Picturesque towns and villages


What to do in Champagne Ardenne?

Haute Marne offers you beautiful hilly landscapes, many small picturesque villages, and towns on the champagne trail.

Not forgetting the largest artificial lake in Europe: the Lac du Der, ideal for walking, water sports on the lake or relaxing on its beaches. For a weekend or a stay, with family or friends – it’s up to you!

Come and stay at La Forge de Sainte Marie campsite and discover our magnificent
Champagne Ardenne region


Joinville, 12 kilometres from the campsite, is a charming town where you can find everything you need during your stay at La Forge de Sainte Marie. The little cafés along the canal are perfect for an afternoon coffee or beer, and the pretty buildings from 500 years ago give Joinville its welcoming atmosphere.

Saint Dizier

In Saint-Dizier you will find a wide range of shops and cafés, as well as art and craft shops. Perfect for finding souvenirs for family and friends.


In Chaumont, an impressive viaduct welcomes you. Discover this beautiful historic city with its winding streets and majestic squares. The river Marne flows through the city, you can combine a shopping outing with a walk along the river.


Neufchâteau, a small town in the neighbouring département of Vosges, organises a music festival in summer. Listen to all kinds of live music in the charming streets and alleys and spend an unforgettable day.


In times of war, the fortified town of Langres was an important strategic point for the whole region. The town overlooks a vast panorama, which meant that soldiers could guard a large area. You can walk up to the highest point of the town, or take the funicular. Langres is also known for its artisan cheese.


Bayel, one hour from the campsite, is famous for its crystal. Discover the secrets of hand-blown crystal during a guided tour of the workshops.


Troyes is the historic capital of Champagne and has a renowned heritage: a historic medieval and Renaissance centre surrounded by modern architecture, with a magnificent cathedral in the heart of the city. All included in an area in the symbolic shape of a Champagne cork. On your way back to the campsite, stop at the McArthurGlen centre for great bargains on big brands!

Reims and Epernay

Reims and Epernay, linked by the picturesque ‘Route de Champagne’, are home to some of the most prestigious champagne houses in France such as Moët et Chandon. Visit both cities and admire the splendour of the cathedral in Reims, the city of the kings of France, followed by a guided tour of one of the many champagne cellars in Epernay.

What to do in Champagne Ardenne?

Book at La Forge de Sainte Marie campsite and discover the Champagne Ardenne region.

We offer mobile homes and gites for rent in our exceptional estate with an indoor swimming pool, playground, table-tennis table and a range of activities to do with family or friends.