Champagne Ardenne Culture and Events
Annual Carnival and Flower Market, Epernay
Contact Tourist Office for more details, tel: (00 33) 3 26 53 33 00.
Annual Medieval Festival, Sedan
Jousting, tournaments, markets, feasts and more. Tel Tourist Office for details: (00 33) 3 24 27 73 73.
Furies Festival, Chalons-en-Champagne
Annual acrobatic circus and street theatre including acts from the town’s National Circus School. See www.festival-furies.com.
Annual Joan of Arc Festival, Reims
Fetes Johanniques, celebrating the memory of France’s patron saint with shows, medieval markets, music and light, fireworks and more. Contact (00 33) 3 266 82 45 66 for more details or Reims Tourist Office tel: (00 33) 26 77 45 00.
Aube Champagne Route Festival, Villages of Colombe-le-Sec and Colombe-la-Fosse
Buy a champagne flute for free access to tastings at cellars. Restaurants put on special meals, floral decorations, vineyard visits. Details from Aube Tourist Information Office, tel: (00 33) 325 42 50 00.
Flaneries Musicales d'Ete, Reims
June - July
Over 150 concerts, mostly free, held in locations throughout Reims. More information on the dedicated website.
Annual Grape Harvest, Champagne Ardenne
Many producers organize special events. Contact local tourist offices.
Puppet Festival, Charleville-Mezieres
Visit Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes - usually held every 3 years.
Puppet festival in the world capital of puppetry takes over the town. Performances for visitors by professionals from France and abroad. Check to confirm dates - available May www.festival-marionnette.com
or tel: (00 33) 3 24 59 94 94. There are local summer puppet shows in town every year.
Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.