Le Marius Hotel
I enjoy hotels that have character and the stylish family run hotel Le Marius at Ricey Bas in the Champagne region fits the bill. On the Burgundy border, in a small village the 16th century Le Marius is made up of four houses from the region. All the eleven bedrooms are different in size, and stylishly decorated. Mine had a large bed and timber rafters with a mezzanine floor with a further two twin beds. The en-suite bathroom was modern. They also have one bedroom available for people bringing dogs with a supplement of â‚¬15.
The vineyards surrounding the village have three appellations Champagne, Rose des Riceys and Coteaux Champenois. Champagne producers are everywhere. In this village alone there were 65!