Living in a Castle

Bubbly isn’t the only reason to visit Reims. Set just beyond the city center and surrounded by 7 hectares of verdant parkland is a place of culinary wonder. At Les Crayeres, inventive Michelin-starred dining comes together with classically-appointed interiors to royal effect.

Living in a Castle

Bubbly isn’t the only reason to visit Reims. Set just beyond the city center and surrounded by 7 hectares of verdant parkland is a place of culinary wonder. At Les Crayeres, inventive Michelin-starred dining comes together with classically-appointed interiors to royal effect.

A grand tapisserie depicting a jovial scene greets guests as they head to their rooms. The natural light suffusing the stairwell evolves throughout the day, creating different moods.
Sleeping in the past has its obvious charms. This spacious Prestige suite with a sitting room, period-relevant portraits and decorative accessories and its noble centerpiece, the bed itself, instantly transports guests to a different time.
The illustrious backdrop to a breakfast of champions, perfect fuel for a late-morning adventure through Pommery’s crayeres.
True to French tradition, a gouter was awaiting our return from lunch in our room. The only decision of the day was whether or not to share.
A regal close to the afternoon with a glass of champagne en aperitif before heading into Le Parc, chef Philippe Mille’s 2-star gastronomic restaurant.
The most inviting space in the bar, meant for lingering over a glass and a good book. We sat for hours as the sun faded beneath the horizon and snowflakes coated the bushes outside the winter garden.
Modern art installations punctuate the 18km stretch of galleries in the Crayeres at Pommery, including this nod to winemaker’s labor.
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