Discover the emblematic places of the city of Reims during your stay or weekend in Champagne, our TOP 5!
City surrounded by vineyards, the discovery of Reims is an unforgettable experience, from its gastronomy, its secrets to the city as to the nature but also for its History!
Our team proposes you today to discover a selection of must-sees to visit in Reims, a TOP 5 of the emblematic places!
Visit the Notre-Dame cathedral
Masterpiece of Gothic art classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, which was built between the thirteenth and fourteenth century, is the cathedral that has hosted countless coronations of kings of France, and this, for nearly a thousand years.
The cathedral suffered bombings during the First World War, which earned it the title of "martyrdom cathedral".
After restoration, there are still some old stained glass windows and some very old contemporary works.
Visit the Palais du Tau
Located less than 15 minutes drive from the Hotel Au Tambour ***, the Tau Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Relive the royal era with a visit to the Palais du Tau. This episcopal palace in the shape of a T (which gives it its name because T is said Tau in Greek) and which is located just next to the Cathedral allowed to lodge the bishops but also the kings passing through the city on the occasion of their coronation.
Its visit is a must because it traces the history of the coronations of the kings of France.
Stroll in the historical center
We recommend without hesitation to discover the historic center of Reims to appreciate the many Art Deco buildings dating from the 20's, such as
- The incredible Carnegie Library
- The historical center also shelters the Gallo-Roman vestiges, like :
- The Mars Gate
- The Cryptoporticus of the Place du Forum
The historic center is also more modern and original with its street art frescoes that you can find in the Port Sec-La Husselle industrial zone.
The Pierre Schneiter Park
Don't miss a visit to the Pierre Schneiter Park! A horticultural garden in its own right, it is a pleasant place to stroll, relax and also meet people in the heart of Reims.
Dating from the 19th century, this park is home to many botanical species! You can find elements such as :
- The amazing local tree: the fau de Verzy (beech tree with twisted and entangled branches)
- The waterfall
- The English and French gardens
- Playgrounds for children
A discovery to be made in summer as well as in winter!
Discover the gastronomy of Reims
The discovery of Reims inevitably includes the tasting of its numerous local specialties! You will find the pink cookie of Reims, hams, cheese, or even dishes with andouillette or truffle!
Don't miss our article dedicated to the specialties to discover in Reims, do not hesitate to consult our articles of the culinary specialties of Reims !