Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Perrier-Jouët Journey (IV): Maison Belle Epoque - Part 1

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.

After a 3-hour ride from Paris, we finally arrived at the maison.

They even laid out the green carpet for us!

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.

The view of the maison from the garden.

The manicured garden on a glorious day

The foyer of the elegant maison

Art is everywhere you look in this maison. Love the ceiling motif.

The curtains that could inspire a beautiful gown

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.

The pretty design on the carpet

Posing next to a replica based on the original bottle designed by Emile Gallé

I was captivated by this chair in the garden

Too beautiful to be sat on

Love the cushion with Perrier-Jouët's Japanese anemones motifs

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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marie,
    Perrier Jouet these visits must be scheduled in advance? Could you help me with information??
    I'm planning a trip to Paris in September and would love to know this maison. On the internet I found only information about the visits to Moet (which is next to the Perrier), Mumm and Veuve Clicquot, Reims in these last two. Thank's so much!
    Priscila/ Brasil