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Art, History & Archaeology Sites & Museums

The department of Champagne is not only well known for the champagne it produces and the many, many vineyards, but also for extensive forests and rolling hills. The region has a rich medieval heritage, most notably the magnificent Reims Cathedral, where 25 Kings of France chose to be crowned. The departments in Champagne are: Aube, Haute-Marne and Marne.

Archaeology & History Sites in Champagne

Porte de Mars

At 32 metres wide the Porte de Mars in Reims is one of the largest known triumphal arches in the Roman world. This was one of four, and excavations at the other sites suggest they were all just as big. The style of the arch and the iconography suggest it was built in the late 2nd century AD – the last period of grand public building projects in the early Empire. Situated on a large traffic island, the structure looks impressive from a distance. Closer inspection , however, reveals it the decoration and finer detail has not weathered well.

Museums & Art Galleries in Champagne

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