France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   What to See & Do in Reims, France
Reims is best known for its wonderful cathedral and its wonderful champagne.




The center of Reims and the city's top sights are easily walkable (map), though you may want to use a tram or city bus to reach some of the farther wineries or museums.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims

The Gothic towers of Reims cathedral, truncated by bombing in World War I, rise above all other buildings in the center of Reims. More...

Reims Cathedral, France
Majestic facade of the Reims Cathedral.

Cathédrale Rêve de Couleurs

During the summer months, the Reims Cathdral is lit up at night in a spectacular sound and light show. More...

Towers of Notre-Dame de Reims

You can climb the towers of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, enjoy the views, and see the details of construction up close. More...

Palais du Tau

This museum, formerly the archbishop's residence, focuses on the architecture of the Reims Cathedral. More...

Porte de Mars

The Porte de Mars or Mars Gate, a Roman triumphal arch, dates from the 3rd century, when it was one of four gates to the city. More...

Visiting Champagne Houses

Some of the great champagne wineries are based right on the edges of the city, others are in nearby towns. More...

Musée de la Reddition

High German military commanders signed the declaration of unconditional surrender ending World War II in a red brick schoolhouse in Reims. The room where they signed—General Eisenhower's Map Room—is now a museum. More...

Basilique Saint-Remi

Built in the 11th century to house the relics of Saint-Remi, the bishop who baptised King Clovis in 496, it includes both Romanesque and Gothic architecture. More...

More Museums in Reims

Reims is home to a fine arts museum, a contemporary art museum, even a car museum. More...

Strolling Through Reims

Reims is small enough that you can walk to most major sites. The Place Drouet d'Erlon, just a short walk from the train station (map), is the home of many restaurants, and a nice place to stroll and take in the local scene.

Walking around the town you'll also be greeted by many familiar names from the Champagne world: Veuve Cliquot, Mumm, Taittinger, Pommery, and many more famous houses are headquartered in Reims.

And you'll also be treated to some excellent Art Deco architecture throughout the city.

Hotels in Reims

Champagne Wineries

Visiting Champagne Houses

All About Champagne Wines

Reims Restaurants

Reims Transport

Tourist Information

About Reims

Champagne Region


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Tympanum, Reims Cathedral, France

Tympanum detail, Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Reims.

Wine press, Reims, France

Historic wine press at Mumm's Champagne, Reims.

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Porte Mars, Reims, France

Porte de Mars, Reims, France.

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