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A Park for the Montagne de Reims
The Montagne de Reims, a premium natural area in Champagne. Located at the centre of the catchment populations of Reims, Châlons-en-Champagne and Épernay, this territory was classified « Regional natural Park» in 1976, at the initiative of officials from the forest villages of Germaine, St-Imoges and Ville-en-Selve.
The territory of Montagne de Reims renewed its label «Regional natural Park» in 2009 and took on a new « Charter Objective 2020 ». Today, the regional natural Park of Montagne de Reims spreads over 533 km² and covers 65 villages of the Marne County, namely 34,200 inhabitants for a total area of 54,000 hectares.
It is a unique territory, the value and fragility of which justify for the protection and enhancement device it is subject to. Its natural heritage is characterised by various habitats: forest, agricultural lands, ponds and wet areas, slopes and moors sheltering a diversified fauna and flora, some of which being acknowledged of European interest.