Located at the junction of the Marne and the Via Agrippa, built in the 1st century BC, the city of Châlons-en-Champagne has been witness to more than 2,000 years of history. By turn commercial town thanks to its manufacturing of sheets, royal town and finally military town, Châlons has adapted to the times whilst accumulating a heritage which reflects these different eras.
Looking to discover Châlons between screenings? The Tourist Board has put together a two-hour lightning itinerary in which to visit the city’s main places of interest in record time.
The “Sparkling Venice”
Every two seconds on average a bottle of champagne is opened somewhere in the world. They obviously all come from the same region. The canals of Châlons-en-Champagne and their proximity to the Houses of Champagne have earned it the name, the “Sparkling Venice”. Attending War on Screen therefore gives the opportunity to discover this famous wine.
At the Festival you can find the Closquinet and Sanger champagnes, partners of War on Screen, with both wine tasting sessions or a single glass at the bar of La Comète. Consult the Festival guide for all our partners’ offers, and perhaps discover some of the other wines of the Champagne region.