Wondering what there is to do and see in Reims? Here are some suggestions...
Reims is located in the Champagne Ardenne region and has 180,000 inhabitants. It is renowned for its champagne and its Cathedral. The "Coronation City" is a city of art and history that is full of surprises.
The city’s architecture is multi-faceted. Its buildings retrace its long history, from Antiquity and the Middle Ages to the classical and contemporary periods. The city has three sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of Europe’s most spectacular examples of Gothic architecture. It is impressive because of its size and its unique design. It is also renowned for being built on the site of the baptistery where Clovis, one of France’s first kings, was baptized. The monument is a witness to its long history, which can be seen in its many statues.
St Rémi Museum preserves traces of the city’s history through its large collections. You will be fascinated by the Basilica because of its size and its Romanesque-Gothic style.
The Tau Palace is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, probably thanks to its many treasures. Reims is also the gastronomic capital of France but above all “City of Champagne”. The cellars of the area’s champagne houses cover nearly 250 km.
The Champagne Tourist Route will take you on a tour of the different grape varieties with visits to the small wine-growing villages. You can also meet winegrowers, who will be delighted to welcome you and let you discover the secrets of making this great French wine.
During your visit to Reims, you can enjoy a whole range of activities such as bike tours, golf, buggy rides and also canoeing excursions on the Marne River. Hikers will also enjoy the Reims “Mountain” Regional Nature Park. In addition, the “Coulée Verte” (a pedestrian route along the canal that runs through the city) offers a relaxing and recreational setting.
Reims is one of the “martyr cities” of the First World War. The Open Memory Tour proposed by the city’s Tourist Office will immerse you in the atmosphere of the time. The guided tour includes a circuit in a panoramic bus and explanations provided by an experienced tour guide.
And if you want an original way of visiting the city, make a call to one of its many “Greeters” who are natives of the city willing to share their best stories with you free of charge.
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