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Updated for 2017

Luxury Sparkling Champagne Walk

Bubbly sensations, luxury hotels and gourmet dining

Updated for 2017

Luxury Sparkling Champagne Walk

Drinking Champagne in Epernay is like listening to Mozart in Salzburg… Walk through leafy vineyards and lush woodland on this luxurious holiday, where you’ll enjoy charming accommodation and fine cuisine. A tour and tasting at the Mercier Champagne house is included.

This holiday includes taxi transfers and a train ride that can't be shown on the map below. Consequently the outline is approximate and for a rough indication only. Please call for more details.

Holiday Highlights

  • A mix of luxury 4 and 5 star hotels and quality small chambre d’hôtes
  • Michelin starred and gourmet restaurants
  • Mercier champagne house tour and tasting
  • Champagne tasting upon arrival on day 3

What's Included

  • 6 days walking
  • 4 nights half board
  • Luxury accommodation and friendly chambre d’hôtes
  • Michelin-starred dinner
  • Mercier Champagne tour and tasting
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Reimsday 1

    Summary

    A Transfer to your 4-star Grand Hôtel des Templiers in the heart of old Reims, just a short walk from the famous Cathedral. Relax in the pool and spa before dinner in Le Millénaire, Michelin starred restaurant.

    Hotel
    • Entrance
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Dining area

    Grand Hôtel des Templiers Reims

    Grand Hotel des Templiers has been created within a house that was originally built in the 19th century in neogothic style. The ambiance was restored years later, when the property hosted private offices, and finally in the late 1980`s it became a hotel. Every year renovations are made, especially in its 18 guestrooms, which are all unique in size and decoration. The property stands in a residential area where you will enjoy quietness and the convenient location close to two of the most famous champagne houses in Reims, Louis Roederer and Krug.

    Features include an indoor swimming pool, with whirlpool, sauna and steam bath; in your room you will find a television with satellite, WiFi, direct telephone, safe and air-conditioning; in the bathroom you will find a hairdryer, slippers and bathrobes.

    Facilities

    • En suite bedrooms
    • Indoor swimming pool with whirlpool, sauna and steam bath
    • Satellite TV
    • WiFi
    • Air-conditioning
    • Hairdryer

    Board

    Cuisine

    Your continental breakfast includes home-made yoghurt, jams, butter, fresh fruits, pressed orange juice, pineapple salad, breads, rolls, chocolate bread, apple pie, tea, coffee or hot chocolate, cereals. On your first evening, dinner is booked in a nearby gourmet restaurant and at the end of your holiday you are booked bed and breakfast only giving you the opportunity to try some of the wonderful restaurants nearby.

  • 2

    Reims to Sept-Saulxday 2

    Summary

    Transfer mid morning to the Fort de la Pompelle (scene of much fighting during the Great War). Then head off to your charming Chambre d’hôte, an ancient mill, with dinner in the nearby restaurant.

    Hotel
    • Les Chambres de mon Moulin, Sept-Saulx
    • Les Chambres de mon Moulin, Bathroom
    • Les Chambres de mon Moulin, Billiards Room

    Les Chambres de mon Moulin Sept- Saulx

    This tiny modest Chambres d'hôtes offers a friendly warm welcome with beautifully decorated rooms and modern bathrooms.  The pretty setting on the river makes this a relaxing and pleasant stay.

    Facilities

    • All rooms are equipped with shower, bath, basin, wc, HDTV and wifi.
    • Billiards room
    • Library
    • Large bright living room overlooking the river

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner for Belle France Clients will be at the gourmet restaurant Le Cheval Blanc in the heart of Sept-Saulx.

    9 mi
    (14km)

  • 3

    Sept-Saulx to Ayday 3

    Summary

    A longer walk today through vineyards, open countryside and flower decked villages until you reach the tiny town of Ay where you will receive a champagne tasting welcome. Dinner will be at a gourmet restaurant of your choice.

    Hotel
    • Exterior at dusk
    • Modern hotel room with double bed
    • Modern hotel room with master double
    • Rustic style bathtub
    • Rustic style bar area

    Domaine Sacret Ay

    Located in the heart of Ay, a short distance from Epernay, this small, elegant guest house offers a very personal stay. The four large rooms are uniquely decorated with traditional furnishings, and there is a terrace and bar. Champagne is brewed on site by the owners, who will gladly provide a tasting for guests. There are some lovely restuarants within walking distance.

    Facilities

    • En suite rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • TV
    • Free WiFi
    • Terrace
    • Bar
    • Laundry facilities

    Board

    Cuisine

    A continental breakfast is served daily in the shared lounge and includes cheeses, cold meats, yoghurt, eggs, fresh fruit juices and homemade cakes.

    14 mi
    (23km)

  • 4

    Ay to Épernayday 4

    Summary

    A relaxing walk into the heart of Epernay, in time for lunch before your tour with tastings of the famous Mercier Champagne house before settling into your 4 star hotel La Villa Eugene. Relax by the pool before finding a restaurant of your choice.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior
    • Bedroom
    • Dining room
    • Bedroom

    La Villa Eugène Epernay

    Luxury hotel in a former Belle Epoche residence. Enjoy sitting outside on the terrace sipping a glass of champagne.

    This splendid residence from the 19th century, which once belonged to the Mercier Family (famous for Champagne), is situated in Avenue de Champagne in Epernay. The 15 rooms, including 7 suites, are uniquely decorated in a colonial style, inspired by Louis XVI, and offer a very high standard of accommodation.

    Facilities

    • Charming, individually decorated bedrooms
    • Welcoming staff
    • Excellent breakfast
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe
    • LCD TV with satellite channels
    • Heated swimming pool
    • Air-conditionned room
    • Parking
    • Terrace

    Board

    Cuisine

    Hotel supplies bed and breakfast only. Easy access on foot to a good selection of restaurants in central Epernay - we particularly recommend La Cave à Champagne.

    3 mi
    (5km)

  • 5

    Epernay to Rilly-la- Montagneday 5

    Summary

    A woodland walk today across the Montagne de Reims as you descend into the village of Rilly-la-Montagne with its Premier Cru Champagne appellation. Settle into the beautiful Château de Rilly for a relaxing evening and gourmet dinner.

    Hotel
    • Château de Rilly
    • Château de Rilly
    • Château de Rilly
    • Château de Rilly

    Château de Rilly Rilly-la-Montagne

    Château de Rilly is a grand former 18th century wine house on the outskirts of Reims. It is part of the Château and Hotels Collection and offers a peaceful stay in beautiful surroundings, traditional charm and modern comfort.

    Facilities

    • Clients eat on the Discovery menu in the elegant Castle Restaurant or out on the terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens.
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Minibar
    • Air Conditioning
    • Free WiFI
    • Laundry service

    Board

    Cuisine

    Bay prawn ceviche
    Foie Gras with beggar fruits

    Saddle of lamb with herbs coat served with eggplant caviar, lavender flavour 
    Turbot with chlorophyll emulsion and baby vegetables

    Our cheese platter

    Iced soufflé Grand Marnier
    Blooming chocolat
    Caramel variation
    Lemon tart with citrus fruits

    9 mi
    (14km)

  • 6

    Rilly-la Montagne to Reims(outskirts)day 6

    Summary

    A choice of a 7 mile walk or a short train journey into the heart of Reims and your 5 star Château hotel Les Crayères. Gourmet restaurant set in beautiful grounds.

    Hotel
    • Domaine les Crayères
    • Domaine les Crayères
    • Domaine les Crayères
    • Domaine les Crayères

    Domaine Les Crayères Reims

    Domaine Les Crayères – a Relais & Châteaux Hotel has repeatedly elicted recognition from world-class newspapers and magazines. The 20 rooms and en-suites are tastefully decorated and radiate France’s hallmark brand of classical style.

    This house, which was once the de Polignac family’s home, has been likened to a treasure chest, and has been a tribute to comfort and class, since 1904. Interior architect Pierre-Yves Rochon has entirely restored it, reviving and modernising its distinctive ‘Château’ class from every perspective, and steeped it in sophisticated, subtly tantalising, panache.

    Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Air conditioned restaurant

    Board

    Cuisine

    Discover the gourmet menu and enjoy the unique gastronomic experience in the refinded setting in the renowned gourmet restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the beautiful grounds.

    7 mi
    (11km)

  • 7

    Reimsday 7

    Summary

    Transfer from Les Crayères to return to Reims and time to discover the many champagne houses, final night at the 4 start spa hotel Les Grands Templiers. Dinner at a gourmet restaurant of your choice.

    Hotel
    • Entrance
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom
    • Dining area

    Grand Hôtel des Templiers Reims

    Grand Hotel des Templiers has been created within a house that was originally built in the 19th century in neogothic style. The ambiance was restored years later, when the property hosted private offices, and finally in the late 1980`s it became a hotel. Every year renovations are made, especially in its 18 guestrooms, which are all unique in size and decoration. The property stands in a residential area where you will enjoy quietness and the convenient location close to two of the most famous champagne houses in Reims, Louis Roederer and Krug.

    Features include an indoor swimming pool, with whirlpool, sauna and steam bath; in your room you will find a television with satellite, WiFi, direct telephone, safe and air-conditioning; in the bathroom you will find a hairdryer, slippers and bathrobes.

    Facilities

    • En suite bedrooms
    • Indoor swimming pool with whirlpool, sauna and steam bath
    • Satellite TV
    • WiFi
    • Air-conditioning
    • Hairdryer

    Board

    Cuisine

    Your continental breakfast includes home-made yoghurt, jams, butter, fresh fruits, pressed orange juice, pineapple salad, breads, rolls, chocolate bread, apple pie, tea, coffee or hot chocolate, cereals. On your first evening, dinner is booked in a nearby gourmet restaurant and at the end of your holiday you are booked bed and breakfast only giving you the opportunity to try some of the wonderful restaurants nearby.

Route & Location

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  • From £1829 per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station, change stations in Paris and arrive Reims mid afternoon.

    Return Depart Reims mid morning, change stations in Paris, arrive St Pancras International station late afternoon.

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