Avizes, Champagne, France
In the centre of Reims, the place to have the waiter serve your water, and look aghast when you try and help yourself to the muesli, is the five star Relais and Chateaux Les Crayeres. Another option that will not disappoint, particularly in the food department, is Arnaud Lallement at L’Assiette Champenois. However if you are looking for something in one of the main wine villages, the hotel of superstar organic champagne maker Jacques Selosses in Avize is the place to head for. The rooms are everything that you would expect in a five star hotel. The service is friendly, they will not try and serve your water, and the food in the restaurant is excellent. Cycles available for hotel guests to visit the nearby wine villages. Hotel Les Avizes . A bit further south, try the Hostellerie la Montagne in Colombey- les-Deux Eglises. The village is the birth and resting place of General de Gaulle. The rooms are comfortable and the restaurant is excellent. It is about 16km off the motorway through pleasant countryside.