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ReimsFrance

Sip champagne, see antique vehicles, explore fascinating Roman sites and learn about the French monarchy in this scenic city in northeastern France.

Reims is a historic city in northern France’s Champagne-Ardenne region. The area has an intriguing past intertwined with Roman occupation, Iron Age settlements and an important role in the former French Monarchy. Reims was the traditional site for French kings’ coronation.

The city’s most famous icon is the Reims Cathedral. The basilica was originally founded in the fifth century and has undergone many renovations since then. Admire its elaborate gothic façade with many spires and arches. Marvel at the sculptures and stained-glass windows. The nearby St. Remi Basilica, with twin spires and grand entrances, was founded in the sixth century and is now a UNESCO site.

Visit the third-century monument of Mars Gate. Inspect its large arches, which have survived almost 2,000 years. Investigate the intricate engravings on the structure and stroll around the picturesque garden in front of the attraction.

Peruse the collection of around 200 antique vehicles that date back more than a century at the Automobile Museum. See rare motorcycles and many old-fashioned pedal cars. The oldest vehicles are from 1908. Take the kids to the miniature car section where there are more than 5,000 model vehicles and toys.

Reims is surrounded by Champagne houses. Plan to visit a few. The oldest house in existence, Ruinart, has produced the sparkling wine since 1729. Explore the art and exquisite design of this famous champagne house. Take a tour in English of the Mumm Champagne House to learn about the production process and sip a few glasses in a tasting. Browse part of their collection of 25 million bottles of champagne in the cellar. Spend some time at the Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin to see their champagne operations and products.

It is easy to reach Reims, which is just 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Paris. Before you depart, tour the sixth-century Tau Palace. Admire its baroque architecture and relax in the picturesque grounds as you look back on your sojourn in this scenic and historic city.

Where to stay in Reims

Mars Gate featuring a sunset, heritage architecture and heritage elements

Reims City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(109 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the wineries and monuments in Reims City Centre. You might want to make time for a stop at Notre-Dame de Reims or Tau Palace.

Reims City Centre
Reims featuring a house

Centre Erlon

If you're spending some time in Centre Erlon, Mars Gate and Cours Jean-Baptiste Langlet are top sights worth seeing.

Centre Erlon
Hincmar, Reims, Marne, France

Hincmar

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

When in Hincmar, you can plan a visit to Notre-Dame de Reims and Tau Palace, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Hincmar
St. Remi Basilica showing a church or cathedral, heritage elements and interior views

Barbâtre

If you're spending some time in Barbâtre, Domaine Pommery and Ruinart are top sights worth seeing.

Barbâtre
St. Remi Basilica showing a church or cathedral, heritage elements and interior views

Saint-Rémi

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

When in Saint-Rémi, you can plan a visit to Notre-Dame de Reims and St. Remi Basilica, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Saint-Rémi
If your kids get bored of the Cathedral, head down to the Parc Leo Lagrange, it has really great playgrounds for kids of all ages.
#kidsfun

Courlancy

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

While visiting Courlancy, you might make a stop by sights like Auguste Delaune Stadium and Lanson.

Courlancy

Top Hotels in Reims

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
18 RUE TRONSSON DUCOUDRA, Reims
The price is $167 per night

Located in Reims City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Museum of Fine Arts and Notre-Dame de Reims. Tau Palace and Carnegie Library of Reims are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)

"We had a view of Norte Dame of Reims that was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
Best Western Premier Hôtel de la Paix
Best Western Premier Hôtel de la Paix
4 out of 5
9 Rue Buirette, Reims, Marne
The price is $126 per night

Located in Reims City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Congress Center, Museum of Fine Arts, and Notre-Dame de Reims. Mumm and Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,602 reviews)
Great Stop-Over in the centre of Reims

"Have used the hotel twice now as a perfect stop on our way back from Skiing. Parking easy in the car park across the road and dead easy to find straight off the motorway. The fact that it had a pool made it great for the kids to have swim before being loaded back in to the car for the final leg. ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Best Western Premier Hôtel de la Paix
The Originals City, Hôtel Le Bristol, Reims (Inter-Hotel)
The Originals City, Hôtel Le Bristol, Reims (Inter-Hotel)
3 out of 5
76 Place Drouet D'Erlon, Reims, Marne
The price is $74 per night

Located in Reims City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Fine Arts, Mars Gate, and Notre-Dame de Reims. Tau Palace and St. Remi Basilica ...

4.1/5Very Good! (67 reviews)

"Across from train station and walking distance to everything. Very large rooms"…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

The Originals City, Hôtel Le Bristol, Reims (Inter-Hotel)

Popular places to visit in Reims

Notre-Dame de Reims
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Notre-Dame de Reims

4.5/5(84 reviews)

Climb the towers of this remarkable 13th-century cathedral, one of the most iconic religious buildings in France.

Ruinart
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Ruinart

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Look around the labyrinth of Gallo-Roman chalk quarries at one of the oldest Champagne houses in the world.

Mumm
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Mumm

5/5(13 reviews)

Descend into the caves of one of the world’s most reputable Champagne houses and see how its sparkling wine is made.

St. Remi Basilica
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St. Remi Basilica

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Come to this church on a sunny afternoon to see the magnificent stained-glass windows at their best, as the sun’s rays illuminate the ornate nave.

Domaine Pommery
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Domaine Pommery

4/5(8 reviews)

Savor the tastes of various Champagne vintages and enjoy displays of contemporary art on a tour of the vast cellar network of an elegant Reims estate. 

Mars Gate
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Mars Gate

4.5/5(13 reviews)

The Roman entrance to the ancient city of Reims, this remarkably preserved monument is richly decorated with reliefs and carved details. 

Top things to do in Reims

Champagne Vineyard Tour with Winetasting & Picnic Lunch
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Champagne Vineyard Tour with Winetasting & Picnic Lunch

$108
Per adult
Champagne Bubbles Day: Reims & Epernay FBT-BD1
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Champagne Bubbles Day: Reims & Epernay FBT-BD1

88% of travellers recommend
$185
Per adult
Private Full-Day Champagne Region Tour with Tastings
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Private Full-Day Champagne Region Tour with Tastings

100% of travellers recommend
$1,178
Per adult
Day Trip: Tastings and Culture in the Champagne Region
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Day Trip: Tastings and Culture in the Champagne Region

$146
Per adult
Champagne & Chocolate Tasting Tour at Champagne Dallancourt
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Champagne & Chocolate Tasting Tour at Champagne Dallancourt

$71
Per adult
Champagne Region Day Trip from Paris
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Champagne Region Day Trip from Paris

$184
Per adult

Reviews of Reims

4.4

Top Destination

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4 - Good 34.93975903614458%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 23, 2019

Amazing Michelin restaurants to try

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 7, 2019

Christmas market at the cathedral fabulous 

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 2, 2019

Beautiful city with many options for dining and shopping. We especially enjoyed the Christmas markets, Norte Dame, and Tattinger Champaigne House.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 24, 2019

Reims is a very historical city, many interesting places and UNESCO objects.

5/5 - Excellent

Steve

Oct 5, 2019

We had a very nice stay in Reims. A nicely sized and very comfortable city with much to see and enjoy

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Oct 1, 2019

I dont recommand to visit reims