Château de la Marquetterie

Pierry, France

From 1760 until the French Revolution Château de la Marquetterie stately home was the country retreat of famous writer and father of French fantastic fiction Jacques Cazotte.

At harvest time, Château La Marquetterie would become the venue for a glittering gathering of the French literati of the 18th Century, Voltaire and André Chénier to name but two. Two centuries later, young calvary officer Pierre-Charles Taittinger would also fall under the charms of Château de la Marquetterie, which he discovered on joining the command of Marshal Joffre who made his headquarters here in 1914. So smitten was Pierre-Charles that he acquired the chateau in 1934, placing a precious piece of Champagne heritage in the safe-keeping of the Taittinger family whose emblem it remains to this day.

Château de la Marquetterie is a gem of Louis XV style, preserved for posterity by Champagne House Taittinger.



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Founded: 1760
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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Constance McDerby (7 months ago)
Stunning. And the pre-phylloxera vines are impressive. Commitment to history and quality products. Truly special all around
Chris Ben (14 months ago)
A pure marvel, a sumptuous dinner and a top-of-the-range welcome!
nick raymaekers (3 years ago)
Very tasteful lunch with specially selected champagnes from maison Taitinger. Beautifully located in the middle of the vineyards
Tracey Godding (4 years ago)
The most fabulous Chateaux steeped in history stunning drawing room and dining room. Beautiful
Andrew Hampton (4 years ago)
Beautiful Champagne, and wonderful service.
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