Champagne-Ardenne Province of France
History of Champagne-Ardenne
Champagne-Ardenne is a historic province in north
eastern France. The name derives from the Latin campania, meaning "plain."
The county of Champagne was incorporated into France in 1314.
Champagne now comprises the departments of Ardennes, Marne, Aube, and Haute-Marne and
parts of Aisne, Seine-et-Marne, Yonne, and Meuse, with the principal town being Troyes,
the medieval capital of Champagne.