What to do
Dive into the city of the Kings of France!
If you go to Reims, you will have a great overview of the History of France. From antiquity to the triumphal march of Joan of Arc in 1429, including the coronation of the Kings of France at the cathedral of Reims from the 9th century, the city was marked by major historical events.
Located in the famous Champagne-Ardenne region, in the North-East of France, Reims is the capital of champagne production. You must stop at the most famous champagne houses in the city!
Have a breakfast in front of the magnificent cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims
This is the best way to start this day! True core of French History, Notre- Dame de Reims Cathedral was the site of the coronation of the Kings of France for 1,000 years.
It owes its prestige to the Sainte Ampoule, a vial of sacred oil used during the baptism of Clovis in Reims in 498, the first king of the Franks. Despite the ups and downs of time, the cathedral of Notre- Dame de Reims retains all its splendour with its 2,303 statues.
Unesco declared the cathedral as World Heritage in 1992.
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Place du Cardinal Luçon, Reims
Find Notre Dame’s treasure at the Palais du Tau
People say that Caliph Haroun ar-Rachid gave a talisman to King Charlemagne in the 9th century, which was found during the exhumation of the king’s body in the 10th century. True or not, this piece is preciously preserved in the Palais de Tau.
This former residence of the Archbishops of Reims also contains the chalice of Saint-Rémi, used during the coronation of the Kings of France.
Palais du Tau
2 place du Cardinal Luçon, Reims
Taste the gastronomic specialities of Reims
There are no less than six restaurants in the Grand Reims with a total of 9 stars in the Michelin Guide, a list that owes nothing to chance! The gastronomy has always be truly important for the city.
If you can, go to the Boulingrin area, which houses the largest market in the city and is lined with restaurants, cheese makers, butchers, etc.
At the bakery, give in to the pink biscuits of Reims!
Quartier du Boulingrin
Rue de Mars, Reims
Visit Reims by night
If you enjoyed strolling through the streets of Champagne during your discovery day, you will appreciate the warmth of the night to immerse yourself in the city’s rich and long history with a tour guide.
Walk through the most typical alleys, let your imagination take you in the footsteps of the most famous characters of the French History!
Booking at the Tourist Office of the Grand Reims
6 rue Rockefeller, Reims
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