Legend has it that Jean Cocteau designed the staircase of the Château de Courcelles... Regardless of whether it is true, this rumour speaks volumes about the attention to detail in this palace where Jean-Jacques Rousseau once liked to stroll in the French garden and French literary figures Racine, La Fontaine and Dumas stayed between Paris, the Aisne and the Champagne. Which now famous pages did they write here? This can be contemplated while strolling through the magnificent grounds, swimming in the pool, playing a round of golf, or a game of tennis, and dining like royalty, discovering the best local products and excellent Champagnes.
Between Paris (45 minutes from Charles de Gaulle airport) and Reims, a few minutes from Champagne but also the Chemin des Dames, the Château de Courcelles is an authentic seventeenth century château where the charm works its spell from the first encounter. Its French-style garden, its 23-hectare park with hundred year_old plane trees lining its canal, makes it a good place to get away from it all. A real verdant and gourmet getaway, Courcelles embodies the French Art of Living, perfectly combining the pleasure of beauty with delicious food.
Its gourmet award-winning restaurant is one of the most reputed restaurants of Picardy and the Reims region. It also offers a winter garden, a terrace with views of the surrounding countryside, a tennis court and a heated outdoor pool in season.