we headed to was Bar-sur-Seine 32km (20 miles) away.
This charming little town was just the start of our adventure.
Vineyards as far as the eye can see
The route can be completed in a day, but it depends on how many of the picturesque towns and winegrowing villages you want to stroll around along the way.
Also if you wish you can incorporate a visit to a Champagne winegrower.
The peaceful roads make the driving very pleasant and it encourages you to take your time to admire the vines that endlessly roll along the skyline.
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A Renoir memory
Essoyes is a lovely picturesque village on the banks of the Ource river.
A river runs through it
Running through the centre of the charming village of Essoyes is the Ource river, adorned with floral displays and cafes.
Roses and vines
A brief stop in Colombe-la-Fosse to decide on which winding route to take next.
Sometimes you may see roses planted at the end of vines, this is because roses are susceptible to the same mildew diseases as vines. Therefore, the roses can act as an early warning sign to the wine growers.
You may also want to take a detour off to Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, to visit the burial site of Charles de Gaulle.
Heading along the route further, you can see why this part of the world draws people back time and time again.