Discovering Langres!


Langres is one of the 50 most beautiful cities in France. Follow the maze of narrow streets and covered passageways and let the city tell you its history. It is Gallo-Roman through its ancient monuments, medieval by the cathedral of Cluniac inspiration. The Renaissance is seen in elegant town houses.

The Tour de Navarre

In its green stone grandeur, its vaulted ceilings and with casements, the Tower of Navarre now hosts a fun and educational visit for all ages. An unusual journey in the heart of an unforgettable architectural district, etc.

The four lakes

The Lac de la Liez
With its 290 hectares, this lake is the only one that can be admired from the ramparts of Langres. There a number of activities (supervised swimming, pedal boats, fishing, etc.) in a water sports resort offering multiple services.

The Lac de la Mouche
It is retained by a dam of 410 m length viaduct built as a semi-viaduct in 1881 to 1890. One can easily get around this lake of 94 hectares on foot or mountain bike over a distance of 7 km.

The Lac de Charmes
It offers 197 hectares of lake and is famous for fishing, the catches of perch, pike, carp and even catfish delight the specialists. It is possible to swim and go around in pedal boats, canoes, rowing or in boats with an electric motor.

The Lac de la Vingeanne
It is very popular with birdwatchers who come to observe the migrations and the stay of many species of birds through the discovery trail and observatory. The leisure base and beach are ideal for family fun.La

The famous cutlery works of Nogent

Since the nineteenth century, the fame of Nogent has comes from its skill in scissor making and cutlery. Nogent and its surroundings areas from 1924 to now number about thirty of the best award-winning French craftsmen in cutlery, scissor-making and medical-surgical instrumentation.

Basket making in Fayl-Billot

Fayl-Billot, capital of French wicker growing and weaving. Basketry is an old as mankind, and has been used by most peoples.

The Abbey of Auberive

Auberive (External link) is a rich and ancient Cistercian abbey, founded in 1135 on the banks of the Aube by St. Bernard and the Bishop of Langres, Villain d'Aigrement, with the support of neighbouring lords

The Gallo-Roman Mausoleum of Faverolles

In the early Empire (1st century), a high-ranking Lingon had a sumptuous tomb built on the edge of his country estate, more than 20 metres high.

The cheese of Langres

Ambassador of the city, Langres is a small and yellow-orange concave shaped cheese with an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC).

Walking and cycling routes

Geocaching (External link) in the Langre region
Between treasure hunting and high-tech orienteering, geocaching has arrived in the Langres area. GPS in hand, the "geocachers" crisscross the country in search of mysterious buried treasure in geocaches.

500 km of hiking trails

  • Hiking in the Langres area is 40 circuits from 3.5 to 22 km or 495 km of long walking trails

  • The GR-7 ® and the road to St Jacques de Compostela: a common route. It goes through the Langres area over 107 km, the limit of the Vosges to the Côte d'Or, before continuing to the Puy en Velay and the Pyrenees.

  • The Via Francigena: historical journey, used in the Middle Ages by pilgrims travelling from Canterbury (England) in Rome (Italy). Today ® GR 145 the Via Francigena crosses the Haute-Marne over 130 km.

1.000 km of cycling circuits
In addition to the 33 loops from 12 to 115 km going through the Langres area, you can indulge in your favourite hobby by going along the canal towpath "Between Champagne and Bourgogne" for crossing the Haute Marne over 90 km.

The Voie Verte de Langres, an old railway line, is now enjoyed as a quiet route for family walks, and safe for children.