Reims Vacations

Reims is one of the most cherished of Frances many culturally iconic cities. This historic location holds a number of exceptional distinctions, the foremost of which is the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Many remark that this towering structure is one of the most beautiful examples of architectural prowess to emerge from the Dark-Ages. Thankfully, when the ... Read more
city was practically leveled during World War I, this structure remained unscathed. Had things gone differently, like most of the rest of the modern city, this structure might have been rebuilt with a similar Nouveau Art Deco style that sprang up from the wreckage at other more devastated areas; an architectural twist that the numerous French Kings who were crowned here over the course of a thousand years might have had some qualms about. The other major distinction that Reims touts, and one that is not as easily destroyed, is it's classification as being the birthplace of champagne. This bubbly wine is said to have originated here, and there are several quality varieties that easily make this the champagne capital of the world. Visitors can explore this city with ease now that it has access to a high speed train system. Once at the city itself, various museums and shopping opportunity abound, many of which can be explored from the comfort of pedestrian only streets. Right up there with some of the most spectacular cities in truly gorgeous France, Reims is very much deserving of a visit if you are anywhere near the area.
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Sydney, Australia

Iconic cathedral with a fabulous statue of Joan d'Arc. Surrounded by equally iconic champagne houses with their underground caves waiting to be explored and their wares sampled. Enjoy.

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Reading, UK

The centre of the Champagne industry and worth visiting for that as there are several champagne houses based there. Interesting cathedral as well.

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Abergavenny, UK

Such an amazing town with so much to do in and is a very good looking town too. There is loads to see and do and just wow! Such a good town - just go there!

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Calgary, Canada

Reims is a easy day trip from Paris if you take the TGV, the Très Grande Vitesse train. The city itself is small and easy to walk around. The two big focal points are the Cathedral and champagne. You don't even need to go to one of the champagne houses to enjoy some bubbly. It can be found in every restaurant.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Rheims is easy to get to (from Paris), easy to navigate on foot once there, and easy to love (Champagne)! In addition to the champagne houses, there are historical sites and monuments of huge significance in French history. The wine shops are awesome to browse and the pedestrian friendly main street filled with outdoor cafes is great for relaxing, sobering up, and people watching. This is a wonderful 1 day or 2 day excursion option while in France.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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I loved visiting Reims. It's a little more than a day trip from Paris, in my opinion. I took a tour of Pommery's cellars, which was great! They gave us a few glasses of champagne to taste at the end. St. Remi is also not to be missed.

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Napa, California, USA

One of the main cities in the Champagne region of France. Here, you will find famous champagne houses such as Pommery, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Mumm, and Piper-Heidsieck. The Cathedrale Notre-Dame in the center of town is a gem of Gothic art.

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Paris, France

The cathedral

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Hasselt, Belgium

Magnificent cathedral with angels in the sky.

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Lyon, France

La ville de ma jeunesse

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