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 top sights, are easily walkable, 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...

Palais de Tau

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

Porte Mars

The Porte Mars or Mars Gate dates from the third century, when it was one of four gates to the city. More...

Champagne Wineries

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—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 498, it includes both Roman and Gothic architecture. More...

Additional Museums in Reims

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

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, 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

Reims Restaurants

Reims Transport

Tourist Information

About Reims

Champagne Region




Tympanum, Reims Cathedral, France

Above, Tympanum detail, Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Reims, France.

Below, Historic wine press at Mumm's Champagne, Reims.



Wine press, Reims, France

Porte Mars, Reims, France

Above, Porte Mars, Reims, France.

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