Tourism in Reims
Just 30 km from the Hotel de Champagne and across the superb Montagne de Reims Regional Nature Park, discover 2000 years of history. Reims boasts an exceptional heritage forged throughout the ages. Originating from ancient times to the present day, the city boasts a range of historic sites, including Gallo-Roman ruins, medieval monuments, as well as some museums. As a city of art and history, the coronation place of the kings of France, and the home to several cellars of grand champagne houses, there will be plenty of things for you to see and do here.
Reims is a real treasure trove, with such sights as the Cathedral, the Palais du Tau, and the former Abbey and Basilica of Saint-Remi, all three of which have been classed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Six champagne cellars sheltered by a hill were added in 2015 to UNESCO’s list.
Reims is famous for its cathedral, site of the coronation of French kings, and champagne. Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is one of the most important works of gothic art in Europe. Dating back to the 13th century, it has traits that make it unique, notably its unity of style, its luminosity, and its statues. In total, 33 sovereigns were crowned here, including Clovis, Louis the Pious, Charles VII, and Charles X (the final king crowned here, in 1825).
Things to see include: the Musée des Beaux-Arts; the Musée-Hôtel Le Vergeur; the former Jesuit College and the Planetarium; the Fort de la Pompelle; the Musée de la Reddition (the Surrender Museum, the site of Nazi surrender); the Musée Automobile Reims Champagne; the Chapelle Foujita; the Saint-Remi Basilica and Museum; the Cryptoportique; the Porte de Mars archway; and the Place Royale.