Aube-Champagne in Troyes, France will be one of the exhibitors at the International Wine Tourism Conference in 2015.
A recent interview with Laetitia Roggero in marketing at Aube-Champagne revealed that the tourism site offers a wealth of information for the tourist. The area is located only 90 minutes from Paris. Below are some of the details provided by Laetitia. She suggested planning a four-day trip to the area. In 2014, 46,000 wine tourists visited the region.
Aube-Champagne, located in Troyes, France offers three online sites for people to find the information they need. Information is available for individuals, groups or MICE. (MICE is an acronym for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.) Brochures and websites are provided in English, French, Dutch/ Flemish, German and Italian. Depending on your needs check out these links for individuals, for groups and for MICE visitors: .
“A medieval jewel. This historic town, over-flowing with artistic treasures, has lost nothing of its past.
An architectural and artistic treat awaits you…the tiny, cobbled streets and typical timber framed houses are just delightful. The town also has 9 churches, a cathedral and a basilica.”
The park covers 70,000 hectares of breathtaking countryside including three lakes. A variety of outdoor activities are available year round such as cycling, horse riding and trekking. For those wanting to watch the wildlife in the forest, an observatory has been built especially for visitors. A bird sanctuary with more than 265 species of birds can be spotted in the park. The best time for bird watching is during the spring and summer months. However, guided bird watching is available in the park between October and March.
A beautiful mix of natural countryside, forest, vineyards, orchards, rivers and lakes all intermingle to make this one of the prettiest areas in the region. Together, the three man-made lakes in the huge natural park cover 5500 hectares. The lakes were built to control the water levels of the Seine, but today, they are of interest to lovers of sports, nature and relaxation!
Over a quarter of France’s Champagne production comes from the grapes of Aube en Champagne.
The area boasts 6700 hectares of vines in two natural zones: Le Barséquanais and the Barsuraubois.
The grape varieties grown are Pinot Noir 86%, Chardonnay 9% and Pinot Meunier 5.1%. The total harvest is 58,000,000 bottles.
Since 1994, the Aube department has been part of the champagne route, including the Côte des Bar. The owners on this route open their cellars to the public and speak about their vineyards with great pride and enthusiasm.
Have a free weekend? Laetitia noted that, “Troyes is a perfect destination for a weekend or city break with numerous museums, churches and good gastronomy (andouillette, chaource, champagne…), medieval streets and timber framed houses.”
When attending the International Wine Tourism Conference, stop by the Aube-Champagne table for more details. Anyone attending IWINETC will want to add a few extra days to their itinerary to include the region.
The 7th annual International Wine Tourism Conference, Exhibition and Workshop 2015 (IWINETC) will be held in the city of Reims. The Champagne-Marne Tourism Board, Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Marne will be the premium sponsor for the event.
IWINETC is the leading global event for the wine and culinary tourism industry. IWINETC 2015 will provide, once again a unique opportunity to build essential contacts, discover a new destination and services key to the future of your business, expand your industry knowledge and maximise your return on time.
There are so many ways to participate at IWINETC 2015:
- as a conference delegate >>
- as a wine tourism experience provider at the wine tourism workshop >>
- as a key sponsor >>
- as a sponsor of tours and evening events >>
Article by Kathy Sullivan, Wine Trail Traveler