Côte des Bar
This destination, to the south-west of the Aube, features picturesque landscapes where the Champagne plain meets the Burgundian massifs.
From Bar-sur-Seine to Bar-sur-Aube, the Côte de Bar vineyards form a circular arc to the south-east of Troyes, on which Pinot Noir reigns supreme. Along the Route Touristique du Champagne there are undulating landscapes, a verdant countryside, and a mosaic of geometric vineyard plots formed by the winemakers. Vaulted cellars and the famous cadoles (stone cabins) are typical of this territory!
At Troyes, those passionate about heritage will be bowled over by the private residences, the half-timbered dwellings, the serpentine streets...
Thirty or so cellars carrying the "Vignobles & Découvertes" label open their doors to you and reveal the secrets of their champagne over a tasting and/or a visit of their property.
The Route Touristique du Champagne allows you to explore stunning landscapes where vineyards, forests, and plateaus mix together around characterful villages.
TO SEE ON THE WAY
- The village of Essoyes, where the painter Auguste Renoir lived (there is a tour of his studio: "Espace Renoir")
- The Riceys, a municipality with three Champagne appellations: Champagne, Coteaux Champenois, and Rosé des Riceys
- Troyes, Town of Art and History and its rich heritage
- Charles de Gaulle Memorial at Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises
- The Abbey of Clairvaux