Veuve Clicquot’s Hôtel du Marc, formerly a private residence for the Veuve Clicquot family is located in downtown Reims, France. This beautiful mansion was a part of the family since 1840. The estate just underwent a four-year renovation to update the home yet still maintain the grand traditional decor and its rich history.
Since the renovation, Hôtel du Marc is now used as a private oasis to host VIP guests of Veuve Clicquot.
The beautiful grand staircase guests are greeted by upon arriving to Hôtel du Marc.
Arriving to the stunning Hotel du Marc for a fabulous visit and tasting experience with Winemaker Bertrand Varoquier! I am so excited for this visit. T his was formerly a residence of the family and is now used to host media and VIP guests. Sadly it’s not open to the public so this tour hopefully will share with you what is behind these closed doors…. You can imagine my excitement when I was invited for lunch to visit this beautiful hotel AND dine with Veuve Clicquot Winemaker Bertrand Varoquier.
Upon arriving to Hôtel du Marc we were welcomed into the great room for a glass of Champagne and light bites before moving into the dining room for our formal lunch.
Our host, winemaker Bertrand Varoquier was all smiles as we arrived and enjoyed a glass of 2006 La Grand Dame Veuve Clicquot together before heading into the dining room for lunch.
The 2006 La Grande Dame Brut. This wine was delicious! What’s not to love about an older rich vintage like this that is creamy, beautiful and just lovely.
The stunning table setting with personalized menus with our names. Such a lovely touch! Just another one of the stunning details the Veuve Clicquot shares with guests during this over the top experience.
Our first course which was an incredible Filet paired with a Vintage Veuve Clicquot Brut 2008 served with a 2008 Vintage Veuve Clicquot Rose.
Winemaker Bertrand all smiles as he shares more about the wines we were enjoying paired back to our delicious food. The second course was Foie Gras which was served with a Vintage 2008 Veuve Clicquot Rose.
The fabulous Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec paired with our dessert.
The delicious Apple Tart Dessert.
Just one of the fun surprises at the Hôtel du Marc we found during our visit. Sadly we were so busy being entertained with our lunch and wine tasting, we didn’t get a chance to try out the photo booth. Next time for sure! I’m still dying to come back and hopefully stay at this incredible Hotel next time… a girl can always dream, can’t she?!
After lunch we headed to the bar area for some little treats, a game of foosball and more fun… I would have never expected to be playing foosball with the winemaker at Veuve Clicquot but that’s one of the best parts about this brand – they always surprise and delight you with creativity, incredible hospitality and indulgent experiences.
Some more little treats to enjoy while we were hanging out in the bar playing foosball.
Cheers to this incredible afternoon with Bertrand and the Veuve Clicquot team at the stunning Hôtel du Marc.
After a few glasses of Champagne, coffee is always a great idea. Especially since we were heading to the Veuve Clicquot production facility after our afternoon at Hôtel du Marc.
Farewell Hôtel du Marc and thanks again Bertrand. What a magical and delicious visit. I hope to come back on my next visit to Reims France and enjoy more of this incredible historic maison.
Select photos courtesy of Veuve Clicquot