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Practically synonymous with luxury, celebration, and good taste, Champagne—the region—shares the grand reputation of its eponymous product. Dotted with splendid chateaus and Michelin-starred restaurants, France’s most northerly wine-producing region is also home to lush forests and historic landmarks. Underscoring its historical and geographical importance, UNESCO added the Saint-Nicase Hill in Reims (which has been occupied since Roman times and is now home to six of Champagne’s grand maisons) to its World Heritage List in 2015.


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Aerial View - Domaine Les Crayères, Champagne, France

Domaine Les Crayères

This sumptuous chateau, just a quick car ride from downtown Reims, has 20 guest rooms, 17 acres of parkland and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Restaurant at Château de Courcelles, Champagne, France

Château de Courcelles

About a half-hour drive from Reims, the Chateau de Courcelles is a grand old house in a sleepy little town. Steeped in history, the chateau has welcomed such illustrious guests as Racine, La Fontaine and Jean Cocteau. More recently, Christian Dior hosted lavish parties in the grand salons in the late 1940s. Today there are 18 guest rooms (four of which are suites) each decorated with plush upholsteries, patterned wallpapers and antique furniture. Accommodations in the main house overlook the beautiful park, which features a heated outdoor pool, a tree-lined canal, tennis courts and French-style garden complete with a hedge maze. More spacious, but without such great views, the suites are housed in two smaller buildings that once served as the chateau’s greenhouse.

In addition to the lovely grounds, the public indoor areas are a highlight of the chateau. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the grand library or the more intimate boudoir (which is decorated with blue and white porcelain inspired by the tableware at Versailles) before tucking in to Julien Thomasson’s traditional French cuisine. Depending on the time of year, the number of diners and the chef’s mood, dinner is served in one of three gorgeous dining rooms that range from an oak-paneled salon with gilt mirrors and crystal chandeliers to an airy, tile-floored conservatory surrounded by greenery.

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