Aurelian fought a battle here in 274 AD, but a major settlement did not begin here until about the 11th Century.
Today, Chalons-en-Champagne is known for its pictaresque streets, history and architecture, and military camp.
People Born in Chalons-en-Champagne
Chalons-en-Champagne in People's Lives
Nicolas Appert: I was born here in 1749, the son of an innkeeper who also worked, as his ancestors had, as a farmer. My father's farm was a wonderful place of adventure and discovery for me growing up, and I loved exploring it as a young boy.