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  CurrencyEuro
  
  
  
  Culinary specialities Wild boar, Agneau á la champenoise (shoulder of lamb stuffed with tomatoes), Eels, Trout
  
  Nearest P&O port Calais
  
  Famous PeopleDom Pérignon – wine making monk
  
  Historical factIn 1911, 40,000 soldiers were dispatched to quell an uprising known as the Champagne riot that almost left the region in a state of civil war.
  
  
  
  Average temperaturesWinter 10C / Summer 18C