Charming Places to stay in Champagne-Ardenne

Champagne-Ardenne, ideally located at the gateway to Paris region and between Belgium and Burgundy, offers a diverse array of activities and interests for a weekend break or longer trips...

Champagne-Ardenne, ideally located at the gateway to Paris region and between Belgium and Burgundy, offers a diverse array of activities and interests for a weekend break or longer trips. For example, explore the interesting towns, unusual museums, historic castles, visit the champagne producers open to the public, enjoy the unspoilt natural landscapes by hiking or doing some watersports, fishing or cycling.From charming hotels to delightful guest houses, from a hut in the trees to youth hostels, from original accommodation ideas to campsites, Champagne-Ardenne guarantees you a holiday which combines the discovery of a rich heritage or sparkling flavours in the heart of beautifully preserved nature.ABBAYE DES 7 FONTAINES - H�tel / Restaurant08090 FAGNONT�l : 03 24 37 38 24 – Fax : 03 24 37 58 75www.abbayeseptfontaines.fr18-hole golf course, two stylish dining rooms and a retired cuisine, the Abbaye des 7 Fontaines offers a peaceful and harmonious retreat in an attractive setting. AUX ARMES DE CHAMPAGNE**** - H�tel / Restaurant31, avenue du Luxembourg – 51460 L’EPINET�l : 03 26 69 30 30 – Fax : 03 26 69 30 26www.aux-armes-de-champagne.comIn the little village of L’Epine, opposite the magnificent Basilica, this charming hotel boasts a reputed gourmet restaurant and can also organise weddings, seminars, meetings and cooking lessons.LA MAISON DE RHODES*** - H�tel / Restaurant18, rue Linard Gonthier – 10000 TROYEST�l : 03 25 43 11 11 – Fax : 03 25 43 10 43www.maisonderhodes.comLocated in the heart of the historical town of Troyes, at the foot of the cathedrale and the former Bishop’s Palace, this timber-framed building once belonged to the Knights Templar with foundations dating back to the 12th century. Beautifully transformed into an 11 bedroom hotel, the Maison de Rhodes is set around a medieval garden and an inner paved courtyard.LE CHEVAL BLANC*** - H�tel / Restaurant4, rue de l’Estres – 52200 LANGREST�l : 03 25 87 07 00 – Fax : 03 25 87 23 13www.hotel-langres.comThe Cheval Blanc Hotel has been created from a former church known as the “Saint Am�tre” dating from the 9th century. The existing building dates from several periods from the 12th to 15th century. It was then closed down and sold off as a national property. It was then bought back in 1793 and transformed into an inn. Unusual accomodation : � La vie de ch�teaux �H�tel le Ch�teau Fort de SedanLocated within the walls of the largest feudal castle in Europe, the Hostellerie du Ch�teau Fort de Sedan offers you a stay in what has throughout the centuries been the scene of major historical events. All the rooms have retained their rustic look and the character and charm of the original.The annual medieval festival in May sees the fortress become the setting for the jousts and markets of olden times. In addition to the castles’ hotel and gastronomic castles, a tour of the fortress makes this holiday in the heart of history complete.www.hotelfp-sedan.comCh�teau d’EtogesSurrounded by a classic moat, the 17th-century ch�teau of Etoges is set in the heart of the C�te des Blancs, to the south of Epernay. A listed building, Napoleon and Louis XIV were both royal guests of this establishment.  A stay in this ch�teau allows you to discover the charm of a former stately home, where each room has preserved its history. Sophisticated gastronomy and the discovery of the nearby champagne vineyards add the finishing touches to this regal break.www.ch�teau-etoges.com