The Royal Champagne Hotel has transformed what was once a humble carriage house (Napoleon was said to frequent it) into the Champagne region’s first destination spa that does double duty as a sumptuous retreat for gourmands.
Michelin-starred Le Royal makes pasta with Champagne yeast, and boasts a Champagne menu that reads like a novel. The property even offers a Champagne concierge who will gauge a guest’s palette upon arrival and put together a bespoke itinerary of bubbly-centric activities, from closed-door tours of Champagne houses to portfolio tastings in a hot air balloon. Every detail is an ode to effervescence: the architecture looks to blonde wood and soft curves to mimic a glass of Champagne. If one needed an excuse to make the trip to Champagne, this is it.