Chavanges, a small town deep in the countryside
Chavanges on the outcrops of the chalky Champagne Plateau, overlooks the bocage, the countryside of hedgerows and meadows unfurled at its feet. The wood for its covered market and timbered houses with their doors onto the street give way to white stone in the vast church dedicated to St. George. Its 29-metre bell tower rises high above the transept, chancel and chapels illustrating developments in the art of stained glass over the 16th century. Visitors are always brought to a halt by the Apocalypse Window after engravings by Dürer.
From its chalky plateau, Chavanges provides a superb view from the observation platform around the “Bottle”, a chimney-shaped brick construction that is actually a triangulation point dating from the early 20th century. Built by the Army, these “geodesic chimneys” were used for topographical surveys of the country. And you can take this observation platform as the starting point for some wonderful outings through the Chavanges area.
In October, don’t miss the traditional “Onion Fair”, a great opportunity to taste some excellent onion tarts.
Mairie de Chavanges
Hôtel de Ville
Phone: +33 (0)3 25 92 10 24