In the centre of the department, converge towards Troyes, the city of stained glass. Shaped like a champagne cork, the city of art and history is home to an incredible architectural heritage. The former capital of the Counts of Champagne has a large number of colourful half-timbered houses, 15th century mansions and magnificent churches. Not forgetting the wells, canals and quays of the Seine.
To the north are the Nogentais and the Champagne plain, bordering the Marne and Seine-et-Marne rivers. In Nogent-sur-Seine an important sculpture museum highlights the work of Camille Claudel. Upstream of the river, Romilly-sur-Seine, deserves your stopover. The Art Nouveau style buildings and residences recall the golden age of this former stronghold of textile hosiery. An epic to relive in the museum of the living space of hosiery. Among the castles of the Aube, that of La Motte-Tilly (18th century) in a remarkable park, will amaze you with its splendour and the richness of its furniture.
In the land of the great lakes
To the east of Troyes, three large lakes have been laid out for leisure activities and enliven the wooded areas of the regional natural park of the Orient Forest. Idyllic places appreciated by many migratory birds, such as the graceful grey cranes.
Heritage treasures, admire the typical covered market and half-timbered churches dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, in the vicinity of Mathaux, Longsols, Lentilles, or Soulaines-Dhuys.
Have fun with your family at Nigloland, a 40-hectare amusement park located in Dolancourt near Bar-sur-Aube, east of Troyes. On the banks of the river Aube, the Brienne-le-Château museum evokes the local military training of the young Bonaparte, future Napoleon.
Campsites of the Aube
There are about twenty campsites in Aube. Rent your mobile home at a campsite in Aube during your next holiday!
Ciders and cheeses
To the south-west of the Trojan agglomeration, head for the orchards of the Pays d'Othe, which have been producing farm ciders since the Renaissance. Richly decorated, the magnificent church of Chaource stands in the middle of lush green hills, where the cheese-making tradition is perpetuated. In the Val d'Armance, appreciate the authenticity of the small town of character of Ervy-le-Châtel.
In the south of the department of Aube, on the edge of a large state-owned forest, nestles the Cistercian abbey of Clairvaux founded by Saint-Bernard in 1115. Former summer residence of the bishops of Langres, Mussy-sur-Seine has preserved a beautiful group of half-timbered houses. In the hollow of the Ource valley, enjoy the charm of the winegrowing village of Essoyes, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the painter Renoir.
Bubbles with andouillette
The leading producer of hemp, Aube is also, after the neighbouring Marne, the second largest producer of champagne. Near Bar-sur-Seine, with noble grape varieties, the most famous vineyards are spread out around the Côtes des Bar and des Riceys, which also develops a famous rosé wine of the Riceys.
On the table, savour the andouillette from Troyes, the potée champenoise, the sauerkraut from Brienne-le-Château, the cheese from Chaource, accompanied by a wide range of aromatic champagnes.