03 26 54 03 48
68 rue des Prieurés - 51530 Moussy

Our History

 

Once upon a time, there was a young couple...

Léonie and René Chamberlin were married, and had three children: René, Leone and Eliane.

1914 : war broke out, and all able-bodied men were called up; René Chamberlin (father) left Moussy for the Front. In the first days, he fell under the enemy's bullets. A war widow, Léonie was assigned a bar and tobacconist, which she ran alone, with the help of her children...

1940 : Justin Arthozoul, from the Aude, a regular soldier on manoeuvres in Pierry, fell in love at first sight with Eliane ... they married in 1948, and from their union, Benjamin was born.

1956 : after 22 years under the flag, Justin became a café and hotel proprietor, and named it 'The Provencal’. He modernised the café, added four rooms with hot water to the two already existing, above a banqueting room, and organised special meals to order for weddings, baptisms, communions...

… from which Benjamin found his vocation, going to catering college in 1963, graduating as a cook in 1967, and also as a waiter. He went to work in various houses until 1971, including Les Ardennes at Chalons sur Marne, in Menton, at the Relais in Sillery, in the station buffet...

1971 : the Provencal had grown to 21 rooms, including two apartments and eight rooms acquired by purchasing the building opposite the café. Benjamin took over the ovens, and continued to develop its regional, family meals.

1981 : the restaurant was created; thirteen new bedrooms and large spacious rooms were constructed to perpetuate the tradition of family meals for wedding, communions and baptisms; the garden was improved with a tennis court; and the establishment became known as the Auberge Champenoise. Benjamin, fascinated by old tools for more than ten years, could exhibit them by creating his museum, an exhibition gallery in the Restaurant.

1988 : the restaurant expanded, located in a covered terrace overlooking the tennis court and children's playground.

1990 : Benjamin married Katrine Casters, who helped him decorate, and made him want to continue to develop the establishment. Katrine had two children from her first marriage, Julien and Jeremy. Benjamin had a son, Nicolas.

1995 : the hotel prospered; a new building was constructed with 24 new bedrooms, a new kitchen, and an approved caterer. A few years later, the reception area was turned into a welcoming area and bar, for relaxing over a drink.

The establishment now has 55 rooms, all equipped with bath or shower and WC, Canal + and satellite, hairdryers...

 

Katrine and Benjamin ARTHOZOUL

For all information, quotations or reservations, please contact us by phone on +33 (0) 3 26 54 03 48 (telephone reception 24/24) or through our contact page.

Katrine and Benjamin Arthozoul are delighted to welcome you, and to introduce you to the Auberge Champenoise, a hotel and restaurant situated in a large, characterful dwelling in Moussy, a small village in the champagne region , just a few minutes from Epernay, the capital of Champagne!

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WELCOME

In our Auberge Champenoise at Moussy you’ll find a warm and welcome ambiance. Our reception staff is happy to help in any way possible.
The restaurant of the Auberge Champenoise is most certainly recommended as a good, locally sourced (70% local produce) restaurant, with a lot of local recipes, that will leave you wanting for more.
Our vintage bar is almost as vintage as the barkeeper running it, he is happy to serve you a glass of Champagne or anything else.
We have a soft spot for families with kids, they are truly welcome here and you’ll find an indoors and outdoors playground.

Don’t expect a luxurious hotel when you arrive at our Auberge Champenoise at Moussy (although technically we earned our 3 stars).
We run a simple hotel. Some of our rooms (less than 50%) are rather small and have a built-in bathroom. All the other rooms are more spacious and have a traditional bathroom with shower or bathtub. 
We do also have some family rooms for 4 or 5 persons (or as one big family room or as two connecting rooms).
On the other side of the street we sell the building  to make surnished for rent per week or per month.
Last but most certainly not least: the geographical location.
We are situated in a small village of 800 locals in the heart of the vineyards of the Champagne region and only a heartbeat away from the most prestigious Champagne caves, part of Unesco World Heritage.

In short: we’re an atypical hotel with some may say an ‘ancient’ or ‘museum’ quality. Ant that is why we’re worth every penny.
With our warm reception, our local cuisine and our gorgeous surroundings, you’re sure to find paradise here!

Don’t hesitate to contact us by phone 00.33.03.26.54.03.48 or by email: auberge-champenoise@orange.fr: we prefer personal contact with our clients.
Come and visit us for a real Champagne treat, you deserve it!

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