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Published on March 17th, 2023 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM

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The French Life: Discover Champagne Wine Region!

Visiting France can be a fantastic opportunity to experience the best of the French lifestyle and culture. So, why not discovering Champagne wine region and stay in a beautiful luxury hotel whose rooms are affordable to your budget and make the most of your visit and immerse yourself in the French way of life.

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The majority of Champagne’s vineyards are located in the area between the cities of Reims and Épernay in northeastern France. This region is known as the “Champagne region” and it is home to some of the most famous Champagne houses in the world.

Reims is often considered the capital of the Champagne region and is home to many historic Champagne houses, including Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, and Pommery. The city is also known for its stunning Gothic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Reims, which was the traditional site of the coronation of the kings of France.

Épernay, on the other hand, is located further south and is home to some of the region’s most prestigious Champagne houses, including Moët & Chandon, Perrier-Jouët, and Pol Roger. The town is also home to the Avenue de Champagne, a grand boulevard lined with beautiful 19th-century mansions that house many of the region’s Champagne houses.

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Both Reims and Épernay make excellent starting points for a tour of the Champagne region, as they offer easy access to many of the region’s vineyards and wineries. Visitors can take guided tours of Champagne cellars, sample different Champagnes, and learn about the region’s history and winemaking traditions.

Le Clos des Roys (http://www.leclosdesroys.fr) is a charming bed and breakfast located in the heart of the Champagne region in the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay. This 19th-century mansion has been beautifully restored and offers comfortable accommodations in a peaceful setting surrounded by vineyards.

The rooms at Le Clos des Roys are elegantly decorated and feature modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and air conditioning. Some rooms also offer views of the vineyards or the garden. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning, which includes fresh pastries, bread, fruit, and homemade jams.

The property also features a beautiful garden where guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. There is also a lounge area with a fireplace, where guests can cozy up with a book or a glass of Champagne.

Le Clos des Roys is located just a short drive from the cities of Reims and Épernay, making it an ideal base for exploring the Champagne region. The bed and breakfast also offers guided tours of local wineries and vineyards, allowing guests to learn about the region’s rich history and winemaking traditions.

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Le Clos des Roys is a wonderful option for travelers looking for a peaceful and comfortable place to stay in the heart of the Champagne region. However, there are some other of my recommendations for great places to stay and experience the French Life while visiting the Champagne wine region:

  1. Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa – This luxury hotel is located in the heart of the Champagne wine region and offers stunning views of the vineyards. The hotel features a Michelin-starred restaurant, a spa, and a range of elegant rooms and suites.
    https://royalchampagne.com
  2. Château de Courcelles – This elegant chateau is located in the village of Courcelles-sur-Vesle and offers luxurious rooms and suites decorated in a traditional French style. The hotel features a Michelin-starred restaurant, a spa, and a beautiful park.
    https://www.chateau-de-courcelles.fr/en/
  3. La Briqueterie – This charming hotel is located in the village of Vinay and offers comfortable rooms and suites decorated in a modern style. The hotel features a Michelin-starred restaurant, a spa, and a beautiful garden.
    https://www.labriqueterie.fr
  4. Le Parc des Crayères – This luxury hotel is located in the city of Reims and offers spacious rooms and suites decorated in a contemporary style. The hotel features a Michelin-starred restaurant, a spa, and a beautiful park.
    https://lescrayeres.com

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There are many wonderful places to stay while visiting the Champagne wine region, ranging from luxurious chateaus to charming bed and breakfasts. Whatever your preferences and budget, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay in this beautiful and historic region.

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About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. She always wanted to see the world, which she did starting at 17 when she had the fortunate opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain. She traveled the world from Hong Kong to Taiwan, from Ireland to Austria, to Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Monaco, and discovered the entire countries of Italy and Morocco. She really feels like a citizen of the world. She finally settled several years in Los Angeles where she worked at the French Consulate of Los Angeles. Passionate about the Arts and History, she earned a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California Berkeley and have studied for a Master program in teaching at the University of Southern California, then she went on to teach French to aspiring UNLV and CSN students in Nevada. She is the founder and Editor in chief of French Quarter Magazine, in which she writes, interviews people in a wide range of circumstances, pitches story ideas to writers and journalists, takes photos, and is currently writing her first work in English, which spans the life of Coco Chanel and is filled with adventure, intrigue, history and love.



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