Photos courtesy of Château d’Etoges
28 rooms, most in château and some in Orangerie—50 meters from château
Double rooms: 111–219 euros
Suites: 169–320 euros
Rates include tax and service;
breakfast extra; packages
Closed: mid January to mid-February
Etoges is located 22 km. south of Epernay, where D189 and D933 meet. Nearest train station is at Epernay.
On site: massages; small
playground for children; boat
rides in the moat
Nearby: hiking; cycling; champagne cellars; riding; golf; tennis
Ideally situated with easy driving of many of the region’s famous champagne caves, the Château d’Etoges offers pastoral accommodations where the only sounds likely to disturb you are the outside fountains and the occasional rooster.
The château is for those guests who love loads of atmosphere and character. You can enjoy a fireplace in the lounge when the weather is chilly or a glass of champagne outside in the gardens when the sun is shining.
Guest rooms come in all shapes and sizes. The hotel classifies them as “classic, superior, and privilege.” Try the “Astree” room on the second floor, which features a big stone fireplace, high ceilings, and furniture to suggest the 17th century. Other rooms can be small with quirky configurations. Just 50 meters away, you’ll find updated rooms in the Orangerie.
Through the windows you’ll see lovely gardens and woods—spread over 18 acres—that invite you to explore. For fun, you can row a small boat around the surrounding moat.
Well-reviewed dining is found in the Orangerie building, while breakfast—served buffet style—is in the château’s salon.
Listed as a monument historique