Champagne-Ardenne Local Customs

  • In the park
    In the park
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  • Local Customs
    by Nemorino
  • In the park
    In the park
    by Nemorino

Champagne-Ardenne Local Customs

  • Christmas market at Reims

    A traditional that grows, one of the first one I took part and photos from a visit in 2010. This year will be on from November 21 to December 28. Schedules Mondays 14 h > 19 h 30, Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10 h 30 > 19 h 30; Fridays 10 h 30 > 20 h, Saturdays 10 h 30 > 21 h, and Sundays 10 h 30 > 19 h 30 .The festivities will cover...

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  • mushrooms picking in the Marne

    You need to know which one to pick as not all are edible. My in-laws go every year to Auvergne to pick them in october. Near where they live in Seine et Marnethe best areas areFontainebleau, Villefermoy (between Le Châtelet-en-Brie and Nangis), Nanteau (south of Nemours), Ferrières or Monceau. If the rain is scarse then better do it by...

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  • The witches of Sugny

    Sugny is a small village near the border with France, on N810, and driving through I noticed the presence of strange inhabitants. . . . . the village was decorated with witches statues or puppets. The four first pictures show some samples of these strange inhabitants.In 1657, seven women accused to be witches had been burnt in that village;...

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  • Vendanges (grapes picking)

    A good way to meet the people, drink Champagne and make some money to cover your expenses or more: come and pick up the grapes on the vineyards!You can do that everywhere in France where they do wine, from late August to October, depending on the region and weather.You can also fing some work in the "pressoir", where they press the grapes...

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  • Small fair and flee market

    But random wanderings are always rewarding, despite weather conditions; the day I visited Rocroi, was a market and there was a flea market (well, a car boot sale, people emptying their attics from all things they want to get rid of) and a small fair displaying local products in the fortifications. With that bad weather it was fun and interesting to...

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