After spending the day enjoying the fantastic champagne and gastronomy that Champagne has to offer, rest your head in luxurious accommodation with views over the vineyards or choose a more modern resting place like a bubble right amongst the vines!
Reims as the traditional site for the coronation of French monarchs has a rich heritage. To find out more about the city’s fascinating history, visit Reims Cathedral, the Palace of Tau next door, and the Abbey of Saint-Remi.
The conveniently located Best Western Premier Hôtel de la Paix offers 163 soundproofed, air-conditioned, and meticulously furnished rooms just a stone’s throw from Place Drouet d’Erlon where you can find the Subé Fountain.
Enjoy Michelin-starred gastronomic excellence alongside your sumptuous stay at Séjour Impérial au Domaine Les Crayères in Reims, where a 6-course menu “Voyage avec le chef” (Journey with the chef) created by award-winning chef, Philippe Mille. Choose from an extensive champagne and wine list — there are over 700 références for Champagne alone.
Just outside Reims, benefit from convenient access to the city while enjoying peaceful surroundings at the Château de Rilly. Built in 1795, the château retains much of its character and charm but has been updated to meet modern standards — take a dip in your jacuzzi.
Epernay is the capital of Champagne, and the influence of champagne can be found around every corner. Take a trip along the Avenue de Champagne, which features leading champagne producers like Moët et Chandon — millions of champagne bottles are stored in the cellars underneath.
In Epernay, rest your head at the stunning Champagne de Venoge – Les suites du 33 with views over the famous Avenue de Champagne. Located in the outbuildings of Hôtel Particulier de Venoge, select one of the suites, which all have kitchenettes, or the 3-bedroom apartment with its full kitchen to have the freedom to cook for yourself using the amazing produce on offer in the area.
15 minutes from Epernay, discover the Hôtel Restaurant Les Avisés. Originally built to house the champagne house created by Charles Koch in 1820, today, it has been transformed with modern, artistic interiors. Head downstairs or onto the terrace for an outstanding gastronomic experience in the hotel’s restaurant.
For a romantic getaway, complete with an Impériale massage experience and Biologique Recherche, opt for Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa. Recently voted one of the Top 3 best resorts in Europe, this hotel offers unparalleled luxury and astonishing views over the vineyards.
In Vinay-en-Champagne, discover the quirky and charming Hostellerie La Briqueterie. Sit in the landscaped garden and rose garden while your children play with the complimentary children’s pack.
Aube, named after the river Aube that flows through the department, is not just known for its vineyards but also for France’s largest collection of stained glass windows: 9000 m²! Some of these stunning windows are found in its capital, Troyes, with particularly beautiful examples in the majestic gothic Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Cathedral and Basilique Saint-Urbain de Troyes.
If you’re looking for a unique stay nearby, take a trip to Balnot-sur-Laignes, where you can spend a romantic night in a bubble amongst the vines — a real immersion into the region. Whilst you are there, visit the arboretum on-site, which houses 82 different species of trees.
Find out more about the amazing offers available for delicious oenological and gastronomic experiences on the Explore Grand-Est website: www.explore-grandest.com/en/head-off-on-a-sparkling-getaway-to-champagne
This article concludes our trilogy of articles all about the Champagne region. The first article took a look at great ways to explore the vineyards and cities of the Aube and Marne departments. The second article took us on a journey into the places you can reach gastronomic and oenological heaven in the Champagne region. This final article gives an overview of some of the gorgeous accommodation available for your stay.
Lead photo credit : Enjoy views from the indoor pool at Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa © Royal Champagne Hôtel & Spa
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