Reims

Travel Guide
Mars Gate showing heritage architecture, heritage elements and a sunset

Sip champagne, see antique vehicles, explore fascinating Roman sites and learn about the French monarchy in this scenic city in northeastern France.

Reims is a historic city in northern France’s Champagne-Ardenne region. The area has an intriguing past intertwined with Roman occupation, Iron Age settlements and an important role in the former French Monarchy. Reims was the traditional site for French kings’ coronation.

The city’s most famous icon is the Reims Cathedral. The basilica was originally founded in the fifth century and has undergone many renovations since then. Admire its elaborate gothic façade with many spires and arches. Marvel at the sculptures and stained-glass windows. The nearby St. Remi Basilica, with twin spires and grand entrances, was founded in the sixth century and is now a UNESCO site.

Visit the third-century monument of Mars Gate. Inspect its large arches, which have survived almost 2,000 years. Investigate the intricate engravings on the structure and stroll around the picturesque garden in front of the attraction.

Peruse the collection of around 200 antique vehicles that date back more than a century at the Automobile Museum. See rare motorcycles and many old-fashioned pedal cars. The oldest vehicles are from 1908. Take the kids to the miniature car section where there are more than 5,000 model vehicles and toys.

Reims is surrounded by Champagne houses. Plan to visit a few. The oldest house in existence, Ruinart, has produced the sparkling wine since 1729. Explore the art and exquisite design of this famous champagne house. Take a tour in English of the Mumm Champagne House to learn about the production process and sip a few glasses in a tasting. Browse part of their collection of 25 million bottles of champagne in the cellar. Spend some time at the Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin to see their champagne operations and products.

It is easy to reach Reims, which is just 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Paris. Before you depart, tour the sixth-century Tau Palace. Admire its baroque architecture and relax in the picturesque grounds as you look back on your sojourn in this scenic and historic city.

Where to stay in Reims

Best Western Premier Hôtel de la Paix
Best Western Premier Hôtel de la Paix
4 out of 5
9 Rue Buirette, Reims, Marne, 51100
The price is NZ$223 per night from 14 Jun. to 15 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Reims. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"The champagne bar is amazing with a fabulous charcuterie board of local delicacies"

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2022

Best Western Premier Hôtel de la Paix
Hotel Continental - Reims
Hotel Continental - Reims
4 out of 5
93 Place Drouet D'Erlon, Reims, Marne, 51100
The price is NZ$288 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Reims. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (219 reviews)
"Staff were English speaking and very accommodating Only issue my room was 1st floor facing street so noisy"

Reviewed on 18 Apr. 2022

Hotel Continental - Reims
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
18 RUE TRONSSON DUCOUDRA, Reims, 51100
The price is NZ$290 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this spa hotel in Reims. Enjoy free WiFi, an indoor pool and a restaurant. Popular attractions Museum of Fine Arts and Notre-Dame de Reims are located ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (119 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with a beautiful view. Friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
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Séjours et Affaires Clairmarais
Séjours et Affaires Clairmarais
2 out of 5
25 Rue Edouard Mignot, Reims, Marne, 51100
The price is NZ$99 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this business-friendly residence in Reims. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the overall ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (714 reviews)
"Excellent well equipped apartment"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2022

Séjours et Affaires Clairmarais
Appart'City Confort Reims Centre
Appart'City Confort Reims Centre
3 out of 5
33 rue Ponsardin, Reims, Marne, 51100
The price is NZ$117 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Reims. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (691 reviews)
A five days stay before christmas
"Ideally located to be in the heart of Reims. The studio for 2 persons is very small but you have everything you need if you don't want to eat outside. It was clean, not spotless but clean."

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2021

Appart'City Confort Reims Centre
Appart'City Reims Parc des Expositions
Appart'City Reims Parc des Expositions
3 out of 5
17, rue Marie Marvingt, Reims, Marne, 51100
The price is NZ$104 per night from 5 Jun. to 6 Jun.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Reims. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,317 reviews)
Excellent for families with young children
"Excellent first impression-staff send info on accessing car park and hotel to both email and mobile phone. Staff were friendly and helpful on arrival and in advance when I had an enquiry. Room is split in two with a well equipped kitchen-hob, microwave, even a slim line dishwasher with tablets and ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2022

Appart'City Reims Parc des Expositions
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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