We had the most fantastic stay at La Croix Joly and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to explore the achamlabne area.
The rooms are extremely comfortable, with modern fittings, and all but one single room had their own bathroom which is nice and modern. We were a group of 11 and easily fit, with plenty of room. Some of the older people in our party appreciated the proper showers that were not over a bath,
There were heaps of plates and glasses for a large group and we enjoyed being able to use the full kitchen.
The pool and gym are amazing and enjoyed by some of our younger guests. Everyone liked the supplied bath robe and slippers too, to go to the pool.
There is a fantastic bakery just a few minutes away with delicious croissants and pastries, and we enjoyed exploring the area.
We felt it was a fantastic combination of older style house but with some nice modern touches inside to make it more comfortable, if we ever trav,e there again as a group, we would most certainly stay!
I chose this location because I wanted to have a vineyard experience(similar to what we have had in Napa) and have a spacious place for my wife and I. The Gite has room for a group and is very clean. The owner, Claudy, is a generous and friendly person. One great thing, is the refrigerator came with a selection of Claudy's various champagne products priced very reasonably and are very good! The surrounding town is small (as are many of the towns in the region) and the local Boulangerie has great food! One thing we enjoy is trying the local champagne houses, make sure to start early to set appointments, drop ins are not so common as in Napa for example. We found the outdoor patio to be a great area to relax. The internet service was reliable and fast. The larger cities(Reims, Damery and Epernay) were close by. The recommendations Claudy had for eating were excellent. The vistas from the town and the Gite are idyllic. One place we found as a unique experience was the Perch Bar, try it out(its a 45 minute drive). If you are looking for a friendly atmosphere, quiet location, and a clean roomy place to stay this is the spot.