Chalons-en-Champagne was a difficult place to find accommodation. We eventually came across about 6 Hotels all located within a few kms of each other. For some reason, nearly all of them were booked out, the one which was free was the Hotel Le-Montreal, which was booked out too by morning.
The Hotel had its own FREE CAR PARKING lot which we liked.
The Receptionist I spoke to was pleasant and spoke English. She gave us a ground floor room which we appreciated. The room was small, there was no where to put our luggage, NO Fridge, but there were tea & coffee making facilities. The bathroom was small, and there wasn't a toilet roll holder. Beds were comfortable, the room was clean, and the Hotel was quiet. Breakfast wasn't included in the price, but could be bought for extra. I also like the FREE WIFI.
Cool in terms of temperature for my South East Asian friend, but also cool in the other meanings of that word; a very simple home stay on the right bank of the Semoy river in Tournavaux. The owner was about to leave as we arrived, and he explained us the way to use it: I give you the key of your room (big room, three beds, no risk to turn gay!! Haha), you do what you want, just tell me when you want your breakfast; and the house was ours!! (we were the only customers, but I bet in summer it is full).
Look at the setting of the little village of Tournavaux on the main picture! the view on the river from the room is beautiful, and the room, amenities were simple, but correct. Breakfast was continental style, you may order for eggs, ham or other food seoarately the evening before.
Opposite the home stay is a café-restaurant for a beer or a dinner; the local youth gather there and the juke box plays loud!
Ah, before I forget: there are possibilities to rent canoes, mountain bikes, organise hikes, etc. . . . : enquiries with the owner. I have seen lots of canoes on the river, I can imagine long trips on the river in the deep carved valley of the Semoy.
Not a lot to see in Buzancy; as usual a statue of a local celebrity (Fourth picture), preferably a military (here Gen. Chanzy, from the famous French Foreign Legion, who made his career in Italy, the Middle East and Algeria, but was severely routed by the Prussian in 1871 in Le Mans, decisive battle for the end of the 1870-1871 war), the city (village is more appropriate) hall (Fifth picture), and. . . that’s it, except there is the “Auberge du Saumon” (The Salmon inn) (Main picture).
This hotel and restaurant is run by a young couple of Dutch who welcomed us late evening and despite the late hour, prepared us an impromptu dinner where the onion soup was just a feast! And the local beer (for me!) just fitted to the food.
The room where we stayed was on the main street side, but was quiet thanks to the windows phonic insulation; a bit Spartan but old fashioned furniture, wooden floor, a bit charm.
Continental breakfast in the main room kept as in old times, in inn or bistro style, small tables, wooden benches. . . . (Second picture)
The Third picture shows the view I had from the room.
Part of the Campanile chain of motel type accommodation providing easy access to room from vehicle parking spot. (Unlike some 3 story, 2 star places in town centre with "character"!!??)
The standard of accom/ size of rooms, private facilities, heating, bar fridge etc well meet our requirements in an overnight stopping spot.
There is an on-site restaurant with meals of a good standard.
Our bill for one night dinner&wine, bed and breakfast for 2 person Euro 120.
Location is Approx 1.5kms North of the R. Marne in the area between the D1, N51 and Av du General Leclerc (D386).
Location, location, location. Close to Epernay, Cumieres, Bouzy & local Dizy Champagne houses. Adjacent to the road to Reims. Excellent centre from which to make day trips to La Champagne Region.
First wrote this tip in 2007. We have been back in 2008 and 2010.
To us this was a perfect stage place in the Champagne region.
The pictures you'll see on this motel's website are true. Located at the foot of a giant train viaduct between woods and horse pastures, the view is awesome. Here you feel in France!
The rooms are absolutely basic, no luxury at all. Still, if you don't feel too fancy, there is everything needed for a good and quiet sleep.
We had a family room with one double (1,40 m, French size and certainly not for overweight persons :-)) and 2 single beds. The bathroom was totally outdated but clean!
We paid 66 euros for the night, a budget price for the four of us.
On the other hand, the cuisine.... well well... OUTSTANDING!!!
Specialities: everything with beef. The patron is the cook. A joyful man. He welcomed us in the afternoon and cooked at night.
We had a 4 course menu for 21 euros (French cheese platter included) and a no- nonsense liter of Beaujolais wine for 12 euros.
Although La Croix du Vieux Pont not in the Champagne this is where we stayed when we visited Champagne Region of France.
A wonderful campsite, most of the areas are filled with mobile homes from companies like Euro camp, Keycamp etc. We booked through Ian Mearns holidays, but it is possible to use your own caravan or camper van.
Everything you would expect & more, a huge outdoor pool plus 2 indoor plunge pools for the various slides, an indoor pool & jacuzzi plus a toddlers pool with slides. The is also a large lake which many people fish in, you can also hire out boats & canoes. So much entertainment for children, plus a shop, take away, restaurant & bar. The owners also do trips to Paris and Disneyland Paris
Hotel Crystal is located in the centre of Reims.
Although the entrance is on a large pedestrian mall, the hotel is located back from the street so noise is not a problem.
Our room was smallish but adequate and clean.
Very convenient for restaurants and bars
There are only two log cabins at La Rosiere because this way the location can be kept as quiet and select as possible.
The cabins are very well insulated so they can be used in both summer and winter. There are 2 bedrooms in each cabin but fold-down beds can provide additional sleeping possibilities.
Each cabin has it's own private garden, lawn and patio. Sun loungeers, folding chairs and a picnic table are available for when the weather is good. And there is also a BBQ for the mor eabitious cook.
A boules court and boules are also available on the premesis.
Prices range from Euro 225 up to Euro 412 per week depending on the time of year
It is a really small hotel situated on the market place of Buzancy. There are 9 rooms all decorated differently. There is a small dining room which is very cosy and Colette Real makes you feel real welcome. Outside the grapes harvesting season she's able to arrange a visit to a local champaign cellar.
What i also really liked about this hotel was that there were no additional charges if you travel by yourself. Perfect.
Reims, Sedan, Bouillon and Verdun are in easy distance by car
Pets are allowed
There was a box with children's toys in the corner of the dining-room
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