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Chaumont is in the Champagne-Ardenne region and is the capital town of the Haute-Marne department. It is situated in Eastern France south east of Paris. It languishes on the edge of a plateau at the confluence of the Marne and the Suize rivers in the upper Marne valley.
Chaumont (Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne) mini guide
Chaumont was built around a 10th century castle which was rebuilt in the 18th century. Chaumont enjoys its strategic position on the steep spur overlooking the Suize and Marne valley and is surrounded by green woods. It has a unique architecture of its own, with many turrets protruding above the entrance doors to houses.
From its Gothic and Renaissance church, the imposing Basilica Chaumont to the imposing rail viaduct, Chaumont has a richness of architecture and historical heritage.
The 16th century church contains an extraordinary masterpiece, a superb straight Tomb dated 1471 that comprises eleven characters in polychrome stone. The visitor is captivated by the artistic representation of pain.
The iconic viaduct is a veritable emblem of the city with its 50 arches on three levels, the impressive stone monument is 600 meters long. It was designed by the architect Emile Decomble as a rail line connecting the upper part of Chaumont. It was built in a record 15 months, between 1855 and 1857. The first level is for pedestrians, with its fantastic view across the valley of the Suize.
|Department:||North East France > Champagne Ardenne > Haute-Marne >|
|Location:||Chaumont is situated in Eastern France south east of Paris.|
Car: Chaumont is on the A5 autoroute.
Train: Chaumont is not on a direct TGV route but you can go to Dijon and change to a local train.
Air: The closest international airports are at Paris and Strasbourg.
|Tourist information website:||http://www.tourisme.fr/tourist-office/chaumont-haute-marne.htm|
|Tourist information contact email:||email@example.com|
|Tourist information switch board number:||+ 33 (0)3 25 03 80 80|
|Tourist information address:||Place du Général de Gaulle, 52000 CHAUMONT-HAUTE-MARNE|
|Quick links to accommodation:||Accommodation near Chaumont (Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne) - Hotels in Chaumont (Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne)|
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