Visit Châlons-en-Champagne on foot, by boat, by train, by canoe, alone or accompanied by a guide. Enjoy !
Petit Train Touristique
You can discover with this guided tour the most beautiful streets of the town, its historic houses, and its landmarks built in the 18th and 19th centuries, such as the Hôtel de Région, the Préfecture, the Porte Sainte-Croix, la Halle du Marché... Enjoy a tour of Châlons-en-Champagne on the touristic train. In 40 minutes, you will discover the nicest streets and monuments of the city. Ticketing and departure at the Tourist Office.
Balades en Barque Métamorph'eau'ses
An original and magical show. Night falls and the city is metamorphosed. It is adorned with lights, the monuments become the supports of fairy shows. Aboard the boats of the Tourist Office, you will be the privileged spectator of this ballet of lights. As soon as you enter the underground gallery Lochet, you will be fascinated by the scenography broadcast on the vaults. Then, at the edge of the water, the light shows, all different, will succeed each other, as well as monuments and bridges artistically brought to light. The Métamorph'eau'ses were created in 2015 and are enriched every year with new scenographies on the more emblematic monuments of the city. Departures in 2019: - May: Fridays and saturdays from 10:30pm - June: Thursday to sunday from 10:30pm - July: every day except friday, july 13th (National Day events) - August: every day - September: Thursday to sunday - October 18th to november 3rd : friday and saturday from 7.30pm - December : Every friday and saturday from 5.30pm Reservation required at the Tourist Office, by phone or on our website, the reservation is not confirmed until reception of the payment.
Balades en Barque L'Eau'dyssée
The boat tour is the visit you can't miss in Châlons. It allows you to discover the city from an unusual angle. Nature and heritage blend harmoniously for a magnificent show. Be enchanted by the charm of bridges, buildings that show their usually hidden sides and the mysterious atmosphere of the tunnels ... Boats, with a capacity of 12 people, are equipped with electric motors: the driver will be your guide. In 2019: - April: every saturday - May and june: weekends and holidays - July and august: everyday - September : weekends - December: every saturday Departures at 2pm then every hour (departures also in the morning in July and August). Reservation recommended on our website or by phone.
Balades en Barque Pique-Nique
Fancy a lunch break in the sun with friends or colleagues? The Tourist Office offers you boats tours with picnic included in partnership with Gust! On booking, minimum 8 people
Musée du Cloître de Notre Dame en Vaux
Demolished in the 18th century, this medieval monument was discovered in 1963. Since it was impossible to build it back to its original location, a museum was established nearby: statues-columns, capitals and pillars adorned this unique ensemble.
This museum is housed in one of the oldest houses of Chalons. It used to be the apartment of a rich collector from Chalons.
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie
Created in 1794, it is one of the oldest in France. Its permanent rooms present collections of paintings (XVth-XXth century) Renaissance sculptures, objects of art and an ornithology area of nearly 2,000 stuffed birds from around the world.
Three audioguided tours to visit independently : the historical center of Chalons-en-Champagne, the church Notre-Dame-en-Vaux or the Basilica de l'Epine. Audioguides for hire at the Tourist Office and at the Basilica in l'Epine.
Visites Guidées : Les Z'Estivales
Discover Châlons all summer thanks to "Z'Estivales" guided visits. In July : - every Sunday at 10am: The Cloister of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Meeting in the Garden of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, Quai Notre-Dame - every Wednesday at 2 pm: Collegiate church Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Meeting at the church, place Monseigneur Tissier - every Friday at 2pm: Basilica Notre-Dame de l'Epine Meeting at the basilica, 37 route nationale - L'Épine In August : - every Sunday at 10am: The Prefecture Meeting at the Prefecture, 38 rue Carnot - Every Wednesday at 2pm: The City Hall, unusual Meeting place, Place Foch - every Friday at 6pm : La Porte Sainte-Croix Meeting Place Sainte-Croix Careful, limited number of places. Booking advised at the 03 26 69 98 21.
Discover the different facets of Châlons-en-Champagne, city of art and history through the "rare visits". Two saturdays a month at 2.30pm.