Discover the essential visits to make during a weekend or a stay in Reims
Loaded with history, the city of Reims has an outstanding architectural heritage. It includes buildings registered on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1991.
Our team offers you today to discover the best activities and monuments to see in Reims and also shares with you all its good tips to make the most of the visits of this charming city of Champagne-Ardenne.
Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral
A must-see during your stay in Champagne-Ardenne, the famous Cathedral of Reims represents the emblem of the city and is also a key monument in the history of France with its 800 years of history.
A masterpiece of Gothic art, built in the 13ᵉ century with a particularly rich statuary, Reims Cathedral is famous for being the place of the coronation of the kings of France.
A spectacular monument where you can admire every detail, as with:
- Its facade where we discover the "smiling angel", the "Gallery of the kings" with its 56 statues on the west facade, but also a representation of the Baptism of Clovis
- Its large proportions, with a structure measuring 150 meters long, 48 meters wide and 83 meters high
- Its stained glass windows, works of the artist Chagall
- Its 249 steps of the North Tower, where you can visit its roof and its terrace to enjoy an incredible panorama of the city of Reims
Open every day from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, the cathedral is open to the public for free. For those who wish a guided tour, count 9,00€ per person.
The Tau Palace
Our team advises you to continue your visit of Reims by discovering the famous Palais de Tau. A visit to be realized to understand the history of the Cathedral of Reims.
The former archiepiscopal palace preserves today the memory of the royal coronations, the statuary and the sculptures of the cathedral too damaged to be left in place.
The Palais de Tau is now used as an exhibition space. All the treasures of the cathedral of Rheims can be found there, such as the various objects that were used at the time for the coronation of the kings. You can discover there:
- The talisman of Charlemagne
- The coat of Charles X (worn during his coronation)
- The Holy Ampoule (used during the coronation of kings since the time of Clovis)
- The chalice of Saint-Remi
- Various tapestries and large statues
Open every day (except Monday), the full price is 8,00€, the reduced price is 6,50€.
The palace is open free of charge to the public under 26 years old, to disabled people and to job seekers.
The Basilica of Saint-Rémi
Continue your stroll by discovering the Basilica of Saint-Rémi, a monument built in the Xᵉ century that was nevertheless destroyed during the 1ʳᵉ World War.
The abbey church, Basilique Saint-Rémi: built in the Romanesque period and which was therefore remodeled in the Gothic period has a chevet with magnificent restored 12th century stained glass windows. The Basilica houses the tomb of Archbishop Saint-Remi. It was an important place of pilgrimage in his time.
The champagne cellars in Reims
If the city of Reims (City of Art and History) dazzles visitors with its architectural beauty, it also reveals tasty resources.
Would you like to know more about the Champagne cellar tours to do during your stay? Find out more about the not-to-be-missed excursions with our dedicated article.
The good plans to visit the city of Reims
The team of the Hotel Au Tambour gives you the good plans of the Tourist Office to visit Reims:
The City Pass of Reims
The city of Reims gives you free entrance to more than 10 sites, unlimited access to the bus and streetcar network of the city and exclusive discounts at more than 50 partners.
Available for sale at the Tourist Office: 3 formulas and 3 rates.
- 1 day at 22 euros
- 2 days at 32 euros
- 3 days at 42 euros
Reims City Tour
Get on board a panoramic bus for an effortless 1-hour tour of the city.
The audio-guided tours
Ideal if you prefer the freedom of an audioguide to visit Reims at your own pace, discover the individual guided tours offered by the Tourist Office.