Tin chandeliers, Nantes silk and calico hangings, antique scrollwork panels, and other traditional luxe touches make lodgings in this trio of vine-clad, pink-and-yellow 15th- and 16th-century houses especially alluring. The largest guest room, the Suite Loft, is under the oak-beam eaves, while the Salle Bleue (Blue Room) looks worthy of the cover of Maison Française. The guest salon is set in a vaulted cave-wine cellar fitted out with the latest in soigné furniture.
From the name (for the city's centuries-old roosting haunts of storks) to the daub-and-wattle facade abuzz with the pattern of timbered logs, a storybook courtyard, and a fairy-tale staircase, this is a truly magical retreat.
Jul 5, 2006
Even on a weekend that was not busy for Troyes we had to stay at the Mercure on Saturday night and checked into the Champ on Sunday. It was worth the wait. All were very accomodating.