Having been carefully restored after the first and second world wars, the French city of Reims is gifted with Roman remains, beautiful pedestrian boulevards, decorated cafes, and flourishing eateries or restaurants. As one of the hub of Champagne production, the city offers travelers the wonderful opportunity to explore its Champagne Tourist Route, the vineyards, and the Champagne Houses.
When it comes to notable tourist attractions in the city, the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims comes first. The historic landmark is not only an important place of worship but also an architectural masterpiece exhibiting artistry at its best. Then climb atop the Towers of Reims Cathedral to witness a great perspective of this historic city. Lying close to the cathedral is the Basilique Saint-Remi, a vast abbey church where Clovis was baptized by Bishop Remi. Currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Basilique Saint-Remi and Cathedrale Notre-Dame, the Palais du Tao was previously the archbishop’s palace.
If you are an ardent lover of painting, sculptures, and engravings, visit the Musee des Beaux-Arts, which has a collection of objets d’art from the 15th-20th centuries. Get awestruck by the architecture, sculpture of Chapelle Foujita and witness the outstanding frescos depicting biblical scenes on the walls. While visiting Reims, you can take a trip to Porte de Mars, the ancient ruins of a triumphant church constructed by the Romans.
Reims-Gueux racing circuit is a delight for the motor sport lovers visiting Reims. Drive past the Grandstand as well as the Pits and imagine the loud cheer of the crowd.
The prestigious champagne houses and winegrowers located in the city always welcome tourists by offering guided tours through their cellars and vineyards. Explore the old quarries as well as important artifacts of Reims’ past at the Veuve Clicquot Champagne House. Book a trip to the spectacular cellars and vineyards of Champagne Taittinger and Champagne Ruinart. They provide you with tasting opportunities, making the visit even more exciting. While touring the champagne houses, a trip to the Villa Demoiselle is a must. Admire the décor of this restored villa, which shows off a distinctive sophistication.