Aube en Champagne

Nigloland amusement park If you’re looking a grand day out you can’t go wrong with a trip to Nigloland. Named after its hedgehog mascot Niglo, this theme park in the south of Aube has been a family favourite since it opened its doors in 1987.Thrilling attractions Adrenalin junkies fasten your seat belts! At Nigloland you’re spoilt for choice; adventurers will love the swinging Pirate Galleon and the rushing rapids of the Canadian River with its 20 metre waterfall – for those not wanting to get their hair wet the runaway Mine Train provides the thrills without the spills. Try the Space Experience for an astronomical extravaganza, or take a trip through the Haunted Manor for a truly hair-raising experience.Enjoyment for all the familyIf you’re not a fan of being scared silly Nigloland offers family walks in a country setting. For nature lovers there’s also the opportunity to while away a tranquil afternoon drifting down the enchanted river with only birdsong and the gentle lapping of water in the background. Little ones aren’t left out of the fun either – they’ll love the Nigloland rides specially created for our smaller visitors and reserved exclusively for those under regular height restrictions.www.nigloland.fr/englishTroyes, the capital of factory outlets and retailersIt was in Troyes that the idea of factory outlets, now much copied but never equalled, was originally born. This successful concept has seen more than two million visitors each year coming to Troyes to bargain hunt. Shopping breaks Troyes is the biggest European centre of its kind – part of its reputation today is due to this innovative type of commercial tourism. Marked by a long textile tradition dating back to the 12th century, it offers tourists a wide selection of major brands at exceptional prices in more than 250 shops. Just a few examples of the brands on offer include Armani, Versace, Petit Bateau, Cacharel, Adidas, Lacoste, Blanc Bleu, Polo Ralph Lauren, New Man, Nike, Reebook, Kooka�, Donaldson, Timberland, Catimini and Mexx.Each year millions of visitors from every walk of life stream into Troyes to shop in these modern-day Aladdin’s caves. Bargain-hunters will love rifling through the reams of international designer brands on offer – and with discounts of up to 50% on shop stock, who can blame them? Make sure to pay a visit during the sales season as well when prices are slashed even further – great if you’re planning ahead for the festive period.Three major centres to visit: Marques Avenue in St Julien les VillasTel: (Fr) 3 25 82 80 80 or visit www.marquesavenue.com McArthur Glen in Pont Sainte Marie Tel: (Fr) 3 25 70 47 10 or visit www.mcarthurglen.frMarques City in Pont Sainte MarieTel: (Fr) 3 25 46 37 48 or visit www.marquescity.comEnjoy a break in Champagne and discover our ideas for holidays in Champagne.Internet link: www.escapades-en-champagne.comMore information on Aube en Champagne can be found atwww.aube-champagne.co.uk