VIA FRANCIGENA

FROM LAON TO REIMS

Trip Style

Countryside and vineyards

Availability

March to October

Highlight

The Unique Champagne region, Cathedral in Laon and in Reims

Price from

490 EUR

 

Grade

VIA FRANCIGENA – FROM LAON TO REIMS – 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

 

This trip is much shorter in the number of days but the kms covered in a single day are quite long but not arduous.

 

The region that you will be mostly walking through is the Champagne region, and so you will have an opportunity should you wish to sample some of this local produce!

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PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: Laon


Arrive into Laon where you can visit the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Laon as well as the many other historic buildings in the town.

Day 2: Laon to Corbeny (29km)


Leaving Laon, you will follow mostly a grassy track to the downhill, across a river and through woods until you reach Vorges where you can grab an early morning coffee or snack or continue 1 km more to the village of Bruyères-et-Montbèrault, where you can also stop for a morning break. Walking on through rolling hills of field and roads edged by forests, you will come to Corbeny. While in Corbeny, be sure to sample some of the local Cuvée Saint Marcoul sparking white or rosé wine.

Day 3: Corbeny to Hermonville (25km)


Leaving Corbeny, you will be walking on quiet country roads for the first 6.5 kms today where you will reach the village of Pontavert where you can hopefully get a freshly baked snack from the bakery. Following the Canal Latéral à l’Aisne, you will head to Gernicourt, where you will veer away from the canal and take a straight road to Cormicy and now enter the Marne department and north east of France. A short walk later you will be in Hermonville. Hermonville is also in the French region of Champagne-Ardenne so why not try the locally produced and well deserved after these long days walking, Champagne Franck Debut.

Day 4: Hermonville to Reims (18km)


From Hermonville, you will make your way to your final stop for this section, Reims. Passing through the countryside and woodlands, you will then begin to see more frequently the vineyards that produce the grape for Champagne. Passing through villages with picturesque stone houses, you will come to the village of Saint-Thierry where you might want to have a break before making the final walk into Reims. Reims has been a major city in this region since the time of the Romans and is where the crowing of the kings of France use to take place. Be sure to visit the Cathedral with its awe-inspiring stained glass windows and as a treat, sample some of the locally produced Champagne.

Day 5: Reims


After breakfast we bid you farewell.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 4 nights in 3* hotels
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • Detailed Walking Notes
  • Francigena Holiday Pack
  • Luggage Transfer
  • 24/7 Customer Care
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees (museums, monasteries)
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Extra night stays
  • Upgrade to authentic & luxury accommodation
  • Dinner

Access

Way in & out:


The closest airport is in Paris. From here you can get the TGV to Laon or from Reims to Paris, and information on times and prices can be found on the following website here.

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