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Recommended accommodations for the Food and Wine Lover's France itinerary


Beaune (Burgundy)
Chateau de Gilly, Gilly-les-Citeaux, 21640
Midway between Dijon and Beaune, Chateau de Gilly was originally a 14th-century
Cistercian abbey. The main chateau and its formal gardens date from the 17th century, but the magnificent vaulted Gothic dining room was once the cellar of the abbey. This is a beautiful property, once a member of the Relais & Chateaux group, now affiliated with Small Luxury Hotels. There?s an outdoor pool, tennis, and a wealth of sports available on site. For those who long to live the life of the French gentry, Chateau de Gilly is a wonderful base from which to explore the vineyards of Burgundy.
Phone:  33.03.80.62.89.98
Fax:  33.03.80.62.82.34
Email:  gilly@slh.com
Web:   www.slh.com/france/gillylesciteaux/hotel_gilgil.html
Doubles from:   100EUR

Hostellerie de Bretonniere, 43 rue de Faubourg Bretonniere, 21200
Those looking for a bargain in Beaune will do no better than Hostellerie de Bretonniere. It very nicely located not far from the center of town. Rooms are clean and quiet and there's a pretty courtyard where breakfast is served. There's also free parking. A good choice for those who don't want to spend a lot.
Phone:  33.03.80.22.15.77
Fax:  33.03.80.22.72.54
Email:  infos@hotelbretonniere.com
Web:   www.hotelbretonniere.com/
Doubles from:   54EUR

Hotel de la Poste, 1 boulevard Georges-Clemenceau, 21200
Though the present building was constructed in the 19th century, there?s been a Hotel de la Poste here since the 17th century. The location just outside the city walls is convenient and most rooms have views of the vineyards or the fortifications. The lobby and bar are especially attractive and the rooms are nicely outfitted. Service is very attentive and all in all, this is a lovely choice for those who wish to stay in town. The restaurant is also quite nice.
Phone:  33.03.80.22.08.11
Fax:  33.03.80.24.19.71
Email:  poste.hotel@najeti.com
Web:   www.hoteldelapostebeaune.com
Doubles from:   120EUR

Hotel Le Cep, 27 rue Maufoux, 21200
Those who prefer to stay in town will be very pleased with this member of the Small Luxury Hotel group. Originally a private residence dating from the 16th century, Le Cep is right in the center of town and has one of the loveliest courtyards in Beaune. Breakfast is served in the atmospheric former wine cellar. Service, accommodations, and amenities are all first rate. A very nice property.
Phone:  33.03.80.22.35.48
Fax:  33.03.80.22.76.80
Email:  resa@hotel-cep-beaune.com
Web:   www.hotel-cep-beaune.com
Doubles from:   160EUR

Champillon (Champagne)
Champagne Royal, Bellevue, 51160
This lovely Relais & Chateaux property north of Eperney is on a hilltop overlooking the vineyards of the Marne Valley. Once a coaching inn, the Champagne Royal is one of the nicest places to call home in the area. Each room has a private terrace. Bathrooms are modern and filled with special touches. And the suites are especially nice. The excellent restaurant serves more than 200 varieties of local wine and bubbly.
Phone:  33.03.26.52.87.11
Fax:  33.03.26.52.89.69
Email:  royalchampagne@relaischateaux.com
Web:   www.relaischateaux.com/royalchampagne
Doubles from:   230EUR

Colmar (Alsace)
Grand Hotel Bristol, 7, Place de la Gare, 68000
Very centrally located, this traditional hotel has a good brasserie and restaurant. It?s not really that grand. But it?s one of the better places to stay in Colmar.
Phone:  33.03.89.23.59.59
Fax:  33.03.89.23.92.26
Email:  reservation@grand-hotel-bristol.fr
Web:   www.grand-hotel-bristol.com
Doubles from:   99EUR

Hostellerie le Marechal, 4 -5 Place des Six-Montagne-Noires, 68000
Dating from 1565, Le Marechal is far and away the most delightful place to stay in Colmar. Located in four16th-century half-timbered houses on a canal in Little Venice, Le Marechal combines the best of old and new. There?s a terrace restaurant with water views in summer and a cozy winstube in winter.
Phone:  33.03.89.41.60.32
Fax:  33.03.89.24.59.40
Web:   www.hotel-le-marechal.com/
Doubles from:   95EUR

Dijon
Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge, 5 rue Michelet, 21000
The restaurant at this Best Western affiliated property is truly one of the best in Dijon. The rooms and public areas are furnished with antiques and the 13th-century wine cellar and location near the Cathedral are big draws. Rooms have niceties like minibars and safes. This is a lovely hotel and one of the better choices in Dijon.
Phone:  33.03.80.50.88.88
Fax:  33.03.80.50.88.89
Email:  chapeaurouge@bourgogne.net
Web:   www.bourgogne.net/chapeaurouge/
Doubles from:   130EUR

Hotel Sofitel Dijon - La Cloche, 14 Place Darcy, 21000
Opened in 1884 and completed renovated in 1997, La Cloche does a nice job of combining old and new. The elegant marble lobby and bar are refreshingly uncluttered and the rooms are nice sized and wanting for nothing. The place Darcy location is another plus.
Phone:  33.03.80.30.12.32
Fax:  33.03.80.30.04.15
Email:   H1202@accor-hotels.com
Web:   www.hotel-lacloche.com/uk/index.html
Doubles from:   155EUR

Hotel Wilson, Place Wilson, 21000
The value leader in Dijon, the Hotel Wilson is in a 17th-century post house on a pretty square not far from the heart of Dijon. It?s connected to the especially good Thibert restaurant and with doubles starting at 63EUR, it?s a great buy.
Phone:  33.03.80.66.82.50
Fax:  33.03.80.36.41.54
Web:   www.wilson-hotel.com
Doubles from:   63EUR

Epernay (Champagne)
Hotel de Champagne, 21, Rue Eugene Mercier, 51200
Though it?s nothing special, this Best Western property does provide good value for money to those who want to stay in Epernay within walking distance of the town?s legendary Champagne houses.
Phone:  33.03.26.53.10.60
Fax:  33.03.26.51.94.63
Email:  infos@bw-hotel-champagne.com
Web:   www.bw-hotel-champagne.com/eng/index.html
Doubles from:   90EUR

La Briqueterie, 4, Route de Sezanne, 51530
This family-run property outside Epernay is another nice base for exploring the Champagne region. It?s particularly appealing to oenophiles because the family also owns a Champagne house. The flower-filled grounds have a pool. There?s a good restaurant, an attractive conservatory, and a gymnasium.
Phone:  03.26.59.99.99
Fax:  03.26.59.92.10
Email:  info@labriqueterie.fr
Web:   www.labriqueterie.com
Doubles from:   190EUR

Itterswiller (Alsace)
Hotel Arnold, 98 Route des Vins, 67140
Hotel Arnold is a pretty little inn occupying three historic buildings on the outskirts of the village of Itterswiller. Rooms are simple, but clean and attractive and have mini-bars. The winstube is very good. And the location is appealing. Nice views too.
Phone:  03.88.85.50.58
Fax:  03.88.85.55.54
Web:   www.hotel-arnold.com/home-gb.html
Doubles from:   80EUR

Levernois (Burgundy)
Hostellerie de Levernois, Route du Verdu-sur-le-Doubs, 21200
Set in a ten-acre park just outside Beaune in Levernois, the Hostellerie de Levernois is a member of the Relais & Chateaux group. The food at the Michelin-starred restaurant here is as much of a draw as the glorious setting and taking breakfast in the garden or on your terrace is one of the pleasures of staying here. There?s an outdoor pool, tennis, and a beautiful vegetable garden on the property. Strolling the grounds here past the river and its watermill is very relaxing.
Phone:  03.80.24.73.58
Fax:  03.80.22.78.00
Email:  levernois@relaischateaux.fr
Web:   www.levernois.com/
Doubles from:   130EUR

Meursault (Burgundy)
Hotel les Magnolias, 8, Rue Pierre Joigneaux, 21190
Those who want to stay in a country house in one of Burgundy?s charming wine villages without spending a lot will enjoy this pretty little 18th-century house and cottage. It?s not deluxe by any means, but very pleasant.
Phone:  03.80.21.23.23
Fax:  03.80.21.29.10
Email:  hotel@les-magnolias.com
Web:   www.les-magnolias.com
Doubles from:   86EUR

Nancy
Albert-1er-Astoria, 3, Rue de l?Armee-Patton, 54009
The value leader in Nancy, Albert-1er-Astoria is well located across from the railway station. It?s not glamorous, but for those who don?t want to spend a lot, it?s a solid choice. There?s a nice garden and rooms are comfortable and quiet.
Phone:  33.03.83.40.31.24
Fax:  33.03.83.28.47.78
Email:  albert.astoria@wanadoo.fr
Web:   www.albert1-astoria.com/
Doubles from:   80EUR

Grand Hotel de la Reine, 2, Place Stanislas, 54000
Location. Location. Location. Built in the 18th century along with the magnificent square on which it stands, the Grand Hotel de la Reine is a classified historical monument. The decor is opulent and luxurious. The restaurant is very good. And service is excellent.
Phone:  33.03.83.35.03.01
Fax:  33.03.83.32.86.04
Email:  nancy@concorde-hotels.com
Web:   www-db3.concorde-hotels.com/db/concorde/webdriver?MIval=Fiche_Hotel.html&ID_Hotel=25
Doubles from:   260EUR

Reims (Champagne)
Boyer Les Crayeres, 64 Boulevard Henri-Vasnier, 51100
Set on 20 beautiful acres outside Reims, Boyer Les Crayeres is one of the most luxurious properties in the Champagne region. The turn of the century chateau is gorgeous and the rooms are beautifully decorated. The restaurant is also one of the best in the region. A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, Les Crayeres is a wonderful property. Expensive, but not exhorbitant.
Phone:  33.03.26.82.80.80
Fax:  33.03.26.82.65.52
Email:  crayeres@relaischateaux.com
Web:   www.gerardboyer.com/
Doubles from:   275EUR

Hotel de la Paix, 9, Rue Buirette, 51100
La Paix provides good value for money in Reims. It?s located on a pedestrian-only street between the cathedral and the train station and there?s a pool and garden on the grounds. Rooms have direct-dial phones and cable TV and there?s a bar and restaurant.
Phone:  33.03.26.40.04.08
Fax:  33.03.26.47.75.04
Web:   www.bestwestern-lapaix-reims.com
Doubles from:   99EUR

Ribeauville (Alsace)
Hostellerie des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre, 11 Rue Chateau, 68150
Walking distance to the shops of Ribeauville -- one of the most charming villages in the Alsace wine region -- Hostellerie des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre is arguably the most inviting auberge in the area. Run by two sisters, the 18th-century half-timbered inn is delightful in every regard. Rooms are comfortable and beautifully decorated. There?s a cozy lounge on the main floor. And breakfast is served in the atmospheric "cave." A great choice.
Phone:  33.03.89.73.70.31
Fax:  33.03.89.73.71.21
Doubles from:   112EUR

Le Clos Saint-Vincent, Route de Bergheim, 68150
Set on a hill outside the village of Ribeauville overlooking the vineyards, the Black Forest, and the Alps, Le Clos Saint-Vincent is a very nice choice in Alsace. There are three floors, and ground floor rooms have small patios. The restaurant is well regarded, and during nice weather you can dine on the outdoor terrace. There?s a swimming pool and rooms have extras like minibars.
Phone:  33.03.89.73.67.65
Fax:  33.03.89.73.32.20
Web:   www.leclossaintvincent.com
Doubles from:   135EUR

Strasbourg
Hotel des Rohan, 17 - 19, Rue du Maroquin, 67060
The Hotel des Rohan offers a terrific location and very good value for money in Strasbourg. It?s on a pedestrian street around the corner from the Cathedral, walking distance to shops, restaurants, and most of the city?s attractions. The rooms are nicely decorated and furnished with mini-bars, though some are on the smallish side. Guests have free Internet access.
Phone:  33.03.88.32.85.11
Fax:  33.03.88.75.65.37
Email:  info@hotel-rohan.com
Web:   www.hotel-rohan.com
Doubles from:   69EUR

Le Regent Petite France, 5, Rue des Moulins, 67000
Located on the bank of the Ill River in a former ice factory, Le Regent Petite France opened in 1992. It?s modern and stylish. Service is first rate. And the "Petite France" location is walking distance to Strasbourg?s most charming shops and restaurants. For those who don?t mind spending $200+ a night, this is the place. Many will find the modern decor a breath of fresh air in quaint Alsace.
Phone:  03.88.76.43.43
Fax:  03.88.76.43.76
Email:  rpf@regent-hotels.com
Web:   www.regent-hotels.com
Doubles from:   149EUR

Romantik Hotel Beaucour, 5, Rue des Bouchers, 67000
Located in a 17th-century building a brief stroll from the Cathedral, the Hotel Beaucour is one of the best choices in Strasbourg. Service is well above average. Timbered ceilings and other historic elements are nicely balanced with modern amenities. The bathrooms are especially nice. The owners also own some of the better restaurants in town, including Miason Kammerzell. For location, quality, and value, Hotel Beaucour is hard to beat.
Phone:  33.03.88.76.72.00
Fax:  33.03.88.76.72.60
Web:   www.hotel-beaucour.com
Doubles from:   129.50EUR

Tinqueux (Champagne)
L'Assiette Champenoise, 40 Avenue Paul-Vaillant-Couturier, 51430
On four acres outside Reims, L?Assiette Champenoise makes a wonderful base for exploring the Champagne wine country. The chateau itself is beautiful and beautifully decorated. There?s a swimming pool and the five types of rooms are all nicely outfitted, though standard rooms are small. The restaurant is also very good.
Phone:  33.03.26.84.64.64
Fax:  33.03.26.04.15.69
Email:  assiette.champenoise@wanadoo.fr
Web:   www.assiettechampenoise.com/presentation_va.htm
Doubles from:   128EUR