Recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important wine growing regions in the world you can’t go far wrong choosing fishing cottages in Champagne. As well as sparkling wine the area is fizzing with great fishing venues.
Fishing holiday cottages in Champagne can have a café or bar nearby, perhaps a swimming pool or fishing nearby, the choice really is yours and by using the extensive feature list you can easily find your perfect accommodation. The idyllic complex of Les Lacs du Verger offers French carp fishing at its best near to the lively town of Vitry-le-Francois and only a 3.5 hour drive from Calais. There is great access to open water and the whole site is very angler friendly where you can test your skill against some great sized carp. This is a lovely town on the River Marne to visit for those not quite so hooked on fishing. It boasts beautiful religious buildings of the 17th and 18th classical style and a fountain topped by a state in a pretty square.
All Haute-Marne provides fishing enthusiasts with a wonderful setting. With 1,800 km of rivers and lakes, 900 km of second category waterways plus a lovely choice of holiday cottages in Champagne you will be delighted at what there is on offer. You can catch trout and grayling and on the major lakes, where you can go night fishing, there are pike, perch and carp to catch. The whole area has a diverse wildlife and unspoilt environment so perfect to relax, take part in a variety of water sports and lovely walking.
There is great carp fishing near to Bar-sur-Aube which is an old medieval town and home to old buildings and monuments in the old city centre. It’s a pleasure to stroll through the picturesque streets or along the waterways. The scenic countryside in the area is well worth a visit with rolling hills and the Coteaux Champenois, a well-known wine region.
Neat to Troyes is an old mill with fish ponds refreshed by a small river and a very nice venue for a day of fishing. Troyes has a lively centre with half-timbered houses and historic buildings. You will get a real feel of what like was like in the days of Three Musketeers when they were on their heroic adventures.
For the non-anglers there is so much to do such as the famous champagne routes or take in Reims with an incredible cathedral saved from the ravages of the First World War. Epernay is the capital of Champagne and surrounded by vineyards, below the city are miles of cellars storing millions of bottles. Extravagant town houses and mansions are evidence of the wealth of the wine trade in the area.
With warm summers and cool winters this is a great all-year round destination and best enjoyed from your very own self-catering fishing cottage.