Champagne-Ardenne is a region in France you probably have heard of even if you think you haven’t – it is where everyone’s favorite drink, champagne, comes from. It is also one of the most historically diverse, colorful and rich parts of the country due to its involvement in World War I, among other significant events. If you’re a backpacker or budget traveler looking to have the time of your life immersing yourself in beauty and elegance in the countryside, this is the region you need to see.
Thankfully, you will never run out of things to do and places to stay while at this marvelous region. There are over 45 small hostels scattered around the countryside that are perfect for groups of young travelers looking to save their budgets for the important stuff. If you’re only looking for a place to lay your head for the night, there are also bed and breakfast establishments everywhere along with farmstays and other quaint attractions to enjoy.
The point here is to find a place to crash for an incredibly affordable price so that you can truly enjoy the beauty of this French wonder. For one, you can go out and visit the historic wine cellars and vineyards of the region, some of which are hundreds of years old, and taste some of the best champagne ever made, handcrafted by the experts. After that, you can go back to the hostel to sleep off the buzz before heading out to visit the preserved trenches used by Allied troops in the dreadful Battle of the Ardennes.
You don’t even have to take a cab to these places. From your affordable hostel you can usually rent a bicycle or a bunch of them out so you and your group can cycle through the countryside visiting all these places at your own leisure.
After you have visited all the different places and seen all you can see, you can satisfy the appetite you have worked up by eating out at one of the over 960 places to eat, large and small, that are scattered all over the region.
No meal in Champagne-Ardenne would be complete without a glass of champagne to wash it all down too! All together, Champagne-Ardenne is beautiful, elegant, and yet untouched by the industrialism that is ruining other historic sites today.
Hi, I'm Jakob Lombardi,
the Hostelz.com local expert for Champagne-Ardenne hostels. Welcome.