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Champagne, France

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Where is Champagne, France? 

Champagne is a historic province in the northeast of France, best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name. The area is about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. There are five departments within the region: Aisne, Aube, Haute-Marne, Marne, and Seine-et-Marne. The towns of Troyes (capital of Champagne), Reims and Épernay are the commercial centers of the area. Most of Champagne is now part of the French administrative region of Champagne-Ardenne.

In the High Middle Ages, the province was famous for the Champagne Fairs.wikipedia


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Champagne, France - Cathédrale Saint-Étienne
Châlons-en-Champagne, MARNE, CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
Established 13th century
Source: Google maps
Champagne, France

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne
Châlons-en-Champagne, MARNE, CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE
Established 13th century
Source: Google maps
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Champagne, France

Champagne, France -
Champagne, France

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Champagne, France


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The Regiment of Champagne, founded by Henry II in 1558, was one of the four oldest regiments under the Ancient Regime.

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16th and 17 century - The most sought after wines were those "white wines" made from red wine grapes, such as Pinot noir which had more flavor, aromatics and longevity.
Throughout the 16th and early 17th century, Champenois winemakers tried to produce the best "white" ...Read MORE...

After being destroyed during the French Wars of Religion, the Benedictine Abbey at Hautvillers was rebuilt and replanted its vineyards.
By 1661, the Abbey had 25 acres (10 ha) of vineyards but were also receiving tithes in the form of...Read MORE...

Following the death of Louis XIV in 1715, his nephew Philippe II, Duke of Orléans became the Regent of France. The Duke of Orléans enjoyed the sparkling version of Champagne and featured it at his nightly petits soupers at the Palais-Royal.
This sparked a craze in Paris as restaurants and fashionable society sought to emulate the Duke's...Read MORE...

1790 - Along with the other traditional French provinces, Champagne was abolished as a separate entity in 1790.

www.britannica.com/ EBchecked/ topic/ 105130/ Champagne
1859
CHAMPAGNE, an ancient province of France, which, under its counts of the house of Blois, is...Read MORE...

By the end of the 19th century, Champagne was making its mark and embedding itself into popular culture.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here


Doucet dit Laverdure
immigrant flag  Germain DOUCET dit LAVERDURE (abt. 1595, , France - aft. 1654, Champagne, France)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1639
Pierre RICHARD (1620 - ) & Anne MASSON (1621 - )
married 1639
 

Cemeteries in Champagne, France

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