Comfort Suites Epernay-Champagne
2 rue Francois Bonal
Phone: (33) 3 26553610
Fax: (33) 3 26553609
Tucked away in Northern France is the little town of Épernay. This little town becomes the heart of champagne country in France and even has streets named after leading champagne producers. A quaint little place, this French town boasts of its own cultural and music festivals.
At the center of the champagne bubble of the Marne department in northern France, Épernay is a commune that encompasses history, modernity, and beauty. With more modern architecture in its suburbs, older neighborhoods are made up of narrow roads and nostalgic pathways. Champagne vineyards attract visitors from around the globe to come and learn how the export is made. The Avenue de Champagne (Champagne Avenue) is lined with champagne houses that altogether house about 200 million bottles of this white wine from some of the biggest producers in the industry.
Located in the north eastern part of France, Chouilly has less than a 1000 inhabitants. Known especially for its luscious vineyards, it comes as no surprise that the red wines of Chouilly are well known all across France. Intimate and quaint, Chouilly attracts backpackers traveling through France, who live like locals in the homely bed and breakfast guest houses. Salon des Métiers d’Art is an annual festival during which this whimsical commune comes alive in anticipation of visitors from the Champagne-Ardenne region.
Cormontreuil is a small commune situated around 5 kilometers from the main city of Reims. The origin of its name comes from the word 'Curtis Monasteriolis' which means 'Garden of the Monastery' Through the last 10 centuries, the names of the this commune changed like the seasons. From Curtis Monasterii in 1168, to Cormestrol in 1203, to Courmonstreul lez Reims in 1384 and finally Cormontreuil in 1771. Like so many other communes, this one too was affected by wars and unemployment, which literally put a stop to cultural events. In the 1930's, the grandiose Christmas ball was reduced to a meagre distribution of buns and tea. However as time passed, the people of Cormontreuil literally rose from the ashes and this commune is now one of the most exemplary. It hosts annual festivals which draw crowds from Reims and beyond.
Salle René TYS is a sports-complex which provides diverse and multiple facilities. There are rooms designed and well-equipped for a variety of sporting activities. From Karate and Judo or Table Tennis and Boxing to Yoga and Gymnastics and Sports meets or clubs; all the sports' enthusiasts can find their space here. For people who like to have fun in groups, there is a multi-purpose room and a club house too. The complex has ample seating capacity to accommodate spectators for the different matches held. For further details, call ahead.
The Parc des Expos in Reims offers a massive space perfect for large-scale conferences and events. Food service and A/V equipment are available as well. Concerts, sport events as well as cultural activities can also be held here. Visit the website for more details.
Centre des Congrès de Reims offers several rooms that are available for conferences and other private events. With over 15000 square meters of space and modern, well-equipped facilities, the Centre des Congrès is always ready to host your next function.
Les Salons Degermann are in fact three salons: Versailles, Trianon, and Petit Trianon. Created in 1900, they mirror the decadence of their namesake, the Château de Versailles. This is the perfect location for conferences, grand-scale parties, and dinners. Visit the website for more details.
Painstakingly maintained structures, exquisite tapestries from the 1600s, basilicas, museums with medieval artifacts... you get the picture? If you're a lover of art and history, you'll certainly fall in love with this city. Those in favor of drinking will also like the fact that Reims has some of the largest champagne-producers in the country. Spend a few days in this beautiful European city and experience the good life.
The beautiful unassuming Foujita Chapel or The chapel of Our Lady Queen of Peace as it is also called is one of France’s most iconic historic monuments. Consecrated for the first time in 1966 in the charming city of Reims, France the chapel is most famous for its exquisite frescos painted by Tsuguharu Foujita – a Japanese born Catholic convert. The large outstanding frescos are predominantly painted in tones of blue, green, brown and yellow and mainly depict religious iconography. A personal portrayal of the artist and his wife Kimiko can also be seen on the frescos. On October 18, 1966 the marvelous monument was donated to the city of Reims and its people. The site is open for public visitation during the months of May through October and on a reservation basis for the rest of the year.
The Gare de Châlons-en-Champagne serves as an important meeting and traveling point for the people of the city. Many important train routes pass through this station, connecting the city to other important cities of the country. Check website for further information.
The Notre-Dame-en-Vaux is located in Chalons-en-Champagne in France and is dedicated to “Our Lady”. It is considered as a masterpiece of Marne which was built between the 12th and 13th centuries. Classified as a historic monument in the 19th century, it is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is titled “roads to St. Jacques de Compostela in France”. Structured in Roman-gothic style, its architecture type is of the Collegiate Churche. Inside the church is the Pipe organ, a depiction of Jamie’s life in stained glass, a painting “Adoration of the Magi” and the Cloister Museum.