Excursion: A spectacular evening at a chateau

A group of people enjoying a barge cruise in front of a castle.

An evening visit to the Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte is definitely one of Graeme’s favourite excursions, and although its around 90 minutes each way in the car (much further than we normally travel), all the guest’s we’ve taken have loved the experience. Built in the 1600’s, today Vaux-le-Vicomte is privately owned by the de Vogüe […]

Excursion: Saturday morning market

A wooden crate filled with a bunch of tomatoes.

Saturday is market day here so after a quick breakfast it’s straight off to the nearby town of Epernay. Held in a beautiful glazed hall, the market is 100% dedicated to fresh produce and you’ll find everything from fresh fruit and veg to oysters, homemade jams, whole skinned rabbits and fresh flowers. Oh and did […]

Excursion: Champagne Le Gallais

A group of people sitting at a table in a vineyard enjoying a barge cruise in France.

We love visiting Champagne Le Gallais – sampling their wines on the terrace overlooking the vines and the river valley below is just bliss! Charlotte Morgain Le Gallais creates her wines from 7 plots within the domaine that her family has owned for 5 generations. The focus here is on achieving fine, elegant champagnes through […]