While we're on the subject of champagne, let's talk Veuve Clicquot. I'm partial to Veuve because it's what my family has always served during the holidays and on special occasions. While flipping through the Dec/Jan 2012 issue of French AD, I found these striking photos of Hotel du Marc, a private hotel owned by Veuve Clicquot. Located in Reims, France, the estate, once the residence of Madame Clicquot herself, was recently renovated and updated by noted architect Bruno Moinard.
Unfortunately, the hotel is not open to the public, serving instead as private guest quarters for those invited by the champagne house. The good news, though, is that we can get a taste of the interiors thanks to the AD article.
All photos from AD, Dec/Jan 2012, Mai-Linh photographer.