HISTORY - ARCHITECTURE - CHAMPAGNE - GASTRONOMY - WINES
- Reims is also known as the “Coronations City”, or the “Kings City”. This is where King Clovis got baptized and where several other kings were sacred, inside Notre-Dame cathedral. Moreover, traces were found in Reims that date back from prehistory.
- Most of Reims’ historic monuments have art deco style façades. Don't forget to visit the Place Royale, with a King Louis XV statue, and the Place du Cardinal-Luçon with the statue of Joan of Arc. Sainte-Clotilde basilica is splendid, just like Reims synagogue.
- Reims has a very important cultural life: in May, the Brut de Scène festival is dedicated to amateur theatre; the Fêtes de Jeanne d’Arc ("Joan of Arc festival") in June gathers a lot of visitors; during the whole summer, the Flâneries Musicales de Reims celebrates music; in September, Jonglissimo revolves around the art of juggling.
- Reims is the capital of champagne: you will have the opportunity to taste the best drinks, with some pink biscuits of Reims or some local gingerbread on top of the tasting.
Reims has a continental climate, with harsh winters, and dry and sometimes stormy summers. Average temperatures are 5.6°C in January, and 19.3°C in July.
Our best tips
- Why don't you go to a champagne tasting while you're in Reims? Learn more about this internationally renowned alcohol!
- Reims has many amazing religious buildings.
Average prices for hotels
- Low budget: 56€ per night in low season, and 60€ in high season.
- Mid-range: 68€ per night in low season, and 71€ in high season.
- Luxury: 109€ per night in low season, and 135€ in high season.
Recommended areas for your hotel
- The Opéra neighbourhood is a very nice spot to take a stroll.
- The railway station borough is very convenient, especially if you have much luggage and you don't want to move too much.
Need more information about this place?
We wrote un mini guide for our readers that we hope is coming as handy as possible (also available in PDF format to download, useful while traveling without an internet connexion) :
Reims : Handy Mini Travel Guide