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Discover these 5 perfect places for a lunch in the countryside near Reims

The Montagne de Reims regional natural park is full of bucolic spots where you can enjoy a delicious picnic in the heart of nature.

Whether you’d like to have lunch near vineyards, on a green expanse of grass or in a shady forest, the Reims region offers idyllic vistas to share a meal with friends or family.

Discover the five perfect spots for a most enjoyable and sparkling picnic, revealed by the Canard-Duchêne Champagne House.

5 - A family moment in the Parc de Champagne

Located in the heart of the city of Reims, the Parc de Champagne extends over 22 hectares of greenery, offering city dwellers a peaceful place to recharge their batteries. Designed by Reims-based landscape architect Édouard Redont, this landscaped park boasts numerous outdoor sports and leisure facilities, including gardens and several sports fields, as well as monuments.

Before lunch, enjoy a pleasant stroll and take part in activities such as orienteering races for all ages, beach volleyball tournaments and open-air cinema screenings.

The Parc de Champagne is the ideal place for a family picnic.

4 - A refreshing break along the Coulée verte

Over 24 km, the banks of the Vesle River have been laid out, from the commune of Saint-Brice-Courcelles to Sillery. Why not make the most of this green corridor by bike and find your ideal spot on a verdant expanse?

In 2015, the Coulée Verte’s rational development was recognized nationally as part of the “French Capital of Biodiversity” operation.
You’ll be able to enjoy the refreshing landscape of the canal, and observe the surrounding flora and fauna while having a wide choice of places to lay your tablecloth.

Treat yourself to a refreshing break along the Coulée verte with your picnic.

Coulée Verte de Reims, Champagne Canard-Duchêne

3 - The Maison du Parc for an immersion in unspoilt nature

Located in the village of Pourcy, the Maison du Parc is a reception and information point for visitors wishing to discover the region. It offers a range of activities and events for families and children, focusing on nature discovery and environmental awareness.

Outings are organized to give visitors a better understanding of the region’s fauna, flora and cultural heritage. These are all themes at the heart of the Maison Canard-Duchêne.

Pack your most delicious lunch and settle into one of the best picnic sites to enjoy the surrounding nature to the fullest.
For more information, contact the Parc Naturel Régional de la Montagne de Reims.

2 - Wine immersion on the slopes of the Montagne de Reims

Just a few minutes from the sparkling cities of Reims, Épernay and Châlons-en-Champagne, the Montagne de Reims offers a magnificent landscape of vineyards and forests. Bring your own home-cooked meal and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Champagne region. Discover the vineyards that give its charming atmosphere, perched on the green hills of the Montagne de Reims.

Find a picturesque spot around the rows of vines, spread out your tablecloth and seduce yourself by the breathtaking view of the vineyard hills.

It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy your meal with a bottle of champagne while admiring the natural beauty of the Champagne region.

Montagne de Reims, Champagne Canard-Duchêne

1 - An oasis of greenery in the century-old park of Domaine de Ludes

The Maison Canard-Duchêne welcomes you to a breathtaking, unspoilt setting surrounded by century-old trees in Ludes, where gastronomy and nature meet.

Come and relax in the sunshine, while enjoying emblematic cuvées during a brunch accompanied by fresh and seasonal products, on a lush green grass in the shade of the majestic silent witnesses to the region’s history. As you savor your carefully prepared lunch, the delicate scents of champagne waft through the air, adding a touch of magic to your experience.

Take the opportunity to book your moment of pleasure and sparkle a few champagne bubbles at your brunch in the heart of the Reims mountains, among gently sloping vineyards, flowers and ancient trees.

Dates: Sundays June 18th, July 16th and August 27th 2023.
Reservations up to 7 days before the event by email to or by telephone on the following number: +(33) 3 26 61 11 60.

You can combine your brunch with a visit to the Maison Canard-Duchêne cellars in Ludes to complete your sparkling experience.

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