Welcome to Reims, the Champagne and Coronation City!
The motorway or the train lead you close to the feet of Notre-Dame Cathedral, that emerges from downtown roofs. Notre-Dame is one of the three Reims monuments listed on the UNESCO World Heritage and one of Europe’s most important Gothic structures. It hosted the coronation ceremony of most of French kings. Then discover the royal treasury in the adjoining Palais du Tau, the former residence of the archbishops of Reims.
The famous Champagne brands invite you to visit their cellars where their magnificent vintages lie in the dark for many long years, before being part of celebrations all over the world. All in all some 120 kilometres of cellars are hidden in the subsoil of Reims. A few kilometres south of the city, in the Champagne vineyards, a local winegrower may share with you the secrets of making great Champagne wine. There you will enjoy a panoramic view of the slopes that are covered with the prestigious vineyards of Champagne.
End your stay by drinking a last glass of champagne at the Café du Palais, which is listed as a Historic European Café.
Top 4 Reasons to Choose Reims
- Reims is located only 45 mn from Paris by high-speed train. A stone’s throw from the French capital city!
- Reims boasts an impressive UNESCO cultural heritage: Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Palace of Tau and the Abbey of Saint-Remi.
- No fewer than 9 Champagne Houses offer a visit to their wine cellars, some of these carved into spectacular Gallo-Roman chalk quarries. And one of the most prestigious vineyards in the world await you at the doors of the city. Those “Champagne Slopes, Houses and Cellars” were included on Unesco’s World Heritage List in 2015.
- Rockefeller, Carnegie, Eisenhower - some of the most famous American characters have forged links with Reims in the aftermaths of the World Wars. Come and walk in their footsteps.