Rendez-vous in Reims

  • Reims


    © Jean-Christophe Hanché - Ville de Reims

  • Reims - Notre-Dame Cathedral

    Reims - Notre-Dame Cathedral

    © Jacques Driol

  • Reims - Champagne vineyards

    Reims - Champagne vineyards

    © Michel Jolyot

  • Reims - Saint Remi Basilica

    Reims - Saint Remi Basilica

    © Frédéric Canon

  • Reims - Place Drouet d'Erlon

    Reims - Place Drouet d'Erlon

    © Michel Jolyot

Rendez-vous in Reims 2 rue Guillaume de Machault 51100 Reims fr

Reims, the Champagne and Coronation City

The baptism of Clovis, the anointing of kings... Reims has been fashioned by all the high points of France’s History. Just by strolling the streets of this city, you can discover a great
heritage. This is the city that houses the Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint-Rémi Basilica, Palais du tau and all of the UNESCO World
Heritage sites, its pedestrian Art deco and historic Reims circuits.
And then succumb to the pleasures of fine food… and champagne!

Not to be missed

3 sites on the Unesco World Heritage list :

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral :
    Notre-Dame de Reims is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures. The 13th century cathedral has characteristics all its own, in particular its lighting, statuary and unity of style
  • Palais du Tau :
    Adjoining Notre-Dame cathedral, the Palace-Museum of Tau houses a fabulous treasuretrove, which includes Charlemagne's talisman. Nowhere else than here, the former residence of the archbishops of Reims, is the historic coexistence between the Church and the monarchy so intense.
  • Saint-Remi Basilica and Abbey-Museum :
    While Notre-Dame is impressive because of its soaring structure and luminosity, visitors are entranced by Saint-Remi's profundity and the feeling of intimacy that it arouses. In fact, this Romanesque-Gothic abbey church is characterized by its sober majesty.


  • Fine Arts,
  • Reddition (1945 German surrender),
  • Former Jesuit College,
  • Planetarium,
  • Museum-Hôtel Le Vergeur,
  • Reims Champagne Automobile Museum,
  • Fort de la Pompelle

More to see

  • Foujita Chapel - Place Royale (18th century)
  • Reims Champagne Golf Course (18 holes)
  • The top Champagne Houses
  • Gallo-Roman Cryptoporticus
  • Sainte-Clotilde Basilica

Near Reims

  • The vineyards
  • Verzenay Lighthouse
  • Vine museum

Experience Reims

Audioguides: 6 languages at your disposal to discover the city’s heritage, including one dedicated to Art deco and the 3 Unesco listed World Heritage sites. From €5 per person. Valid all year round.

- Reims City Card (15 €): A guided or audioguided tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral and a visit-tasting in the cellar of a famous Champagne brand.

Festive Reims

  • "Rêve de couleurs"at Notre-Dame Cathedral: The City of Reims offers the chance to enjoy a wonderful imaginary journey through time. Created by Skertzò, the heritage scenographers, “Rêve de couleurs” (Dream of Colours) is a visual show that transforms the architecture, bringing the host of sculptures on the cathedral to life. At nightfall during the tourist season.
  • The Joan of Arc Festival ("Les Fêtes Johanniques", 1st June weekend): Many animations take place in the city centre, from the Cathedral to the Place du Forum : falconers, medieval tavern, artisans, knighthood tournament, street stalls...
  • « Les Sacres du Folklore » (3rd June week): Concerts, shows, entertainment and folk ensembles will show you the best of world folk cultures.
  • The Musical Summer Strolls ("Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims", mid-June - mid-July): 80 concerts by the greatest names in classical music and jazz light up Reims' summers. For the most part free, these concerts take place at prestigious or unusual sites, such as Saint-Remi Basilica or the city's parks.
  • The “Weekend of the Automobile Excellence” (September): On the legendary former Reims circuit, exhibition of vintage cars and motorcycles, free demonstrations.
  • Reims Jazz Festival (Mid-November): Domaine Pommery, where the Champagne House of the same name is located, welcomes a series of jazz concerts organized by the local association "[djaz51]": Ron Carter, Carla Bley, Chick Corea, Diane Reeves... were among last years guests.
  • Reims Christmas Destination (25 November - 31 January): The 3rd biggest Christmas Village in France, cribs exhibitions and the Crib Trail around the typical Champagne villages.

Getting there

  • TGV : 45 mn from Paris, 1h25 from Lille, 1h55 from Strasbourg, 2h10 from Brussels, 3h15 from Nantes and Rennes, 4h25 from Bordeaux
  • Motorways : A4/E50 (from Paris or Germany), A26/E17 (from England), A34/E46 (from Belgium)
  • Motor home parking area


Tourism Office
6 rue Rockefeller
F-51100 Reims
Tel : +33 (0)3 26 77 45 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 26 77 45 19

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Things to see

  • Rendez-vous at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims

    © Atout France/Phovoir

    This Gothic marvel of architecture belongs to the monuments listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
  • Rendez-vous at Disneyland® Paris

    © Disney - all rights reserved

    Disneyland Paris is a theme park straight out of Walt Disney's imagination.
  • Rendez-vous at Paris Zoological Park (Zoo de Vincennes)

    © Manuel Cohen /MNHN

    Paris Zoological Park will take you on a journey around the world.
  • The Centre Pompidou

    © Gilles Targat / CRT PIdF

    Explore the world of contemporary and modern art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which also offers a green space in the city centre.
  • Rendez-vous at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral

    © ViaFrance

    Majestic bell towers, sky-scraping steeple and flying butresses, stained glass windows and great organ: Notre-Dame is one of the most fascinating buildings in Paris.
  • The Louvre Museum

    © Flickr - CC - Manuel

    A must-see museum - majestic, magnificent, magical. The biggest museum in Europe, the Louvre has not always been a wonderful museum visited by nearly 9 million visitors each year.
  • Orsay Museum

    © V.Castro/SipaPress/CRT PIdF

    Initially designed ans destined to be a central train station, Orsay has been converted into a a museum of art in the 80's.
  • Grand Palais National Galleries

    © Atout France / Phovoir

    Explore the varied collections of the Grand Palais galleries; from fine art to contemporary works, via science 
  • Rendez-vous at the Arc de Triomphe

    © Centre des monuments nationaux. J.M. Charles

    A unique view of the Champs-Élysées, the world’s most beautiful avenue.
  • The Arc de Triomphe

    © CRT Paris/Gilles Targat

    Explore the Arc de Triomphe and its roof terrace for impressive views of Paris – commemorate those who have fallen in combat 
  • The Quai Branly Museum

    © OTCP/David Lefranc

    Innovative museum of non-western civilisations, the Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac Museum offers visitors a different perspective of Paris.
  • The Eiffel Tower

    © E.Livinec / SETE

    A look into the story behind France’s and Paris’s most emblematic monument – a must-see attraction on a Paris trip 
  • Rendez-vous in the Louis Vuitton Fondation


    The Louis Vuitton Fondation is a private cultural initiative dedicated to art and artists. Its cloud-shaped glass building emerges from the northern edge of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
  • Rendez-vous at Centre Pompidou-Metz

    © Shigeru Ban Architects Europe et Jean de Gastines Architectes, avec Philip Gumuchdjian pour la conception du projet lauréat du concours / Metz Métropole / Centre Pompidou-Metz / Philippe Gisselbrecht

    The Pompidou-Metz Centre, a contempory artistic creation.
  • Rendez-vous at the Pompidou-Metz Centre

    © Shigeru Ban Architects Europe et Jean de Gastines Architectes, avec Philip Gumuchdjian pour la conception du projet lauréat du concours / Metz Métropole / Centre Pompidou-Metz / Philippe Gisselbrecht

    The Pompidou-Metz Centre, a contempory artistic creation.

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