Great stop over at Chalons-en-Champagne
We stayed at the Hotel D'Angleterre en route to Zeebrugge on our way back home to England from a holiday in the Dordogne. It is located in the centre of Chalons- en-Champagne and we were given a delightful room overlooking the Cathedral.The hotel is very well appointed, both modern and stylish and our room had a large double bed coffee machine, safe and even a television tuned to BBC. Our bathroom incorporated both a bath and separate enclosed shower cubicle. There are two options for dining a rather up market restaurant which happened to be fully booked when we arrived and a less formal Bistro where we thoroughly enjoyed an excellent three course 37euro menu [28 for 2 courses]. The meal was superb and particularly our Gambas starter Despite the fact that both eating places were very busy the service could nevertheless not be faulted. The staff at reception were very welcoming and friendly and after hearing my faltering French quickly switched to English for me. Unfortunately there always has to be a slight downside and that proved to be the parking facility. The car park for which there is a charge of 10 euros a night is quite small and tight. It is, however, locked and secure overnight and we were fortunate to squeeze into one of the last few remaining spots available in the late afternoon. Don't know whether it is possible to reserve a space overnight but it is something worth bearing in mind if you are arriving later in the day.