We welcome you to the cottage at Henriette. You will find on the spot the space and all the equipments necessary for a stay of quality.
Expected arrival at 17:00. Contact us for a later arrival. We will find anyway a solution to welcome you quietly.
Machault is located 37 km east of Reims, direction Luxembourg, on the 980 rd. The cottage is in the main street, in the middle of the village opposite and left of the church (when we have the church in the back) and right in front of the bakery. A sign announces the lodging near the door of entry.
The cottage has a covered and closed area to park your cars or motorcycles. The barn is directly accessible from the house and can accommodate 3 or 4 cars or at least ten motorcycles.
If you have other vehicles to park or you do not want to return, you can park in front of the cottage in front of the church. Please avoid parking in front of the bakery.
We welcome you to the cottage to present the premises and answer all your questions. Payment of the balance and tourist tax is also done on arrival.
We remind you that the availability of sheets is optional. You can quite come with yours. We put duvets at your disposal, in the cupboards or wardrobes of each room, to use as blankets. Thank you to put them in their bag before leaving the house.
The WIFI code is displayed near the phone.
You can listen to the radio, read CDs, a USB key or connect your smartphone to the hi-fi system. You can listen to the vinyls available on site on a turntable.
A television in the living room downstairs, another in the lounge above. "orange box" or tnt at the bottom and tnt at the top. For both possibility of playing videos.
Large barbecue available in the attached barn. Remember to take the charcoal.
Garden with many games: skittle alley, ball court, basketball hoop, children's house, ping pong, table football, darts, badminton
There are no bikes on site but possibillity to rent them a few kilometers, in Cauroy at Ardennes free wheels http://www.bimbimbikes.fr
Baby high chair and cot available at the cottage
Optional bathroom linen at 8 € for one glove and two towels. Notify us before your arrival to the extent possible
The hair dryer is in one of the bathrooms
Cleaning is included when you book with abritel or tripadvisor. In other cases it is optional at 70 €. If you do the housework yourself, the equipment and products are available on site
A sofa bed for two people is available in the mezzanine above the living room on the first floor. It is necessary to provide sleeping bag or blanket for this extra bed. You can come with folding beds or additional inflatable mattresses up to a maximum of 16 people, with due warning to the owners. This service is without supplement.
Washing machine, dryer and iron are available.
The heating is powered by solar energy and fuel. The regulation works with an external sensor. You can adjust the temperature of each radiator by acting on the individual thermostats. The chimney with insert allows to warm the atmosphere of a few additional degrees.
The glass is deposited in a specific container. All other recyclable materials (paper, all plastics, cans, canned goods) are deposited in the same bin. You can then empty them in the containers of the municipality. The ashes are to be put in the galvanized steel bin. Non-recyclable household waste must be bagged and stored in the 120-liter container. The owner will take care of them after the rental. All this waste, recyclable or not, are to be deposited in the place reserved for them in the adjoining barn. Biodegradable organic waste (peelings, leftovers) must be placed in the composter in the garden, just after the ground of ball on left.
Cars and motorcycles park in the barn attached to the cottage. Four cars can be stored in the shelter. For additional vehicles or if you want to leave them outside, you have to park them in front of the church, leaving free parking in front of the bakery.
The cottage is accessible to people with reduced mobility but does not have specific equipment. Only one room is on the ground floor. It has its own bathroom but the shower is not wheelchair accessible. We also welcome disabled people, regardless of their disability.
Pets are welcome at no extra cost. The park is fully enclosed. Access to rooms and floors is forbidden.
An Historic Monument from the 15th and 16th centuries, Vouziers Church, dedicated to St Maurilius, has the particularity of being adorned with a splendid Renaissance façade. Remarkably well-preserved, its central door adorned with seven pendants and boasting a sculpted tympanum depicting the Annunciation, is the work of the Champagne architect Jehan Laurens.
In the Ardennes, at the edge of the Argonne Forest in the commune of Olizy-Primat, lies a park covering 13 hectares. Visitors can watch animals in their natural environment, and learn about how nocturnal animals behave. Nocturnia, an interpretation centre about nocturnal life in the countryside, invites children and adults alike to meet bats, owls, fireflies and other night animals... This fun, educational interactive exhibition-show will show you how animals live when we sleep, with a chance to listen to them, touch them, play and laugh! A real journey to the heart of the night...
Argonne Discovery Park also has a wolf park covering one hectare, where a pack of wolves has lived since 2010. You can admire them in peace from the observation points provided.
Visitors can also enjoy a forest trail inviting you to discover the fauna of the Ardennes, a scavenger hunt based on the role of an animal behaviour researcher, a village of old trades, an animal farm and a bouncing hammock (trampolines in the trees).
Monday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Nestling at the heart of the Ardennes, in the communes of Sauville and Le Chesne, Bairon Lake has a surface area of 120 hectares and is made up of two ponds separated by a dyke: the old pond and its reed bed, which have been turned into a nature reserve, and a reservoir for water sports. Its departmental leisure centre, complete with a sandy beach, is a great place for summer holidaymakers to enjoy swimming (supervised from mid-June to late August), kayaking and sailing.
Enter the fabulous world of motoring at the Reims Champagne Automobile Museum! Today, a collectors' association manages this automobile museum and its 230 vehicles, the oldest of which date back to 1908.
160 branded cars, 70 vintage motorcycles, thousands of miniature cars, pedal cars, heavy goods vehicles and utility vehicles are sure to thrill motoring fans!
Created in the old workshops of MMM (Menuiserie Métallique Moderne) in Reims by Philippe Charbonneau, himself a collector and bodywork creator for models by Chevrolet Corvette, Delahaye, Renault, etc., the Reims Champagne Automobile Museum has its star: the famous SCAR, of which only 400 were produced in Champagne in 1908, with only 6 or 7 models remaining in the world today.
Fans and young visitors will be glad to pick up a miniature model at the gift shop, for example a reproduction of a Renault promotional lorry or the Citroën "Bic" lorry.
Monday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
City of Coronations and Champagne, Reims can be proud of possessing four historic buildings that are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the Notre-Dame cathedral, the Tau palace, the Saint-Remi basilica, and the Saint-Remi museum.
The jewel of the city, the Notre-Dame cathedral is unusual in that it has been the place of coronation for 33 kings of France from 816 to 1825. Clovis was also baptized in this place in 498. The architectural harmony and remarkable statuary of this 13th-century building make it a masterpiece of Gothic art. Decorated with magnificent statues of angels with opened wings, the cathedral of Reims is really worth its nickname of Cathedral of Angels. Once inside, one is immediately attracted by the brightness of the nave and the magnificent stained glass windows, which date largely from the 13th century. Don't miss seeing the blue stained glass windows of the axial chapel, designed by the contemporary artist Marc Chagall.
Next to the cathedral, the Tau palace, a former archbishop's palace where the coronation banquets were notably organised, is today home to the Works of Notre-Dame museum, where tapestries, sculptures, the cathedral treasury and coronation-related objects are exhibited.
The next of the Champagne city's historic places to visit is Saint-Remi basilica, a magnificent Romano-Gothic building, and its museum. Situated in the buildings of the former Saint-Remi abbey, the museum recounts the history of the abbey and houses art collections from Prehistory to the Middle Ages.
Also not to be missed in the city: Place Royale square, surrounded by arcades, and Place Drouet-d'Erlon square with its lively cafés, shops and restaurants.
The museum-mansion Le Vergeur, installed in a mansion of the 13th and 16th centuries, is home to art objets, furniture and paintings.
Famous for its buildings, the City of Art and History of Reims is also well known for the cellars of its prestigious champagne houses, which are dug into chalk and open to visitors.
Standing 8.5 metres tall, 14 metres long and 5 metres wide, Woinic is the biggest boar in the world! A symbol of the Ardennes, and its values of strength, courage and solidarity, this impressive sculpture of nearly 50 tonnes of metal, is the work of the artist Eric Sléziak. This monumental statue took eleven years and over 12 000 hours to make! Since 8 August 2008, the giant boar has stood on the motorway service area at Saulces-Monclin, between Rethel and Charleville-Mézières.
Founded in 1132 by the Abbot of St Remi of Reims, the old Le Mont-Dieu charterhouse, nestling at the heart of a vast forest clearing in the commune of Le Mont-Dieu in the Ardennes, forms a harmonious picture. Upon seeing the entrance pavilion and large main building dotted with mullioned windows, reminders of bygone days, you may feel sorry that the other buildings of this monastery, where Carthusian monks prayed until the French Revolution, are no longer standing. This rustic site, which once welcomed famous guests like St Bernard of Clairvaux, the Pope Eugene III and St Thomas Becket, is not open to visitors, and can only be admired from the outside.
The forest of Verzy, situated in the Reims mountain Regional Nature Park, is home to dwarf beech trees, the Faux, with very unusual shapes. Steeped in mystery, these protected and particularly fragile trees can be discovered along a waymarked footpath.
The administrative centre of the Ardennes, on the banks of the Meuse, and the birthplace of the poet Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières is also famous for its world festival of Puppet Theatres, which makes it the undisputed capital of puppetry.
Yet Charleville-Mézières is also known for its prestigious Place Ducale, an architectural gem built between 1612 and 1628 by the architect Clément Métezeau, at the request of the Duke Charles de Gonzague. A listed protected area, this immense paved square surrounded by twenty-seven pavilions in the Henry IV or Louis XIII style, is one of the most beautiful squares in France! In fact it is considered as the twin sister of Place des Vosges in Paris. Its architecture is both sumptuous and harmonious, combining pink brick, ochre stone and blue slate...
Near the Place Ducale, between the International Puppet Institute and the Museum of the Ardenne, children and adults should be sure to take a look at the Grand Marionnettiste, a monumental clock with automata. Every hour from 10 am to 9 pm, it shows one of the twelve scenes of the Ardennes legend of the four Aymon sons. The public can also see all the episodes every Saturday night at 9.15 pm.
When it comes to museums, you have a choice between the Museum of the Ardenne, dedicated to the archaeology, history, art and popular traditions of the Ardennes, and the Rimbaud Museum, set in an old 17th-century windmill. It pays tribute to the famous poet who was born in Charleville, through his memorabilia, manuscripts et photographs.
In the Mézières quarter, discover the relics of medieval ramparts, as well as the Basilica of Our Lady of Hope, in the late Flamboyant Gothic style. Inside are some superb contemporary stained glass windows made between 1955 and 1979 by René Dürrbach, a friend of Picasso.
To relax after your cultural tour, head to the Mont Olympe, near the old mill, a green space of 14 hectares containing an aquatic centre, a water sports centre, a river port and a play area.
In uneven years, in September, the whole town is abuzz for ten days, for the world festival of Puppet Theatres. In a friendly party atmosphere, it welcomes theatre companies from all over the world. An unmissable event for all puppet-lovers!
Don't miss the Confréries festival in Ardenne, a gastronomic event that takes place in the spring on the Place Ducale. This friendly event is attended by some fifty French and Belgian brotherhoods (confréries), and celebrates local produce.
Situated between Reims and Épernay, the Reims mountain Regional Nature Park extends over 50,000 hectares. During the visit, walkers can discover alternately forests, vineyards - those of the prestigious Reims Mountain vineyards - and beautiful villages.
The highlight of the park is in the Verzy forest, at an altitude of 288 metres. It is in this same forest that the Faux de Verzy stand, beautiful and protected dwarf beech trees with particularly strange shapes.
A few kilometers from the house, a poetic museum, joyful, to see and drink. Very pleasant place, even if we are not a priori sensitive to poetry, we are welcomed at the old café where Verlaine came to drink and write. Complete artists' exhibits informative and dreamy visit.
Monday: 12:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Thursday: 12:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Monday: 09:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Saturday: 01:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Sunday: 01:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Possibility to rent bikes nearby. Flexible and adapted service, do not hesitate to ask for any type of cycle rental
Monday: 01:55 PM – 07:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Saturday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 02:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM – 00:30 AM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 00:30 AM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 00:30 AM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 00:30 AM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 02:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 02:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Visit the Pommery cellars with comtenporain art installations, and tasting at the end. It is recommended to double with the visit of the villa, near the villa.
Monday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 AM, 01:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Super quality catering service at a very reasonable price. Fresh fruits and vegetables but also meat and even fish on Fridays
Monday: Open 24 hours a day
Tuesday: Open 24 hours a day
Wednesday: Open 24 hours a day
Thursday: Open 24 hours a day
Friday: Open 24 hours a day
Saturday: Open 24 hours a day
Sunday: Open 24 hours a day
Monday: 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Thursday: 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Saturday: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Good value for money 15 km from the cottage
Le bistrot Les Cocottes du Cul de Poule, situé à Reims, vous propose de vous accueillir dans un cadre original et bigarré, dans les tons de marron et de bleu. La salle est agréablement agencée et invite à s’installer confortablement.
Le Chef vous propose une carte bistrotière composée de trois délicieuses recettes mijotées en cocotte. Les mets sont riches et savoureux. Vous apprécierez leurs saveurs. Parmi les suggestions : pavé de veau crème de Parmesan, Saint-Jacques à la crème truffées ou encore dos de lieu tomate et aneth.
Si le soleil est de sortie, vous pourrez vous restaurer en terrasse et profiter de beau temps !
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 07:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 07:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 07:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 07:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 07:30 PM
A solid Reims brewery that never disappoints, in a perfectly restored art deco decor
Monday: 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Departure at 17:00 on Sunday for weekend rentals and at 10:00 on Saturdays for week rentals.
Optional at 70 € for direct bookings. Included in the price on abritel and advisor.
Equipment on site if you have not taken this option
In general we make an inventory before departure to return the deposit to the tenant. If this is not possible, we will return the deposit within one week.
You can leave a notice on the spot by writing on the guestbook and / or leave an opinion on Google and / or on Facebook and / or on our site http://www.gite-champagne-ardennes.com
We welcome you to the cottage at Henriette. You will find on the spot the space and all the equipments necessary for a stay of quality.
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