The Hostellerie Au rendez-vous des Amis is accessible by the motorway A5 Paris-Troyes-Reims exit 24 (Chaumont-Semoutiers), A31 Dijon-Nancy-Metz exit 7 (Langres Nord) then taking the direction of Chaumont: Chamarandes is located 45 seconds from Chaumont by the Côte Saint Michel. In addition to the assurance of a warm and personalized welcome (we speak English, Italian and Spanish), you will be welcomed in a very calm and green environment. You will have the peace of mind of a public and / or private car park (for a fee).
In an old freestone farmhouse, with the warmth of exposed beams inside, 15 comfortable rooms including 3 family rooms. Some are air conditioned, all are non-smoking and each opens to a bathroom. Each room is organized with a flat screen where the traditional channels, three Canal + channels and three beIN SPORTS channels are received. All rooms have a kettle with coffee / tea. The Hostellerie Au rendez-vous des Amis has Wi-Fi by fiber.
Between Champagne and Burgundy, on the banks of the Marne and the Canal, the Hostellerie Au rendez-vous des Amis is a choice stopover with good cuisine combining tradition and modernity. In winter, you will appreciate the warmth, the intimacy of the rustic decor of the two dining rooms, and in fine weather the shaded terrace (the restaurant is closed Saturday lunchtime, Sunday and Monday). To facilitate business meetings, the organization of seminars, an equipped and air-conditioned meeting room can be made available to you; it accommodates up to 20 people. Available, we will be happy to advise you so that your project is a success.
In this natural setting, full of charm, all the conditions are met for a weekend of fitness: a Sauna area at the hotel, hiking, cycling on the Green Lane, "nature" activities are available. so many opportunities right at the doorstep of the Hostellerie.
Close to cultural places: Chaumont is a City of Poster and Graphic Arts, with a historical heritage, the Hostellerie Au rendez-vous des Amis offers our tourist clientele a good base to go to their discoveries: the superb viaduct, built in the 19th century, which dominates the Suize valley is 6 km away; crossing it on foot is unforgettable.
Lovers of architecture and history will enjoy visiting the Gothic basilica of Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Chaumont, strolling through its small streets with turreted houses, admiring the keep of the Counts of Champagne, discovering Langres and its battlements. Colombey-les-Deux-Églises with its Memorial to General de Gaulle is only 18 km away.
Looking forward to welcome you.
History of the Hostellerie Au Rendez-vous des Amis.
In Chamarandais memory, it was always a café with the name “Le Rendez-vous des Amis”.
Located in the heart of the village on the central square, the buildings are mentioned in the Napoleonic land register from the beginning of the 19th century.
Adjacent to the early 16th century church and close to the town hall-school built from 1802, the café is one of the oldest houses in Chamarandes.
The mention of "café-cabaret" has been known since the 1836 census.
At the beginning of the 20th century, it is framed by the Bourgeois houses on the left (Just Bourgeois) and right (Robert Bourgeois) sides looking at the facade.
The censuses give the name of the cabaret-keepers:
The Savoyen father and son family (censuses of 1891-1896-1901-1906-1911-1921). Léopold Savoyen died in 1921 in Chamarandes. He was succeeded by Etienne Thévenot and his wife Louise in the 1926 and 1931 censuses.
Then Richard Allan Bodin and his wife Georgette in the 1936 census.
The Veillerette family, originally from Auvergne, charcoal burners in the Auberive forest, arrived in 1936 as managers.
At the beginning it is a simple coffee, then Mrs. Veillerette makes some hot dishes on her stove located in the common room of their home and café for those who work in the village and schedules a ball every Sunday
in the second room to the left of the entrance.
In the 1950s, she created a grocery store and managed the telephone booth located at the back of the common room.
The Nicards (Jean-Marie and Renée) took over the business in the 1960s and continued the Veillerettes' activities in both theaters;
the common room with the main entrance where we drink, play cards, taste meals on the go and the second room on the left where once a week a film screening took place by M Carlier, traveling filmmaker,
living in the castle and ball every Sunday. In this ballroom, the Nicards will create their first dining room.
The business evolves with the investments of the owners and the technique. For example, the Veillerettes and the Nicards have coffee without having water at home.
It was not until August 25, 1939 that the town accepted the works of the water supply network. Before, two public fountains in the church square provided residents with supplies.
The Veillerettes and Nicards got their water from the fire hydrant at the corner of the rue du Château at the current location of the post office box.
When Just Bourgeois died, the Nicards bought his house to expand the restaurant and hotel.
In 1970, they also asked the town hall to move the Tisserand Chapel which was at the foot of the emergency staircase on the hotel wall, on the church side.
Ms. Nicard held the telephone booth until July 1, 1970.
Their son Pascal Nicard took over the hotel restaurant and made it prosper by expanding the hotel with 18 rooms, upgrading the cuisine in the 1980s.
Mr. Nicard son built the conference room on a small garden which was very much expanding and creating an activity additional in the 1990s.
Mr Brenet Eric bought the Hotel from Pascal Nicard in December 2015, then in 2017, Mr Koch relaunched the business, selling to Mr Boby on September 1, 2021.