Champagne, central and multi-facetted
At the crossroads of three regions and close to Paris, the Champagne region offers a preserved living environment coupled with a strong entrepreneurial dynamic and will make your business take off!
The region is made up of four departments that are as contrasting as they are complementary, with the thirst for entrepreneurship and innovation as their common thread.
The most populous city in the Marne department is inseparable from its world-famous flagship, champagne. However, Reims also excels in other areas, including a world competitiveness cluster in bioeconomy.
Reims employement area
A town focused on the textile industry, Troyes is known for its brand centres which attract 5 million people every year. Innovative, the capital of Aube has other assets, such as the processing of hemp, of which the department is the world’s leading producer.
Troyes employment area
As the prefecture of the Marne, Châlons–en-Champagne aims to become a benchmark for smart agriculture. In addition, its vast agglomeration community offers numerous business opportunities.
Chalons-en-Champagne employment area
At the heart of the region, Saint-Dizier is easily connected to all the major cities of the East. Its industrial past has left it with recognised know-how, and it is home to a Unilever production site.
Saint-Dizier employment area
Infrastructure and connectivity in Champagne
Due to its ideal location, this territory is a perfect strategic choice for developing activities in France and abroad.
- At the crossroads of three regions: Ile de France, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Eastern France
- 3 airports nearby: Paris-Vatry, Orly, Roissy Charles de Gaulle
- 1 TGV station (Reims-Paris Gare de l’Est: 46mn)
- Dense road links to Paris, Germany, Northern and Southern Europe.
Economic sectors, research and training
Although winegrowing plays an important role in the local economy, the region is also well known in other fields, with a strong focus on businesses in all sectors.
- An important nerve centre for logistics (notably serving Eastern France and the Paris region)
- Innovation in historical industries (metallurgy, textiles)
- European Speed Up cooperation on business incubators
- Dynamic and high quality student cluster (engineering, research)
- The I.A.R. cluster (Industries and agro-resources)
- Technology Transfer Acceleration Company (SATT) North in the region .
Seven institutions are grouped together within the COMUE Université de Champagne: the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), the University of Technology of Troyes (U.T.T.), the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), the Ecole Polytechnique Féminine (E. P.F.), the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design (E.S.A.D.) of Reims, the Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce (E.S.C.) of Troyes and the Institut Régional du Travail Social (I.R.T.S.) of Champagne-Ardenne.
They are located in Champagne
Tourism and quality of life
The region offers a diversity of seductive landscapes and sites. From the hillsides, cellars and champagne houses to the small towns with character, it is a whole region that expresses its history and its particularity.
Towns on a human scale, which embrace both a beautiful architectural heritage and a marked appetite for modernity, natural areas where breathing is not an empty word: Champagne knows how to make the most of all its assets.
Of course, the region’s effervescence and charm are linked to the beverage that gives it its name. Champagne is second nature here, shaping both the land and the people, for an alchemy of serenity.
- Culture: festivals (Reims Jazz Festival), Great War sites, cathedrals, castles
- Gastronomy: 7 Michelin-starred restaurants, champagne tasting and winery visit, Fossier pink biscuits
- Leisure, nature and sport: Champagne tourist route, greenways and ecotourism, Nigloland theme park.