Reims travel guide

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You're Going to Love Reims

Dominated by one of Europe's most beautiful Gothic cathedrals, Reims is a compact French jewel, offering atmospheric cafes, superb food, and some of the best Champagne you will ever taste.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Reims

1. The Incredible Cathedral

The star of the show in Reims is the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, historically the place where French kings were crowned. Check out the Chagall stained glass windows, and soak up the serene, awe-inspiring atmosphere.

2. Champagne

Toast your vacation in style in the home of Veuve Clicquot or visit Champagne houses run by iconic names like Mumm or Taittinger.

3. Superb Museums

Reims is packed with museums, including the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims (with a fantastic collection of 19th-century French works) and the Museum of the Surrender.

4. Some of France's Best Restaurants

Accompany your Champagne with gourmet cuisine at acclaimed restaurants like the Art Deco La Brasserie du Boulingrin or up-and-coming seafood spots like Le Bocal.

5. Festivals Every Month

There's always something going on in Reims, from Christmas fairs to the Reims Vintage Car Show and May's magical Johan Festival, dedicated to medieval history.

Where to Eat in Reims

Le Bocal is an exceptional seafood restaurant, Le Millénaire is a Michelin-starred traditional eatery, while Philippe Mille whips up gorgeous dishes in opulent surroundings at Les Crayères. Prices vary by establishment, but a good meal should cost around EUR20-40.

When to visit Reims

Reims in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 94
1 night at 3-star hotel
Reims in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 94
1 night at 3-star hotel

Reims has something to enjoy at all times of year, with museums and markets to enjoy whenever you visit. Why not pick a festival that interests you and schedule your trip then?

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How to Get to Reims

Plane

For visitors from North America, the easiest option is to fly into Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport, before hopping on a high speed TGV train (30 minutes, tickets from EUR20).

Train

Reims has superb rail connections to Paris, and the journey can take as little as 40 minutes (from Paris Est station).

Car

From Paris, take the A4 straight to Reims. From Lille, take the A1 to Arras, then the A26.

Bus

Eurolines runs daily buses from Paris to Reims, which take just under 2 hours to reach their destination and cost around EUR10.

Airlines serving Reims

United Airlines
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Delta
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British Airways
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Iberia
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Air Canada
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Austrian Airlines
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Emirates
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Where to stay in Reims

Reims has some magnificent luxury hotels, including the Best Western Plus Hôtel de la Paix and the Grand Hôtel des Templiers.

Popular neighbourhoods in Reims

Centre-Ville - home to Reims' fabulous cathedral and most of the best restaurants, Centre-Ville is where most tourists start their exploration of Reims.

Coutures - just southeast of the city center, Coutures is a relaxed neighborhood where the main attraction is the engaging Automobile Museum.

Saint-Remi - Champagne central. Saint-Remi is the place to go to sample the latest masterpieces from Taittinger or Veuve Cliquot.

Where to stay in popular areas of Reims

Most booked hotels in Reims

Hotel Bristol Reims
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 85+
Best Western Hotel Centre Reims
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 97+
Ibis Styles Reims Centre Cathédrale
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 109+
L'Univers
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 128+
Cis De Champagne - Hostel
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
C$ 47+
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How to Get Around Reims

Public Transportation

The buses in Reims are reliable and cheap, at just EUR1 per journey. You can also purchase 10 tickets for EUR8.60.

Taxi

You will need to book taxis in advance via the web, phone, or your concierge, and expect to pay a rate of around EUR2 per mile.

Car

Car rental options in Reims include Sixt and Europcar. Rates should be around EUR15 per day for smaller vehicles.

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The Cost of Living in Reims

Shopping Streets

The best place to shop in Reims is Galeries Lafayette - the town's largest department store. There are also some wonderful artisanal stores, like the antiques market La Boutique and Lancel, heaven for those who love designer accessories.

Groceries and Other

Carrefour is the main supermarket in Reims, with branches all over the city. As an indication of prices, expect to pay around EUR3 for 12 eggs.

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