In Epernay, the heart of Champagne in France, lies a beautiful private guest house that boasts one of today's leading private Art Nouveau collection. Welcome to Perrier-Jouët's Maison Belle Epoque.
Visiting Champagne has always been top on my list, especially since I have been doing PR work for several top champagne brands. As part of my Perrier-Jouët journey, I was invited to visit this amazing guest house, its cellar that lies under, as well as being treated to an amazing lunch in its dining hall.
Acquired in the middle of the 19th century, the house boasts 200 original artworks by renowned artists such as Galle, Majorelle, Lalique, Guiimard, Mucha and Poinsignon. Defintely a feast for the eyes with its exceptional period furniture, vases, lamps, vintage woven tapestries and carpets, stained glass and paintings that capture the spirit of the Belle Epoque era.
This is one of the most charming toilets I have ever been to. The elaborate design on the wallpaper! Wow!
After a welcome flute of champage while touring the ground floor of the maison and the garden, it was time for lunch at the dining hall. To find out more about the lunch, the cellar tour, the meeting with Chef de Cave Hervé Deschamps, as well as the decor of the four private guest rooms, check out my next blog entry.