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Things to do in Reims

Things to do in  Reims

Welcome to Reims

The unofficial capital of the Champagne region, Reims has luxury in its regal veins, not to mention bubbly. Many of the world’s top Champagne houses—including the likes of Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, and Pommery—are headquartered here, and descending into their UNESCO-listed, Roman-era chalk cellars (some up to 131 feet, or 40 meters, deep) for a degustation session is among the top things to do in Reims. The High-Gothic Reims Cathedral, where French kings were once crowned, is another unmissalbe UNESCO-listed site, although don’t leave without indulging in a fine-dining experience, complete with flutes of local fizz.

Top 15 things to do in Reims

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Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims)

Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims)

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One of France’s greatest Gothic masterpieces, the Reims Cathedral dates to the 13th century and is hallowed as the coronation site of many French kings. The UNESCO-listed landmark—recognizable for its twin bell towers and rose stained-glass window—was shelled during World War I but has since been restored to its former glory.More
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Pommery Champagne (Domaine Pommery)

Pommery Champagne (Domaine Pommery)

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One of the Champagne region’s largest and most influential producers, Champagne Pommery is best known for pioneering the dry, brut-style sparkling wine. Today, Pommery is renowned for its sprawling network of chalk caves and its colorful, Elizabethan-style headquarters.More
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Taittinger Champagne House (Maison de Champagne Taittinger)

Taittinger Champagne House (Maison de Champagne Taittinger)

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One of the few Reims Champagne houses to have retained its independence, Taittinger is a popular stop for bubbly enthusiasts. With origins dating to 1734, the family-run winery stores and ages its Champagnes in chaulk vaults that date back to Roman times.More
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Tau Palace (Palais du Tau)

Tau Palace (Palais du Tau)

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A former residence for French monarchs, previously occupied by the Archbishop of Reims, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, the Tau Palace (Palais du Tau is one of Burgundy’s key historical landmarks. The palace’s name comes from its distinctive “T” shape (tau is the Greek equivalent of “T”, and its history dates back to the 6th century.More
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House of Mumm (Maison Mumm)

House of Mumm (Maison Mumm)

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Founded in 1827, G. H. Mumm & Cie—one of the world’s largest and most-esteemed champagne houses—is a popular destination for oenophiles who are looking to sample and discover more about France’s world-class bubbly. Taste the winery’s famed Cordon Rouge Champagne and tour its underground caves as you learn the history of the House of Mumm.More
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Abbey of Saint-Remi (Abbaye Saint-Rémi)

Abbey of Saint-Remi (Abbaye Saint-Rémi)

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The picturesque Abbey of Saint-Remi (Abbaye Saint-Rémi)—also known as the Saint-Remi Basilica (Basilique Saint-Rémi)—was founded in the sixth century and offers travelers a classic taste of French religious architecture. Two towering stone spires bookend a regal entryway marked by a round stained glass window dating back hundreds of years. Travelers will find a collection of 16th century tapestries depicting the life of Saint Remi in this spiritual oasis that offers a relaxing escape from the chaos of the city.Visitors love the quiet, spacious interior and agree that Abbey of Saint-Remi (Abbaye Saint-Rémi) never seems to get crowded. Travelers can explore the stark halls and impressive altars while they learn about the abbey’s destruction during World War I, as well as restoration efforts to return the structure to its original Roman Gothic splendor.More
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Nigloland

Nigloland

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Get your thrills at one of the most popular theme parks in France, Nigloland, which includes rides and entertainment options for visitors of all ages—from roller coasters to animal-themed kiddy rides to puppet shows featuring the theme park’s hedgehog mascot.More

Top activities in Reims

Champagne Moet et Chandon & Taittinger Small-Group Tour with Tasting from Reims
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Champagne Daytrip to Veuve Clicquot and Family Winery including Lunch from Reims
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Champagne Day Trip to Moët & Chandon and Family Winery with Lunch from Reims
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Small-Group afternoon Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings from Reims
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Small Group - Half Day Champagne Tour - Visit of 2 Small Producers/Growers
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Reims: Small-Group Champagne Tour with Champagne Tastings and Lunch
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Small Group - Champagne Full Day Tour - Visit of 3 Champagne Producers / Growers
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Reims: Small-Group Morning Tour with Taittinger and Family Winery
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Reims: Champagne Day Trip with E-Bike including Family-run Winery and Lunch
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Private Full Day Tour - Small Champagne Producers / Growers from Reims
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Full Day Private Tour to The Heart of Champagne
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Champagne Region Private Minivan Day Tour with Driver Guide at Disposal
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