Pommery, Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, and Ruinart: each of these maisons de champagne is in cork-popping distance.
The French city of Reims is steeped in a wealth of architectural history: Notre-Dame de Reims, The Palace of Tau, and St. Remi Basilica are all intricate icons of days gone by; a quality shared with Château les Crayères.
Over 100-years old, Château les Crayères is every inch a stately manor. The hotel's interior was originally designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, and set with countless ornate details that define French Classicism to a tee.
Looking out over a serene seven-acre park, the Château is made up of just 20 intimate rooms, all historic upon first glance, but open up your laptop, and you'll find wireless Internet.
The city itself has been awarded UNESCO Heritage status; so make sure to head out with camera for at least two afternoons. You may choose to dine in town, but guests would be remiss not to try Le Parc and Le Jardin. Le Parc is white-gloved fine dining all the way, deftly preparing French Haute Cuisine. Le Jardin takes a more modern approach to the casual Brasseries found all over the country. Constructed of brick, oak, and slate, the slick eatery creates classic Champagne favorites with a fresh approach.
Do not miss the opportunity to pop a cork or two at La Rotonde, the hotel's bar. Technically, popping the cork may actually damage the Champagne, but the joy of imbibing the best bubbly the world has to offer is just as fun without the projectiles.