Set in Igny Comblizy, in 15 hectares of landscaped gardens, Chateau Ru Jacquier provides the opportunity to explore the rich heritage of Champagne-Ardenne. The National Heritage Site of Château de Montmort sits a 20-minute drive away and awaits travellers with inspired engravings and early Renaissance features behind its medieval fortress walls. A 40-minute drive away, the Gothic Saint-Remi Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, displays an impressive history and art collection, including 12th century stain-glass windows and a Cattiaux organ. Behind the turreted appearance, the castle welcomes guests to 23 en suite rooms kitted out in pastel colour schemes and displaying antique furnishings. The chandelier-lit restaurant beckons with a menu based on French specialities and an interior decked in gold and Bordeaux colour touches. Sporty types may plunge into the glass-ceiling swimming pool, or embark on a French adventure by hiking the more than 5,000km of footpaths and walking routes that Champagne-Ardenne has to offer.