Visiting Champagne-Ardenne is now easier than ever with even more tourist attractions and sites included in the region's different visitor's passes. For a modest outlay, these passes offer special benefits, discounts and free entries to a wide range of places and activities, representing excellent value for money and enabling the visitor to get more out of a stay in the region.
The Champagne Pass (Oenopass) offers a selection of visits to champagne cellars and heritage sites connected to champagne. The pass is available in two versions: five visits for the special price of €25 (instead of €50) or ten visits for €50 (instead of €100); valid for one year from purchase.
The Golf Pass (Pass Golf en Champagne) gives the opportunity to play three rounds of golf at any of the eight participating clubs. Costing €105 and available from any of the clubs involved; valid for one year from purchase.
The Reims City Card is an excellent value way for discovering the city on a short break. It includes a champagne cellar visit and tasting (from a choice of five well-known champagne brands) and two audio-guided tours from a choice of six. Costing €16, the pass is available from Reims Tourist
Office, next to the cathedral.
The Troyes Pass comprises a booklet of 11 vouchers that give entry to five different museums, free champagne and chocolate tastings, bicycle hire, a guided tour and additional reductions at a selection of the town's famous discount fashion stores. The pass, costing just €12, is available from the Troyes Tourist Office and is valid throughout 2013.
The Pass Tourisme 52 in the Haute-Marne (52 is the department code) gives access to 33 special offers and discounts, ranging from heritage and history sites to accommodation. There is no up-front charge for the pass itself – these special deals are available once the first visit (or overnight stay) has been paid for at the normal price. Available from the beginning of April and from all the participating partners, the pass is valid throughout 2013.
A similar pass for exploring the French Ardennes is also due in April. This will cover a dozen different tourist sites and attractions and will be available from the department's tourist offices and participating partners.