April 2017

10 best value places to stay in Champagne & Ardenne for under £100

There are so many affordable places to stay to enjoy the renowned hospitality and
explore the diversity of these two vibrant regions, both within easy access of the northern
ports (Reims is just over 2 hours’ drive from Calais) or a short hop by train from Paris.
From grand castles and chateaux to charming rural havens, these are just a few of the
excellent places to stay where value does not mean compromising on comfort & style. All
rates are room only, unless specified, breakfast is available at an extra charge) . Visit
www.champagne-ardenne-tourism.co.uk for more inspiration on breaks in the region:


Hotel Azur
A colourful and award-winning 2 star (Michelin Guide and Le Routard recommended)
gem tucked away in the bobo Boulingrin area of Reims. There are 20 bright, cheerful
rooms with comfy beds & free WIFI & a tiny courtyard for summer breakfasts. , the
Boulingrin area is home to cosy brasseries, Champagne bars, a newly renovated art-deco
market and boutique shopping. Just 5 minutes walk from Reims historic city centre and 5
mins to train station (Eurostar to Paris, easy 45 minutes from Gare de l’Est) but garage
parking available
Doubles from £65
www.hotel-azur-reims.com Tel: + 33(0)3 26 47 43 39

Auberge des Moissons
Matougues, near Epernay
A welcoming family-run Logis with a renowned regional restaurant, specialising in truffles
during the season (Oct – Dec). There are comfortable, well-equipped rooms in the main
building and newer rooms built around a central courtyard garden setting. The owner has
recently opened a truffle centre for visitors and offers truffle hunting in his own planted
woods opposite. There’s the added bonus of a small pool and games room too, making it
perfect for family stopovers on the drive south.
Double rooms from £88
http://www.auberge-des-moissons.com/en Tel: +33 (0) 3 26 70 99 17

Hotel Restaurant Grange du Relais

A charming, quirky hotel ideal on the official Champagne Route for exploring the
champagne vineyards of the Aube. The picturesque village of Colombey is the home &
resting place of President Charles de Gaulle and his family (visit his home, visitors centre and
the family graves). Rustic barn-style rooms are spacious and modern with independent
access set around a secluded garden & pool. There’s free WIFE, parking & bikes, disabled
access, and pet-friendly rooms. The very good restaurant has menus from around €15 and
an attractive terrace for outside dining . The picturesque village itself boasts some great
places to eat & drink Champagne of course, including a Michelin star Brasserie.
Room rates from £58
www.lagrangedurelais.fr  Tel: + 33 (0) 3 25 02 03 89

Hotel Les Demoiselles
Newly opened is a remodelled 3* hotel and restaurant (formerly Les Canotiers) on a hillside
overlooking Renoir’s village. There are 24 rooms renovated with contemporary décor, a bar
and restaurant all with a strong connection to the renowned artist, and a charming garden
and outdoor pool with panoramic views over Essoyes with free parking & wifi.
www.les-demoiselles.com Tel: + 33) (0) 25 29 08 59

Hotel Le Marius
Les Riceys, the Aube
A charming rural hotel opposite the church in a lovely village perfectly located for exploring
the surrounding Côte des Bar vineyards and small local wine producers. As well as
beautifully presented rooms, there is a period bar, popular with village locals and visitors
alike, and an excellent cellar restaurant specialising in matching dishes with champagnes.
Doubles from £63
http://www.hotel-le-marius.com/en Tel : + 33 (0) 3 25 29 31 65

La Source Bleue
Gudmont Villiers, near Chaumont,
This peaceful hotel-restaurant lies on the Banks of the river Dhuys, near the ChampagneBurgundy
Canal and forms part of the Natura 2000 eco-network. This former watermill
estate takes its name from the extraordinary blue mineral lake in the wooded grounds. The
gourmet restaurant is one of the best in the region, but the 12 individually- designed Art
Deco rooms are another highlight with private terraces overlooking the grounds and lake.
A haven for naturelovers, flyfishers alike (pets are welcome too) there are 2 romantic
‘roulottes’ or gypsy caravans within the grounds. The hotel also offers massage treatments
to ensure an even more relaxing experience.
Double rooms from £80 in the heart of the Champagne wine region
www.hotelsourcebleue.com Tel : + 33 (0) 3 25 94 70 35



Château-fort de Sedan
Sedan, French Ardennes
Inside the walls of the largest fortified castle in Europe, this 4* hotel is a blend of historical
& modern. Duplex suites open onto thecastle ramparts and the hotel restaurant offers a
range of affordable menus. Step outside for a self-guided audio tour of this historical
monument: a garrison until the 1960’s, the fortress was purchased by the town for just
1€. This corner of the Ardennes that has witnessed some of the major conflicts of European
history since it’s formation in 1425, (the only department to be occupied throughout
WW2). Sedan is a great base for exploring the Ardenne forests, museums and little known
battlefield sites bordering the Maginot line. The War & Peace museum reopens in June
after an 8 year renovation.
Doubles from £67 (15% discount on non-amendable bookings)
www.chateaufort-sedan.fr/en Tel: + 33 (0) 3 24 26 11 00

Le Hubert Hotel-restaurant
Enjoy the charm of an authentic Ardenois auberge in one of the prettiest villages on the
banks of the Meuse. A simple, comfortable base, for nature lovers to explore the great
outdoors and legendary landscapes of the region, the hotel offers great value rooms with
village or river views with a restaurant, an outside terrace specialising in regional dishes in
one of the prettiest villages of the Ardennes.
Double rooms from £60
http://www.hotel-en-ardennes.com/ Tel: + 33 (0) 3 24 41 11 38

Le Tulipier
This family owned Logis hotel & restaurant lies in the Argonne forest. With 35 rooms,
spacious grounds, a renowned restaurant, indoor pool and bar, it offers 35 peaceful rooms
with forest walks on the doorstep and opportunities to cycle, hike and explore some of the
extraordinary WW1 sites and museums of the region.
Double rooms from £86 (offer: stay 2 nights, 3rd is free excluding breakfast & dinner)
www.letulipier.com/en Tel: + 33 (0) 3 26 60 69 90

L’Hotel Dormeur du Val
A contemporary boutique hotel themed around the poet Verlaine, the hotel offers 17 rooms
with a bar, library, terrace and sauna in the centre of Charleville-Mezieres, the puppet
capital of Europe (the next World Puppet Festival is held here in September 2017).
Double rooms from £65 ( early booking rates: promotional offers from £100 for 2 nights)
hotel-dormeur-du-val.com Tel. + 33 (0) 3 24 42 04 30

Find out more about the wide variety of accommodation on offer at www.champagneardenne-tourism.co.uk
where you can :
 view and download images from the photo library
 enjoy virtual visits of some of the major towns
 click into mini films and interactive videos
 listen to a series of 14 mini audio-guides
 download 8 award-winning themed brochures & maps


Issued on behalf of the Regional Tourist Board.
See www.champagne-ardenne-tourism.co.uk
For further information please contact cathrynhicks@hotmail.com Tel: 00 44 07944 517 772


The Azur hotel offers quality accommodation rated 2 stars, by the new standards of 2016 in a setting of tranquillity with a very good quality/price ratio. It is centrally located in the historic heart of Reims.
You will discover the BOULINGRIN area with its renovated covered market, show room LE CELLIER, its restaurants, champagne bars an d brass eries, its champagne cellars (Charles de Cazanove, Mumm.


..) and its local food shops.At 7 Minutes on foot you can visit the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral and its Museum the Palais Du Tau.

We warmly welcome our clients in an informal setting and our friendly staff offer good advice for your visits to the city.


Monday to Saturday from 14 to 20:30 on Sundays and holidays from 17:00 to 20:30.