Your weekend of Indulgence in the Champagne Region
Welcome to Reims, the heart of the Champagne region, where your weekend getaway awaits. This enchanting city is home to a prestigious lineup of Champagne houses, including renowned names like Mumm, Lanson, Pommery, Ruinart, and the iconic Veuve Clicquot, fondly known as ‘The Widow.’ These celebrated Champagne houses, a part of the elite circle of only 16 establishments honored by L’Academie du Champagne as Grande Marques, are your gateway to an unforgettable Champagne experience.
During your weekend retreat, your hotel, strategically situated just opposite the magnificent 13th-century Gothic Reims Cathedral, promises a 5* experience. This historic cathedral has witnessed the coronation of every French monarch, making it an emblem of grandeur and tradition. Take in awe-inspiring stained-glass windows, some dating back to the 14th century, with one dedicated solely to the artistry and pleasure of Champagne production.
There will be plenty of time during your two night stay to explore the region and maybe make a purchase or two at one of the houses, we will be happy to offer advice as to which houses you might like to visit, but we do suggest that we make a reservation for you prior to the weekend.
Friday 13th September
On arrival in Reims you will check in to the lovely 5* La Caserne Chanzy Hotel and Spa, your base for the weekend. Private or valet parking is available at the hotel
Later in the afternoon we will head out to a local village for a visit to the vineyards and a tasting experience. You will get to taste four different Champagnes; the growers are very generous with their pouring. Don’t worry, we will be arranging luxury coach transfers from the hotel.
After the visit we will adjourn to the Le Comptoir à Bulles in Sacy, a local hidden gem of a restaurant where we will enjoy a relaxed dinner with accompanying wines.
Our bi-lingual host for the visit is a Champagne importer who spent 10 years living in the Champagne region in France.
Saturday 14th September
There will be plenty of free time during the day for you to explore the city or region at leisure or to enjoy the wonderful hotel spa.
The highlight of the trip will be the private evening visit to the noble house of Moet et Chandon, probably the most famous of all the Champagne houses which was established in Epernay by Claude Moet in 1743. Owning 2,900 acres of vineyards in Epernay and the Montagne de Reims, Moet produces up to 28 million bottles of Champagne per year and during dinner each course will be accompanied by a different style of Moet.
We will start with a tour of this wonderful House and cellars before heading into dinner to savour the exquisite Champagne. Throughout the reception and dinner, you’ll have the pleasure of sampling five distinct styles.
Transfers will be arranged to Moet et Chandon.
La Caserne Chanzy
La Caserne Chanzy is the only luxury hotel located in the very heart of Reims, right in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
The hotel’s building is steeped in history. Inaugurated in 1926, it was once the city’s central fire station. It was then transferred outside of the town in 1993. The building stayed empty until 2019, when La Caserne Chanzy Hotel and Spa opened its doors.
Discover the intimate universe of the Deep Nature Spa, a delicate mix of raw materials, colours, glass and mirrors, where everything is done to develop the sensory experience. The space of more than 450 m2 includes a pool with hydromassage jets, a sauna, a hammam, a fitness room and five treatment rooms.
What’s included in your weekend
- Two nights accommodation at Le Caserne Chanzy 5* Hotel with breakfast
- Use of the Hotel Spa and Pool
- Welcome glass of Champagne at check in
- Friday Champagne tasting and tour of vineyards
- Friday dinner with accompanying wines
- Saturday private and exclusive tour of the cellars at Moet and Chandon
- Saturday private and exclusive dinner at Moet and Chandon
- All transfers to tastings
- Oliver Myles Hosts to look after you throughout the stay.
Price per person £1,290
(based on two people sharing a twin or double room)