For more than a century, the Domaine Les Crayères Relais & Chateau, set in a 7-hectare park, perpetuates a tradition of elegance and excellence. A majestic setting that focuses the art de vivre à la française, borrowing refinement and precision in the elaboration of a warm, natural and soothing universe. The twice-starred gastronomic table and the wine list, which offers more than 600 champagne references, make this place the ideal place to discover what the region has to offer.
Hotel Lancaster Paris Champs-Elysées is one of the most charming 5 star hotels in Europe, located in the 8th arrondissement, just a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées. It is managed as a luxurious private residence, a history of elegance, exigency and respect for traditions. Hollywood movie stars have permeated the memory of the hotel.
Near the Place Vendome, Mandarin Oriental Paris, a 5-star hotel, a quintessence of luxury and elegance, boasts a wonderfully chic location. It is distinguished by its magnificent interior design, its renowned cuisine by Thierry Marx and its luxurious spa.
The Saint James Paris is the only castle-hotel in the capital, a haven of peace surrounded by greenery, very close to the Arc de Triomphe and the Trocadero. The frame is superb, as chic as elegant with its woodwork, its bronzed fabrics, high ceiling trompe l’oeil and its precise and well-built kitchen.
The story of Krug House reflects the adventure of its founder, Joseph Krug. His dream was to offer the best of Champagne every year, regardless of the weather. A great attention to the personality of the vineyard, respect for the individuality of each plot and each wine, and the constitution of an extensive library of several years reserve wines allowed him to realize his vision. Thus he gave birth to a House of exception, of which all the Champagnes are of equal distinction, each illustrating a different facet of nature.
Charles Heidsieck grew up in the heart of the grape varieties, in the House of Champagne created by his great-uncle Prussian. Entrepreneur and visionary, Charles created and founded, at 29 years, a House that he wants in his image. He bought 47 crayères dating from the 2nd century, which offer the ideal hygrometry to let his wines age and sublimate. Charles makes his wine a reflection of his personality, offering him his first name. Man and champagne are indissociable!
The Champagne House was founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck, a native of Westphalia and fell in love with a champagne and champagne. The style of the wines is quickly noticed by Marie Antoinette and the court of Versailles. Very quickly, its notoriety only increases to become the champagne of Hollywood.
A big house by the quality of its production, but also by its size and the volume of bottles sold : it is the most important House of Champagne ! La Maison Moët was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. His son, Claude-Louis, and then his grandson, Jean-Remy, continue to write the story. In 1833, Victor Moët, son of the previous one, and Pierre-Gabriel Chandon, his son-in-law, joined forces for the birth of Moët & Chandon. They develop exports to Europe and then to the rest of the world.
In the 17th century, the monk Dom Pierre Pérignon, cellarer of the abbey of Hautvillers, nourishes the ambition to create “the wine the best of the world” and lays the essential bases of the “method champenoise”. The first Dom Perignon cuvée is produced in 1921. Three centuries later, the Maison Dom Pérignon continues the vision and the work of this exceptional craftsman. The Dom Perignon vintages are produced only in exceptional years, from the best grapes harvested in the same year, which makes each of them a unique creation.
The house was founded at the end of the 18th century, in 1772. With the premature disappearance of her husband, Barbe Clicquot Ponsardin takes over the management of the company and develops it with passion. Known as the “Grande Dame de la Champagne”, Madame Clicquot improves the techniques of champagne making. In particular, she invented the “tables de remuage” (riddling tables) to clarify champagne, which soon became the riddling desks, and innovated the very first blend of rosé champagne.
Founded in 1729, Maison Ruinart is the oldest champagne house. Originally a visionary and forerunner monk, Dom Thierry Ruinart. It is his nephew who creates and develops the house. For more than 2 centuries, each generation of the Ruinart family reveals a head of House with special talents that he puts to the service of the lineage. In the middle of the 18th century, to store its bottles, Ruinart acquires old medieval Gallo-Roman crayères, dug under the city of Reims.
To discover the champagnes BILLECART-SALMON origin, it’s necessary to go back in 1818. That year, the couple Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon decide to found their House of Champagne. Since then, six generations have succeeded one another in the village of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, near Epernay. All maintain a common love and a recognition of the work well done, with for important words: finesse, balance and elegance. Always in search of perfection, their troth remains immutable: “To favor quality, to strive for excellence.”
Ployez-Jacquemart is a family house created in 1930 by Marcel Ployez and his wife Yvonne Jacquemart. The soul of the house, characterized by a great rigor in wine making, is now represented by the third generation Laurence Ployez, perpetuating the founding values of Tradition, Requirement and Rooting in the soil Champenois.
In 1857, Mr. Pommery turned his attention to the wine trade in Champagne to ensure the future of his daughter Louise. He died a year later. His young widow takes the responsibility of the House and leads it to success and glory. Their daughter, Louise Pommery, married the count and future Marquis Guy de Polignac in 1875. After their mother’s death in 1890, Louis and Louise became managers of the Maison, whose director remained Henry Vasnier for many years.
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