From its Roman heritage to its famed vineyards, Reims has an intoxicating story to tell. Here in northeastern France, visitors can discover historical monuments that celebrate French royalty during the day, and sample the world’s best champagne well into the night.
Of all the stunning gothic, romanesque and art-deco architecture in Reims, none are more extravagant than the Reims Cathedral, otherwise known as the Notre-Dame de Reims. Completed in 1275, it was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and became the prime location for crowning French kings. Its religious and royal significance is eclipsed only by its stunning grandeur – go see for yourself.
Reims is packed with plenty of things to see and do. You can discover the city’s rich history at the Tau Palace, a museum and former royal residence filled with relics and trinkets. After a long day of sightseeing, you can relax in one of the city’s gorgeous gardens, such as the Parc de Champagne. Try and spot the war memorial that pays tribute to the African soldiers who defended Reims during World War 1.
From beer and bubbly to wine and spirits, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy a drink in Reims. Check out Perching Bar and Le Crypto and learn why Reims is known as one of the champagne capitals of the world.