The big thing lacking in the champagne vineyards are old-fashioned rural bistrots serving a hearty plat du jour.Le Madelon is situated in the heart of the Côte des Blancs vineyards.

The owner, Didier Blanchard, has been here since 2006 and has also turned the bistrot into a museum for the "poilus" soldiers of the first world war, exhibiting an amazing collection of memorabilia dedicated to the terrible battles that occurred here in the Marne.