Reims, a city located in the north East part of France, the administrative capital of the famous Champagne region, it hides many sights and history, from old history until the most recent one.
WHAT TO SEE?
Reims is known in France for being the place where the kings were crownd, specifically, up to 26 kings took over the reign of France from this city. After the World Wars, the city met a fast reconstruction and you will be able to appreciate both the sights of the past and the lively modern city combined.
In Reims you can find one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France, the Reims Cathedral. Built in 1211, it became a glorious example of the Gothic style. It is home of more than 1 million visitors per year.
Talking about religious monuments, Reims also has the basilica Saint Remi, which is as beautiful as the cathedral itself.
You will also have the chance to visit the Palais du Tau museum, where you will be able to appreciate statues from the cathedrale’s facades, precious tapestries, coronation jewels and more. All framed with an historical explanation.
In addition, the city offers one of the most lively neighborhoods, called Boulingrin, which is around the city hall. You will find a lively and easygoing atmosphere, you can relax having a drink and contemplating the movements of the city. Also, in this area you will find the market of Reims, a building classified as an historical monument, where you can find an important food market.
Last but not least, the city has a park called Champagne Park which covers around 22 acres. Discover its gardens and green fields, feel free to walk on it and take a breath wrapped in nature.
HOW TO EXPERIENCE?
The city of Reims is worth-visiting for its main particular sights: history, lively districts and champagne combined in one.
Famous brands such as Veuve Clicquot, Pommery or Mumm can be found in the city. You can take a guided tour to discover the long underground caves and taste some exclusive champagnes.