Luxury Sparkling Champagne Walk Champagne
Luxury Sparkling Champagne Walk
Bubbly sensations, luxury hotels and gourmet dining
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. 5 Champagne tours and tastings en route in 5 different world renown champagne houses such as Taitinger, Mercier and Veuve Clicquot.
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.
- A variety of luxury 4 and 5 star hotels and charming chambre d’hôtes
- Michelin starred and gourmet restaurants
- 5 Guided tours and tastings: Mercier, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, du Castellane and Henri Giraud.
You can choose to begin this holiday on Wednesday or Thursday.
Itinerary & Hotels
Arrival Reims day 1
A Transfer to your 4-star Grand Hôtel des Templiers in the heart of old Reims, just a short walk from the famous Cathedral. Sample your first taste of Champagne with a guide and tour of Taittinger. Then back to the hotel with time to relax in the pool and spa before dinner in Le Millénaire and a wonderful tasting menu created by chef and owner Laurent Laplaige (1* Michelin).
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.
- En suite bedrooms
- Indoor swimming pool with whirlpool, sauna and steam bath
- Satellite TV
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.
Reims to Sept-Saulx day 2
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. Dinner will be in the renowned restaurant Le Cheval Blanc.
Les Chambres de mon Moulin
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.
- All rooms are equipped with shower, bath, basin, wc, HDTV and wifi.
- Billiards room
- Large bright living room overlooking the river
Dinner for Belle France Clients will be at the gourmet restaurant Le Cheval Blanc in the heart of Sept-Saulx.
Sept-Saulx to Ay day 3
A short transfer to the start of the walk through vineyards, open countryside and flower decked villages until you reach the attractive town of Ay, famous as a centre of the production of the regions Champagnes. You will be greeted by your host with a tasting of the owners champagne produce, before heading off for a private tasting of the Cuvées at the smaller family run Henri Giraud before finding a restaurant of your choice.
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.
- En suite rooms
- Air conditioning
- Free WiFi
- Laundry facilities
A continental breakfast is served daily in the shared lounge and includes cheeses, cold meats, yoghurt, eggs, fresh fruit juices and homemade cakes.
Ay to Épernay day 4
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.
La Villa Eugène
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.
- Charming, individually decorated bedrooms
- Welcoming staff
- Excellent breakfast
- Mini Bar
- LCD TV with satellite channels
- Heated swimming pool
- Air-conditioned room
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.
Epernay day 5
Spend the day exploring the Avenue de Champagne and the impressive houses. With 'A Golden Bubbles tour' in the morning at Mercier and a guided visit and tasting in the impressive du Castellane Champagne house in the afternoon. Restaurant of your choosing
Epernay to Hautvillers day 6
A gentle climb out of Epernay up into the surrounding vineyards with beautiful far reaching views of the town. Continue thorugh vineyards all the way into Hautvillers where tasting opportunities are available at the Champagne house Tribaut, as recommended by The Gaurdian.
Le Clos des Armoiries
A beautiful town house offering chambre d'hôte in one of the most delightful villages of the Champagne region. Le Clos des Armoiries and your host Corrine offers a welcoming comfortable stay.
- Sun terrace
- Tea making facilities in each room
- Toiletries and hair dryer in each room
- Shared lounge
Hautvillers to Rilly-la-Montagne day 7
A woodland walk across the Montagne de Reims to reach the beautiful village of Rilly-la-Montagne with its Premier Cru Champagne appellation. Relax in the spa at the stunning Château de Rilly and enjoy a gourmet dinner on the terrace.
Château de Rilly
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.
- Clients eat on the Discovery menu in the elegant Castle Restaurant or out on the terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens.
- Non-smoking rooms
- Air Conditioning
- Free WiFI
- Laundry service
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
Lemon tart with citrus fruits
Rilly-la-Montagne to Reims day 8
A choice of a 7 mile walk or a short train journey into the heart of Reims. A final guided tour and tasting at the Taittinger Champagne house before arriving at your elegant 5 star Hotel Château Les Crayères. The gastronomic dinner in the 2* Michelin restaurant Le Parc is a truly perfect way to finish your holiday.