Champagne caves & First World War battlefields
Fly Fishing in the Champagne region
2 hours east of Paris
|One of our most interesting fishing breaks. A unique occasion to combine sport, culture, and a perfect countryside rest. On the way from Paris to the fishing spot, you can make a stop to visit the outstanding premises of the Champagne wineries. Some of them feature kilometers of chalky caves at a depth of 30 to 50 meters. Some are visited from a little train, others from a luxury sort of mine wagoon, others more simply just walking. In any case the explanations around the making of champagne are fascinating.|
Visit the wineries and caves of your favorite champagne brand, & the memories of the "Great War"
|Then the fishery is situated in the heart of the battlefields of the Great War 1914-1918. This is a breathtaking experience, and a fantastic occasion for non fishers to enjoy their stay with really unusual and highly intersting activities.|
Picture from the excellent website Art of the First World War - Open here to visit
|The fishing lodge is directly situated on a stunning network of ponds and currents. The crystal clear waters require delicacy and accuracy in the fly presentation. Dry fly is used during most of the season but nymphing at a sighted feeding fish is the queen technique. The lodge has an excellent fly shop and can rent equipment or arrange tuitions.|
The very elegant lodge premises are near the famous ridge of Les Eparges
A great setting for a perfect rest
and a challenging fly fishing experience.
Fly fish for beautiful brown and rainbow trout, brookies and chars
|The fishing lodge is arranged like a comfortable club house fully dedicated to accomodate anglers and their non fishing companions. There is a sunny terrace, a comfortable bar, and an excellent restaurant serving local rural cuisine. It is truely, THE place to spend a few relaxing days out of reach of any worries of modern life.|
after fishing bar and restaurants are waiting to hear your stories...
|You will learn a lot about countryside gastronomy. The owner is an expert in home made game pâtés, wild boar hams, fresh porcinis and farm distilled fruit brandies|
|Guests interested by litterature should know that beside hundreds of thousands anonymous, writers like Alain Fournier, Louis Pergaud and Charles Péguy, fell during the great war, only a few miles away from the place we describe.|
Prices & Accommodation
Please ask by email for the specific closed waters rates
Choice of accommodation for the Champagne fishery
Quaint village hotel or very affordable luxury Chateau.
Very affordable luxury Chateau hotel
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