We travelled through France, stopping off at Didier Trichet on both the way there and the return journey.
Mr and Mrs Trichet are the most wonderful hosts... The rooms are good for the price and the breakfast is very good. What makes this B&B amazing is the passion Mr Trichet has for his Champagne. A visit there without taking advantage of his knowledge of his Champagne is a visit with a missed opportunity.
We were extremely lucky to visit at the end of the harvest and we were treated to a visit to the press and his caves. I learned so much about making champagne and I now have a different appreciation of the product and why it costs so much.
We have left with wonderful memories plus quite a few bottles to revive those memories.
My tip would be to choose one of the rooms on the upper floors.
Also be aware that it is about a 15-20 minute drive to the centre of Reims.
For a short overnight stop it is a good B&B. If you can afford the time (and a small amount of money) for the Champagne tour, it is a wonderful experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2 kilometres south of Reims and its famous cathedrale, you are in Trois-Puits and you drive into the Champagne appellation area.The montagne de Reims spreads in front of you, with perfectly lined rows of vines on its hillsides. Just at the entrance to the village, facing the Mont Ferre, our guest house. Welcome, you are in our Champagne House ! ... more less