8, Rue des Chateaux 02220 02220 Courcelles-sur-Vesle − France
Legend has it that Jean Cocteau designed the staircase of the Château de Courcelles... Regardless of whether it is true, this rumour speaks volumes about the attention to detail in this palace where Jean-Jacques Rousseau once liked to stroll in the French garden and French literary figures Racine, La Fontaine and Dumas stayed between Paris, the Aisne and the Champagne. Which now famous pages did they write here? This can be contemplated while strolling through the magnificent grounds, swimming in the pool, playing a round of golf, or a game of tennis, and dining like royalty, discovering the best local products and excellent wines.
Between Paris (45 min from CDG airport) and Reims, just minutes away from the Champagne region as well as the Chemin des Dames, the Château de Courcelles is an authentic 17th century French château that will charm you at first sight.
Racine, La Fontaine and Cocteau all stayed here. Napoleon met his wife Marie-Louise of Austria for the first time at Courcelles, and Christian Dior organised lavish parties in this authentic place. Its 18 rooms and suites are unique, authentically decorated and provide a "château" experience.
Its French garden and 23 hectares park, whose bicentenary plane trees line the canal, make the Château de Courcelles a great place for escape and tranquillity. A true interlude of nature and culinary delight, Courcelles embodies the French Art of Living, perfectly combining the enjoyment of beauty and quality.
Its gastronomic restaurant, which has won many awards, is one of the finest of the region.
It also offers a winter garden, a terrace with a view on the surrounding nature, tennis court and an outdoor pool that is heated throughout summer season.
The Château de Courcelles embodies the French Art of Living, perfectly combining the enjoyment of beauty and quality. Its 18 rooms and suites are unique, authentically decorated and provide a "château" experience.
Overlooking the park, the French garden or the village, all our rooms have a bathroom with shower and/or bath. Every room is decorated in a different colour with a unique atmosphere that you can choose according to your wishes.
You will also find large suites located in the outbuildings and, for those located on the ground floor, you will enjoy private terraces which are very popular for an enjoyable breakfast or pre-dinner drinks.
The Tradition rooms are located in the Château. With a surface area of 15 to 18sqm, these rooms are equipped with a standard double bed, a bathroom with bath or shower and have a lovely view over the park.
The Superior rooms are located in the Château. With a surface area between 20 and 25sqm, these bedrooms have a Queen-size bed and a lovely view over the village of Courcelles.The marble bathroom is equipped with a shower and/or bathtub.
This room can accommodate up to two guests maximum.
The Prestige rooms are located in the Château or in the outbuildings with a private terrace. With a surface area of 27 to 35 m², these bedrooms have a a king-size bed and a lovely view on the French Garden. The marble bathroom is equipped with a shower and/or bathtub.
The Suites are located in the outbuildings of the Château. With a surface area between 42 and 54 sqm, they offer a separated lounge from the bedroom. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and a bathtub.
On request :
- One of the Suite is equipped for disable access.
- Possibility to add an extra bed.
- Possibility to enjoy a private outdoor terrace in the garden.
The "Royal Suite" is located on the 1st floor of the Château overlooking the park and the French Garden. With a surface area of 46sqm², you can enjoy a large marble bathroom with both a shower and a bathtub. Its blue and gold color enlighted by the sunset everyday will take you back to the highest times of the 17th century royalty.
Dotted with various points of interest, conducive to strolling and exploring, the 23 hectares of the park enable you to discover the château from different angles, arousing your curiosity in peaceful surroundings.
What could be more relaxing than walking along the reach, sitting on a bench and taking time to enjoy the reflections of the plane trees on the water. Every season has its charm and every time of day, its colour.
Obeying precise rules, issued and enforced by master gardeners for over two centuries, the garden showcases the château, offering a perspective overlooking the main building and outbuildings.
Have fun finding your way out of this maze that the French nobility were so fond of and played in with their family or simply to flirt.
There are many species of trees and small paths accessible to everyone, on foot, that you can take for fitness purposes (jogging) or on the bicycles we place at your disposal free of charge.
Following on from the pool, facing the winter garden, from mid-April until September the donkeys' pasture receives horses and ponies to the delight of both children and adults alike.
An outdoor pool, a short walk from the rooms, in the centre of the Park, heated from May to October, it is the ideal place to relax after a trip, returning from a day of sightseeing or simply to enjoy doing nothing.
Whether private or business, your events at Courcelles are unique. Combine the atmosphere of the Château and our art of living tradition to the organisation of your events and the result will leave your guests remembering it as a first-choice experience.
To allow you to promote your products or services even more effectively and present them in a prestigious setting in line with your image, to receive your customers, prospects and journalists in a refined venue steeped in history, we suggest organising your promotional events at the Château de Courcelles.
Our three dining rooms can be made available for your meals. The capacity per room, based on round tables of 8 people:
Would you like to organise your events outdoors? Our 23-hectare park with its pasture, canal and French garden, or our terrace or pool are suitable places to pep up your presentations and events.
Indoors or outdoors, the château can be privatised.
Training your employees in a rewarding environment shows them the commitment of your company or local authority to their success.
To enable you to organise your training sessions, conferences or seminars, the Château de Courcelles offers solutions tailored to your budgets, by the day or half-day or residential.
ractical information on our conference room:
If your training programme requires working in subgroups, we can provide you with our library, our lounge and some suites and apartments with a lounge.
The short amount of time separating you from Paris, Soissons, Reims or Epernay are major assets for the discretion, tranquillity and privacy of your business. Our expertise in this area is a guarantee of quality for the success of your seminars.
"By definition Courcelles is a family affair." And it is a real privilege for us to assist you in key events of your personal life. A meal or a stay followed by a religious ceremony, a birthday celebration or a family event... We make every effort to ensure that your time spent with us is unforgettable.
Practical information fto organize your receptions:
We can help you to organise your events, but your wedding planner or event organiser are also more than welcome.
All the team of Château de Courcelles will be delighted to welcome you in an enchanting setting. Discover and enjoy a seasonal cuisine drawn from the richness of the region.
"Cultivate the passion of the beautiful and the good, by respecting the tradition of our dishes while bringing a touch of modernity and rigor, with products of proximity"
After a classical school career, our chef Lucas Vannier took the path of starred restaurants: the Auberge des Templiers*, the Côte Saint-Jacques**, Maison Jeunet**. It is today at the Château de Courcelles that he is taking his first steps as Chef.
He wishes to share his passion with his clients but also with his team by transmitting his knowledge. His cuisine comes from the soil and is composed of fresh and seasonal products that are revisited for your pleasure.
Depending on the season and your preferences, you can dine in either one of our two historic dining rooms, either in the winter garden opening onto the park or in the summer on the terrace with views of the surrounding nature.
Our cellar was achieved with a lot of care and also a lot of passion.
With over 600 references through the French wineyard in Bordeaux and Burgondy, our Sommelier will offer you the choice of the perfect wine-pairing in association with your dishes. For Champagne lovers, you can enjoy nearly a hundred varieties to open your selection.
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Train Station: Soissons (15 Kms.)
Airport: Reims Airport (40 Kms.)
Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle - Paris (100 Kms.)
From Calais: Take Motorway N1 and then N43 direction Reims, exit 11. Take Motorway D1 direction Soissons.
From Paris: Take Motorway A1 direction Lille. Then take Motorway A104 direction Soissons and N31 direction Reims.
From Reims: Take the D380, then Motorway A4 direction Paris. Take D31 direction Soissons.