Auprès de l'Église

Oyes, Marne
Bed & Breakfast


Explore Champagne from this classy, quirky big house in a quiet little village. New Zealand owners offer decadent dinners under the trees

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

New Zealanders Michael and Glenis do excellent table d’hôtes and love sharing their restored 19th-century house full of surprises: some walls are unadorned but for the mason’s scribbles. The upstairs suite is separated by a fabulous wall of bookcases and an attic stair, the ground floor has a French country feel. Another big, cleverly designed room leads off the courtyard where you sit in the shade of birch trees and dine (and enjoy a champagne aperitif). Oyes church has no chiming clocks: you’ll sleep deeply here. Plenty of fun and funky brocante yet the comforts are modern. Charming Sézanne is a 20-minute drive.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
11am, please get in touch for early or late check out
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €40. Children's dinner, 2 courses, €10.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €130
Surcharges
Singles €80. Extra bed/sofabed available €20 per person per night.
2 Suites for 2
From €130

Reviews

Great central location for Champagne district and yet quiet and relaxing in small village. Helpful and charming hosts, fabulous big room to spread out in, highly recommended.

Grant, Auckland

Lovely house with very pretty courtyard and garden. Incredibly comfortable bed, great linen. Glenis and Mike are generous and very relaxed hosts. Delicious breakfast and dinner. Aupres d'Eglise is glorious escapism and completely unpretentious. They pay great attention to detail without fuss. They have terrific imagination and their creative skills are not just inside but extend to heavenly eating areas outside. Lots of help finding champagne too.

Penny

What a great place to stay! There were three of us and we had newly converted stable rooms leading onto the courtyard. They were spacious and beautifully appointed. Glenis and Mike were wonderful hosts, and we spent a most enjoyable evening dining with them. The next day they pointed us in the right direction to buy some great champagne. We couldn't have asked for a better overnight stay. Hopefully we shall be back next year - but this time for a little longer.

Madeleine

An excellent place to stay. The Kiwi owners (Glenis & Mike) made our stay so hospitable. Good food and excellent wines. Our bedroom and wet-room was one of the recently converted stables. Very stylish and quirky interiors. (Mike is also a Set Designer for the film industry). Took lots of photos to pinch his ideas including the Himalayan Birch Trees in the courtyard. We will come back and stay again

Steve

A wonderfully hospital place with beautiful bedrooms and exquisite food. Heaven in Champagne country. Thank you for a very memorable stay. We will be back.

Sallie

If it were possible, I reckon that this marvellous place was even better than on my previous visit a year ago. My newly furnished room was full of delightful and successful objets trouves, the welcome was as warm as ever, the delicious meal served around the kitchen table copious and impeccable, and the conversation stimulating and wide-ranging. If there's a better chambres d'hotes in France than this I'd be most surprised

Chris

I recommend this delightful place without hesitation. The welcome from Glenis could hardly have been warmer, and she served us a delicious four-course meal with wine under the trees on a perfect September evening. She also coped with my having to make an early start the next morning, and served a marrvellous breakfast with home-made jams. The room was extremely comfortable, and furnished with real imagination and flair. I intend to go back there several times, as soon as possible.

Chris

Absolutely perfect we stayed in the Garden Room on one nigth and the Attic Suite for two other nights. Wonderful evening meals - great hosts and a loveley quiet area but not far from good cities. Perfect

David

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Glenis Foster

  • Sawday self-catering accommodation also available.
  • Great base for visiting local Champagne Houses...we have plenty of info, guidance and maps...
  • Visit the royal city of Reims, the capital of Champagne Epernay, the fortified UNESCO Heritage village of Provins, the medieval trading town of Troyes with factory shops galore, Paris and Disneyland withing 1.5 hrs drive...
  • We have bikes available for guests to use free of charge...pack a picnic [or get us to do it for you!] and head into the vines for a little Champagne tasting or follow the Tour de France trails....
  • Enjoy dinner in the Garden under the stars or in the menage by the open firepit...sipping Champagne and enjoying homemade aperitifs...
  • Visit the Battle of the Marne war memorial on foot, by bike or car...pop into the market in Sezanne or Epernay to purchase some local cheeses to take home...and fill the boot with Champagne for that special occasion...we can recommend local tours...