TOURISM IN REIMS

Located in the north east of France, Reims is the most populated city in the Marne as well as in the region of Champagne-Ardenne. It is also known as «City of Kings» and «Coronation City», since 33 kings of France have been crowned there. The most important coronation could be that of dolphin Charles VII, who was led to Reims in presence of Joan of Arc in July 1429.

The city of Reims boasts 4 buildings listed as World Heritage by UNESCO: the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Royal Abbey of Saint Remi, the Palace of Tau and the Basilica of Saint Remi.

The following are some of the most important monuments and tourist sites in the city. We hope you have a nice stay Reims!

  • Le Palais du Tau

    Le Palais du Tau

    The name of this archiepiscopal palace derives from the plans of the building, which have a “t” shape («tau» in Greek). It was built between 1498 and 1509, but had to be partially rebuilt in several occasions. Nowadays, it houses the so-called Musée de l’Œuvre of Notre Dame, which boasts numerous sculptures belonging to the Cathedral of Reims.

  • The Basilica of Saint Remi

    The Basilica of Saint Remi

    Funded in the 6th century, this roman-gothic style basilica is the most important church in Reims. It houses Saint Remi’s tomb, the bishop who baptized Clovis I, king of the Franks from 481 to 511. Today it is a place of pilgrimage.

  • The Museum-Abbey of Saint Remi

    The Museum-Abbey of Saint Remi

    Situated in the buildings of the old Benedictine abbey, it is the current Regional Museum of History and Archaeology of Reims. It houses important collections from the pre-history to the Second World War.

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Built in the 13th century in gothic style, the Cathedral of Reims is a true visual pleasure from an architectural and sculptural perspective (it has 2303 statues). Declared World Heritage in 1991 by UNESCO, its façade is considered to be a masterpiece of the Middle Age.

  • Houses of Champagne (Wineries of Champagne)

    Houses of Champagne (Wineries of Champagne)

    Reims is located in the region of Champagne-Ardenne, the Champagne wine region. Wine lovers will have the opportunity to visit cellars, learning about the wine production process and enjoying a wine tasting. It is a different, interesting tourist experience around wines you cannot miss.

    For more information on Champagne houses.

  • Drouet d’Erlon Square

    Drouet d’Erlon Square

    Also known as « Place d’Erlon », it is Reims’ main square. Its name derives from Jean-Baptiste d’Erlon, a military man whose statue used to ornate the square. In the past, public executions where held here.