Domaine Les Crayères
At a Glance
An elegant chateau style property built in 1904 for Louise Pommery, Domaine les Crayeres oozes historic French charm and character, from sweeping marble staircases to rich heavy fabrics and original oil paintings.
An ideal base for a decadent few days, located at the starting point of the quaint 'Route de Champagne' scenic vineyard drive, just minutes away from the major houses of Pommery, Veuve Cliquot and Tattinger.
Dine in the gourmet two Michelin starred restaurant Le Parc overlooking the topiary-framed grounds for the finest example of refined French cuisine.
As one would expect from one of the finest hotels in the region, the celebrated wine list boasts more than 600 champagne labels including vintage and prestige blends.
For those looking to work off the gastronomic indulgence there is a plethora of activities to take advantage of including horse riding, golf, tennis, biking and hiking around the Champagne region.
Best time to Visit
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Champagne is best visited during the warmer summer months where the average temperature is 20 degrees compared to 2 degrees in the winter. Autumn sees the most rain and there is frequent snowfall in the winter.
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Located in the heart of the Champagne region on the edge of Reims, Domaine Les Crayères is a classically styled property offering luxurious accommodation, Michelin starred dining and exceptional service.
The hotel sits within its own seven hectares of parkland offering a peaceful haven and charming setting away from the town centre of Reims. By day you can wander around the estate or head off to one of the many champagne houses in the region for a tasting, even head next door; the chateau was built in the early nineteen hundreds for the Pommery family so it is not a coincidence that the hotel sits next door to the Pommery Champagne House.
The hotel's grand 'Chateau' exterior has been lovingly and expertly restored through the decades, the interiors offer 20 beautifully appointed rooms blending classical French style with modern comforts. Rooms are generously sized and individually decorated, many featuring large fireplaces and views over the park. Bathrooms are generously sized with most offering large walk in showers and separate bathtubs.
The hotel offers two main dining options; the gourmet Le Parc offers fine dining in a stunning setting overlooking the park. Based in a separate building in the hotel grounds is Le Jardin brasserie, offering a relaxed dining experience in more modern surroundings. La Rotonde bar boasts a selection of the finest vintage champagnes and hosts occasional jazz nights in the relaxed setting of the hotel grounds.
Guest rooms at the Domaine Les Crayères are individually styled and are either situated in the castle or the cottage, each offering its own charm. All rooms have the capacity for an extra bed for a child.
The Premium Room measures from 30m² to 35 m² and is located in the castle or in the cottage. The room has air conditioning, complimentary WiFi and a bathroom with bathtub.
The Superior room measures from 35m² to 40m² and is located in the castle. The room has air conditioning, complimentary WiFi and a spacious bathroom with bathtub and separate shower.
The Deluxe room measures from 40m² to 45m² and is located in the castle or the cottage. The layout differs per room and some are duplex in style while others have a terrace. The room has air conditioning, complimentary WiFi and a spacious bathroom with bathtub and some rooms with separate shower.
The Prestige room measures from 50m² to 55m² and is located in the castle or the cottage. The layout differs per room and some are duplex in style while others have a terrace. The room has air conditioning, complimentary WiFi and a spacious bathroom with shower cubicle, some rooms have a separate bathtub also.
Whilst the Domaine Les Crayères is better suited to couples, children are welcome at the property and an extra bed can be arranged for a child.
The two Michelin starred restaurant Le Parc offers renowned fine dining and has a lovely terrace overlooking the park from which to enjoy a glass of champagne on warmer days. The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Based in a separate building with a pretty veranda is the contemporary and elegant Le Jardin brasserie, which is open daily. Seasonal specialities can be found on the menu with many of its ingredients coming from the hotel's own herb garden.
In the footsteps of Madame Clicquot
Discover the world renowned Champagne House of Veuve Clicquot, the history behind the family run estate and learn the art of champagne tasting with the experts.
The scenic 'Champagne route'
The scenic Champagne route winds its way through vast swathes of vineyards, passing small villages and local champagne houses along the way.
Paris, Champagne, Burgundy, Loire Valley
from £4400 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Sip your way around France with private tastings in top champagne houses to family-run wine estates
- Stay in the finest historical properties in Champagne and the Loire Valley
- Discover some of the most fascinating chateaux in France and the history behind them
Location & directions
The Champagne-Ardenne region is located in the north east of France, 134 km from Paris.
Reims is a historical city in the heart of the Champagne region and is its unofficial capital.
How to get there
You can take the Eurostar from London to Paris and then onto Reims. Alternatively, you can fly into Paris and from here take a direct train to Reims, or a 2 hour car transfer.
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