The 19th century neoclassic private mansion of the House of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin located in Reims (France), has been entirely restored.
The Hotel du Marc has had a complete freshening up, from the façade which was severely damaged in the First World War, to the updated interior design.
The renovation work has involved many different talents, ranging from professionals who specialize in historic preservation to artists and renowned designers such as Mathieu Lehanneur, Pablo Reinoso, Fredrikson Stallard and the Campana Brothers.
Situated on the land Mme Clicquot acquired in 1822, the mansion was offered to Edouard Werlé (1801-1884), her successor and mayor of Reims.
After reacquiring the building in 1907, the house of Veuve Clicquot opened the Hôtel du Marc to guests from around the world who wish to discover the Champagne region and the French art of living.
The restoration of the Hôtel du Marc has fully integrated an environmental approach, aiming at the reduction of its environmental footprint while preserving its centuries-old character.
By combining several sustainable techniques, the building can achieve 85% autonomy in energy and reduce its carbon footprint by 90%.
Heating and air conditioning are provided from geothermal sources thanks to an underground water table, whilst the coolness and the ventilation of the Hôtel come from earth cooling and warming tubes built into the heart of the cellars.