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Colombey Les Deux Eglises
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About Colombey Les Deux Eglises
Colombey les Deux Eglises is a commune in the Haute-Marne region of north-eastern France and lies close to the ‘Champagne trail’. The best places to stay in Colombey les deux Eglises make a perfect base for exploring the local area.
The village is most famous as the home of General de Gaulle, the soldier and statesman who was leader of the ‘Free French’ during the second World War. De Gaulle bought a substantial property, ‘La Boisserie’ here in 1934 and very much regarded it as home. The term ‘Colombey’ entered the French political vernacular as a metaphor for someone withdrawing from the fray as de Gaulle would frequently do the same during his times in the doldrums.
There is a 145 foot high Cross of Lorraine in the village, commemorating the wartime efforts of the Free French forces and a memorial museum was opened in 2008 by both Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel - marking 50 years of Franco-German rapprochement.
This is a very pretty village set in rolling countryside. The Dhuits forest, which surrounds it, is a beautiful place to walk on the many footpaths. There are natural springs and a variety of wildlife, so it's a good spot for anyone who likes outdoor pursuits.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Colombey les Deux Eglises are both charming traditional properties with a great restaurant attached - the epitome of French hospitality!
For Rustic Charm
- La Grange du Relais was a coaching Inn in days gone by. The style is traditional with stone walls and wooden beams. It has a lovely garden, and the food is excellent. A perfect stop-over if you're exploring the Champagne wine route or simply here for the history.
Just out of town
- For those who prefer off the beaten track, then the charming Hostellerie La Montagne should fit the bill. This restaurant with rooms is ideally situated for enjoying the surrounding countryside or getting to grips with local history. Rooms are traditional in style and the food is great.
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Best Hotels in Colombey Les Deux Eglises
Hostellerie La Montagne 9 rooms from £96Colombey Les Deux Eglises
A charming restaurant with rooms in a pear tree garden. Traditional rooms have romantic wallpapers, fireplaces and antique furniture. Superb French cuisine, a garden and terrace in which to relax. Elegant, peaceful and enchanting.Local exploring - Many woods and forests nearby to enjoy a picnic, wine tasting and historic abbeysGreat walks - Through nearby Wood of the LuneSights nearby - Bayel, the town of crystalTraditional
La Grange du Relais 11 rooms from £66Colombey Les Deux Eglises
Quaint former coaching inn metres from the village of Colombey-les-deux-Eglises, just off the Champagne trail. Stone walls and wooden beams make for cosy traditional rooms, most of which overlook the pretty garden. Come for good French food, local exploring and welcoming hosts.Sights nearby - The town hosts a museum dedicated to Charles de Gaulle 500m from the innGreat walks - lots of local woodland to exploreLocal markets - Good for local colour.Full of character