France: Champagne

The Aube

The Southern Champagne Vineyards
By Tom Stevenson and Michael Edwards

This Guide was last updated on 24 June 2010
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Itineraries

Ideal One-Day Itinerary

MORNING
From Troyes, drive to Avirey-Lingey
Visit 1: Serge Mathieu
Visit 2: Doson & Lepage
Visit nearby village of Les Riceys, see some of the cadoles
On to Bar-sur-Seine for lunch the Restaurant du Commerce

AFTERNOON
Visit 1: Richard Cheurlin
Continue on the Route de Champagne to Essoyes. The Aube vineyards are not contiguous, but the slopes to your left are some of this micro-region’s most intensively cultivated. At Essoyes, go to the Hôtel de Ville and take the 3km Renoir path
Drive to Urville
Visit 2: Drappier
Return to Troyes
Dinner at La Mignardise

 

Ideal Two-Day Itinerary

DAY ONE:

MORNING
From Troyes, drive to Avirey-Lingey
Visit 1: Serge Mathieu
Visit 2: Doson & Lepage
Visit nearby village of Les Riceys, see some of the cadoles
On to Bar-sur-Seine for lunch the Restaurant du Commerce

AFTERNOON
Visit 1: Richard Cheurlin
Continue on the Route de Champagne to Essoyes. The Aube vineyards are not contiguous, but the slopes to your left are some of this micro-region’s most intensively cultivated. At Essoyes, go to the Hôtel de Ville and take the 3km Renoir path
Drive to Urville
Visit 2: Drappier
Return to Troyes
Dinner at La Mignardise
Stay at Les Champs des Oiseaux

DAY TWO:

MORNING
Head on the road for Bar-sur-Seine and onwards to Gyé and Courteron
Visit 1:Champagne Fluteau
Visit 2: Fleury Père et Fils
Drive through the Fôret de Clairvaux up to Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises
Lunch at Hostellerie de la Montagne

AFTERNOON
Return to Troyes for a mid-afternoon coffee in one of the cafés in the pedestrianised, half-timbered centre of the oldest part of the city and to explore the wine shops
Early evening tapas at Estelle et Olivier on Rue Turenne, or if you are still hungry, you can dine in their Bistrot

 

 

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