In my experience, every bottle of Champagne is mysteriously backed by a good vibes guarantee. So you can feel great about drinking Champagne. But don’t just take my word for it. Go for a ride along the Champagne route and find out who else is in on the magic.

I visited the Champagne region in October 2015 with Mireille, a dear friend and fierce business woman. We spent a wonderful weekend in France, which was a nice parenthesis out of our otherwise busy lives. The main goal of this escapade : bring home a car load of Champagne.

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We stayed in a very quaint bed & breakfast, the Clos de la Rose. The owners welcomed us with an aperitif drink and a snack by the fireplace. We were encouraged to forget the road, the city, and the stress of everyday life. They proved to be very soft people with a keen ear.

Small charming house of the 18th century decorated with taste, all in camaieu of beige and blue, with furnishings and objects chinés, and entire walls lined with books. The whole feeling of this house is one of great comfort. All rooms are spacious, bright and well equipped. Surprisingly the b&b is well-heated despite the age of the house. You will experience exceptional views of the garden and good bedding. Communicating bathrooms with separate toilets, very cute with showers, good pressure and hot water, towels and bathrobes (a bit rough 😉

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Before having dinner, Mireille and I went for a walk to to discover the magnificent surroundings: a small village with old stone houses. The views and landscapes are simply stunning and breathtaking.

I stayed in the yellow room, which was bright, decorated with taste and very cosy. Mireille had the blue corner room which is the most spacious, the bathroom also (with bidet for the amateurs.


Breakfast is magical – a real treat. Everything was fresh and plentiful : homemade jams, freshly squeezed orange juice, ham, cheese, pastries, fresh bread. We had dined there the evenening before : very good table d’hôtes too!

This is an address to remember for a romantic weekend. In the winter you will enjoy the warm cosy fireplace. In summer, you will want to walk around the adorable garden. It’s close to Paris for a total change of scenery !! You can go there to taste the calm, the pleasure of nature or to make a romantic surprise.

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See that glow? It was the first early signs of pregnancy 🙂

— Champagne, France (October 2015)

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