Reims Mountain Regional Nature Park

Ranging from forests, to vineyards, to crop production areas to waterways, the Reims Mountain
Regional Nature Park is bordered with slopes which boast exceptional vineyards.

300 km of waymarked hiking trails and many cycling and horse-riding trails will take you through the Reims Mountain Regional Nature Park and will allow you to discover its natural and cultural heritage.


It is a docile mountain that is fun to climb: from the Mont Aigu (196 meters) or from the beautiful church of Mutigny, any walker will have a magnificent circular view of the plain of the Champagne region, where vines wave.


The Park collects many treasures: the wild orchids of the Champagne region and the "Faux de Verzy" are proofs. These twisted beech trees with knotted deformed trunks remain a mystery for scientists and an endless source of amazement for strollers.


A trail, which has been awarded the Tourism and Disability Label*, will allow walkers to observe the trees in their natural forest surroundings.

*4 categories of disability : physical, mental, visual and hearing disabilities.

With almost 1,000 twisted beech trees, it is the main reserve for them in the world. Some of them have names, inspired by their peculiar shapes : the umbrella tree, the bride's tree, the ox head's tree...

Did you know ?

The legend goes that Joan of Arc climbed one of those beech trees
while visiting the Saint-Basle Abbey.


True or not, the anecdote reflects the centuries-old tales that have been surrounding these beech trees, whose appearance still remains a mystery!

 

 


For more information

Reims Mountain Regional Nature Park – 03 26 59 44 44 – www.parc-montagnedereims.fr