Chateau de Courcelles

Location Courcelles-sur-Vesle

Postcode 02220

Telephone +33 (0)323 741 353

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Why we love it...

Warm welcome, beautiful rooms

The Place

In past years we have rated Chateau de Courcelles, the expensive Relais & Château hotel at Courcelles-sur-Vesle, as a back-up address rather than a main entry, and that’s what it would remain except for consistently good reports from readers. They talk of an especially warm welcome, beautiful rooms and impressive food (Michelin star),and we too think that the management do something quite special here, probably helped by there being only 11 bedrooms, plus four suites and three apartments.
It’s a graceful, not intimidatingly large, 17thC château set in a small park in a peaceful backwater of the Vesle between Reims and Soissons; and, of course, it has a history: Napoleon and Rousseau were guests. Some might consider the drawing room a tad too heavy for their taste, with many betasseled lampshades, and predictably deep-red, traditionally patterned wallpaper. But the roomy bedrooms have, at their best, a certain freshness, with good use of paint on the panelling; one has an unusual terracotta floor. You could be calm-but-busy here for two or three days, with a long list of facilities and things to do nearby. ‘Rooms and grounds a pleasure to be in,’ state recent guests.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€€
Rooms 18; 11 double and twin, 4 suites, 3 apartments, all with bath; all rooms have phone, TV, minibar, hairdrier
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner; room service
Facilities sitting room, 3 dining rooms, swimming pool, tennis, sauna, jogging track, bicycles
Children welcome
Disabled one specially adapted room
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Frederic Nouhaud
Call +33 (0)323 741 353
Fax +33 (0)323 740 641
Email reservation@chateau-de-courcelles.fr
Website www.chateau-de-courcelles.fr

Good To Know

Address 8 rue du Chateau, Chateau de Courcelles, Courcelles-sur-Velle 02220
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The Location

Find this place: from Reims N31 direction Soissons; Courcelles-sur-Vesles is in about 30 km (NB, don't confuse it with Courcelles, 10 km from Reims); signposted in village; car parking

What's nearby: Reims; Epernay; Abbaye St Jean-des-Vignes; Laon.