The Clicquot Run >> From Place Vendôme to the Goodwood Revival >> Stage 1, Paris to Hôtel du Marc, Reims…


LWSY Goodwood The Run

The email came through last month from Maison Veuve Clicquot in Paris. I had been invited to join the ‘Clicquot Run’ from Paris to the Goodwood Revival in West Sussex, UK. Just a handful of journalists were to begin our journey from the Place Vendôme on the Wednesday, down to Veuve Clicquot’s Hotel du Marc for a night, continuing our journey to Dieppe to catch the Ferry over to New Haven and on to our final destination.

You can imagine the scene. Just before rush hour we begin to clog up one corner of the Place Vendôme with some of the most extraordinary cars, this was just the beginning of a wonderful adventure. Our drivers, the owners of the cars, and friends of the house plus photographers, Lucille Pillet and Rémi Dargegen all began the first leg of the journey through the Parisian rush hour down to Reims in time for dinner. This story is just part one of a four part story of our adventure from Wednesday to Sunday….

LWSY Goodwood

With my cases packed, I headed out in a Jaguar Mark VII that we named Joan with my Pilot, Benjamin West, International Press at Public Relations Manager at Veuve Clicquot…

LWSY Goodwood The Run

LWSY Goodwood

LWSY Goodwood The Run

Leading the way, Etienne Reynaud, Jack Dyson and Pierre le Gloahec-Hénanff

LWSY Goodwood Clicquot Run

Meet Joan the Jaguar Mark VII

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LWSY Goodwood Revival

The best hotel in the world, Hôtel du Marc, Reims. I first stayed here back in February last year, just click on the link to read about the experience. Needless to say I knew exactly what to expect and I couldn’t have been more excited to see which room I’d be staying in, and to meet the fellow drivers and co-pilot’s for cocktails before dinner.

LWSY Goodwood

The Japanese Suite… *swoon*

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Time for cocktails, and a glass or two of Veuve Clicquot Rosé

LWSY Goodwood Revival

Gautier Rossignol, Jean-Philippe Braud and Camille Ripley

LWSY Goodwood

Have you ever seen a dining room like it. Heaven by way of Bruno Moinard…

LWSY Goodwood Revival

Qu’est-ce que nous mangeons?

Dos de Cabillaud Huîtres et Purée au Yazu – Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004

Pigeon fermier, Figues Rôties et Jus Moka – Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2004

Notre Sélection de Fromages Affinés – Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2004

Donceur Fruits Rouges au Sirop de Basilic – Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec

Following tradition, we headed down the house cellar to pick out some special labels to try upstairs…

LWSY Goodwood

LWSY Goodwood

LWSY Goodwood

I played the game of lets find your birth year…

LWSY Goodwood

LWSY Goodwood

…and so we headed upstairs to taste what we’d discovered…

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A beautiful night at Hôtel du Marc, always a night you’ll never forget. Tomorrow we were to continue on the second leg of our tour over to the UK…

LWSY Goodwood

Photography ℅ LWSY, Lucille Pillet and Rémi Dargegen

Click here for Day Two…

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