Magellan is delighted to announce their appointment as the PR representative of Champagne–Ardenne Tourisme here in the UK with immediate effect. This area in the Grand-Est region of France offers two contrasting destinations – Champagne and the Ardenne.
Champagne is as varied and refined as the famous wine it produces. A land of fact and fables, of kings and counts, of Cistercians and crusaders, of monasteries and masterpieces, artists and philosophers – the history and heritage of Champagne is embedded in that of France and is linked to the present by its recognition as a UNESCO world heritage listing.
To the north-east of Champagne, the Ardenne is a natural and historic region named after the hilly plateau, the ‘Ardenne Massif’ that encompasses parts of Belgium to the north and Luxembourg to the east. Renowned for the natural beauty of its landscapes, such as the valleys of the Meuse and Semoy rivers, thick forests and rocky peaks, the Ardenne is an ideal destination for lovers of the outdoors, nature and activities such as hiking and cycling.
Travelling to the region: The main gateway to Champagne and Ardenne is Reims, just a 45-minute TGV train journey away from Paris, where the French monarchs were once crowned. So the options for travel are by train with Eurostar & TGV or by air (multiple carriers) & TGV. Equally, from Calais, its only a 2.5 hour drive.
Discover Champagne: Other fascinating cities to explore include the champagne capital of Epernay, the fortified town of Langres in the southeast and the medieval city of Troyes in the southwest, which was once the realm of the Knights Templar, the Counts of Champagne and the Cistercian order of monks. The countryside with the many hectares of vineyards scattered over the area is exquisitely beautiful and features exceptional wildlife, a plethora of activities to explore and top class accommodation.
Discover Ardenne: The capital of the Ardenne is Charleville-Mézières, renowned for the architectural beauty of its main square, for being the birthplace of Rimbaud and for being the world centre of puppet theatre. There is even a puppet clock in the town centre, which tells one of the many historical, mystical and fantastical legends that abound throughout the area. Sedan is another ‘must see’ – a medieval fortress town.
If you are planning to write a news piece or feature on Champagne and / or Ardenne, need any further information or simply want to talk through ideas or promotions, please contact either Gillian Green (Gillian@magellan-pr.com / +44 (0) 7515 283 287), Alexandra Pinhorn (Alexandra@magellan-pr.com / +44 (0) 7515 283 040) or Sue Lowry (email@example.com / +44 (0) 7725 997 121). Alternatively, our office numbers are +44 (0) 2392 361 426 / +44 (0)20 7470 8760.
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Collage from top left clockwise: Phovoir / Christine Tomasson / Philippe Mangen / Phovoir / Phovoir
Image two & three – SF & Phovoir / Image four – D Truillard / Image five – Veuve Clicquot / Image six clockwise from the left – Champagne-Ardenne Tourisme / Christine Tomasson / Champagne-Ardenne Tourisme / Carmen Moyet