Visitors who stay at this restored 18th-century château, about six miles south of the grape-growing village of Hautvillers, feel like house-guests, especially when gathered for dinner at the communal table. Owner Elisabeth Vollereaux prepares meals from old family recipes, such as chicken cooked with champagne, cream, and mushrooms, and champagne sabayon. And naturally, glasses of champagne are served with every course.
Doubles from $235. 33/(0) 32-654-2723. Read "A Certain Sparkle". This appeared in the November/December 2012 issue.