Parks and Gardens
With tens of kilometers of shoreline, gardens (the “jards”) and flowers, Châlons-en-Champagne is kind of a city in the countryside where nature is fully respected and fulfilled, including in the heart of town.
Parcs et jardins
Le Petit Jard
Labeled "remarkable garden", the Petit Jard was built in 1861 and refurbished in 2001 following the storm. It hosts a public arboretum that consists of many botanical curiosities in a remarkable floral frame on both sides of the canal Nau. Playground for children from 2 to 8 years old.
Le Grand Jard
Drawn in a French style in the 18th century. With its shady paths, its charming bandstand from the 19th century, it is a nice place to relax. New! The Grand Jard inaugurated its skate park and a new playground for children. In addition to the skate-park for the older ones, the kids up to 8 years old now have their skatepark for the practice of roller, tricycle, skate and they benefit from new structures : huts, swings, balancing posts and playground for 3-5 years old and 6 years old and more, completing the displaced string pyramid in order to constitute a real playful islet in the garden.
Le Jard Anglais
Located at the foot of the Canal bridge, it features ponds and walkways passable on foot, on rollerblades or by bicycle.
Le Parc Fleuri
Corinne and Pascal Colin welcome you in their garden built in an old sheep park on a 7,500 square meters limestone ground where clematis, rose bushes, trees and perennials plants.
Jardin Saint Hippolyte
In the hollow of a clearing, Viviane and Guy Gougelet present you their venerable trees, mosaic of perennials and shrubs including roses that border a body of water parallel to the Vesle.
Certified by the Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, the Sensory Garden is set in order to encourage a tourism accessible to all. He mentioned the five senses: hearing, smell, taste, touch and sight.