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Reims Office de tourisme
2 rue Guillaume de Marchault Reims
51100

Tel:+33 (0)3 26 77 45 25
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There are two good reasons to come to Reims.  Firstly the Cathedrale Notre Dame is truly magnificent.  A huge Gothic structure, it is noted for its elegance and harmony.  It is the site where many a King was coronated including Charles VII with Joan of Arc at his side.  

Secondly, along with Epernay, Reims is the centre for the region's Champagne production.  Many of the 'grandes marques' can be found in the vicinity of the Basilique St-Remi.  You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to Champagne tasting - the Maison Veuve Cliquot is not a bad choice.  Mme Cliquot is renowned for taking over her husband's business (not common in those times) and then passing it onto her business manager as opposed to her children.       

All in all, Reims makes for a pleasant stay.  It has wide avenues, well-tended parks and some outstanding monuments such as the Crypto-portique and the Porte Mars, an Augustan arch which harks back to the city's Roman past.

What to See - Reims Attractions

Chapelle Foujita
rue du Champ de Mars, Reims 51100
a small church with neo-Romanesque frescoes
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Thur-Tue pms May-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 40 06 96

Fort de la Pompelle
5km SE of Reims, towards Chalons-en-Champagne, 51100
a WWI fortress
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 49 11 85

Musee d'Automobiles
84 ave Georges Clemenceau, Reims 51100
over 140 vehicules housed here dating from the 1920s to the 1970s
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 82 83 84

Musee des Beaux Arts
8 rue Chanzy, Reims 51100
houses a worthy collection of Renaissance paintings amongst other
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 47 28 44

Musee de la Reddition
12 rue Franklin Roosevelt, Reims 51100
a resistance museum with some interesting original Allied battle maps
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 47 84 19

Cryptoportique
Place du Forum, Reims 51100
a Roman gallery dating back to 3rd century (used for grain storage)
| Opening Times: Tue-Sun (pms) from Jun-Sept

Maison du Parc
in village of Pourcy (nr Marfaux), 51200
provide information on what to de and see in the Parc Naturel Regional de la Montagne de Reims
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Fri: year round | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 59 44 44

Ancien College des Jesuites & planetarium
1 Place Museux, Reims 51100
a former hospice this is the atmospheric site for many a film including 'la Reine Margot' and Zola's 'Germinal'. The planetarium is also worth investigating.
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 85 51 50

De Castellane
64 avenue de Champagne, Epernay 51200
guided tour with visit to the interesting Champagne museum
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Dec:daily | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 51 19 11

Musee St-Remi
53 rue Simon, Reims 51100
an eclectic museum of archaeological finds, 15th century tapestries and collection of weapons
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily (pms only) | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 85 23 36

Moet & Chandon
18 avenue de Champagne, Epernay 51200
impressive tours of one of Champagne's most establised setups
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-mid Nov: daily; mid Nov - Mar: Mon-Fri | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 51 20 20

Mercier
70 avenue de Champagne, Epernay 51200
visit the Mercier cellars by way of an electric train
| Admission charge | Opening Times: mid-Mar-Nov: daily; Dec-mid Mar: Thu-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)3 26 51 22 22

Basilique St-Remi
Place de Lenoncourt, Reims 51100
the oldest church in Reims now situated in Reim's modern quarter
| Opening Times: Daily