Fancy a weekend away in the capital of fizz? The historic city of Reims is home to a number of world-famous champagne houses, including Tattinger and Veuve Clicquot. Take a tour after marvelling at the city’s historic buildings, including three Unesco World Heritage Sites: the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint-Rémi Basilica and Palace of Tau. The city also plays a key part in France‘s royal history – 25 kings were crowned here between 1223 and 1825. Stay at these top hotels in Reims on your next visit.
Located in the city’s former fire station, this unusual hotel certainly sets our world alight. All exposed concrete, metal and glass, at its heart is the old drying tower for the hoses. Rooms are ultra-modern, with mustard accents, and some have a view of the Cathedral just opposite. A traditional brasserie is found in the old fire hall, directly facing the Cathedral’s façade, and there’s also a stylish spa with a swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
At this 19th-century mansion house, the emphasis is very much on French savoir-vivre. Decorated in an Art Deco style, the hotel’s four guest rooms include period features such as high ceilings, parquet flooring and in some cases a fireplace. There is also an elegant dining room where you can enjoy the daily breakfast featuring fresh products from the region, as well as a large garden. The bijou spa in a converted bathroom completes the experience.
This historic townhouse feels more like a family home than a hotel. Beautifully decorated throughout, there are plenty of homely touches, such as old books, gilt-framed oil paintings and pieces of antique furniture. The small lounge exudes cosiness, and there is a roaring log fire in the winter. In better weather, the garden terrace is a perfect spot for a coffee or the continental breakfast. The guesthouse also benefits from a central location.
When Jean-Pierre and Colette Lallement opened their hotel-restaurant in 1986, little did they guess that their son Arnaud would go on to win them three Michelin stars – but that’s exactly what happened. Today, this bourgeois mansion house is also classified as a five-star hotel with 33 luxurious rooms and suites refurbished in a contemporary style. Among the other highlights are the stylish bar and lounge, a heated indoor swimming pool and the flora-and-fauna filled gardens.
Additional reporting by Caroline Harrap.
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