Reims, less than an hour by train from central Paris, is the capital of the Champagne region of France. Reims is also a superbly historic city dating back to Roman times, where you can see history everywhere you go.
Cathedrals are examples of incredible feats of early architecture. They differ from churches in that they must have a cathedra, the seat of a bishop.
Spectacular presentation portrays French royal cultural traditions…
There’s a lot to see and do in Paris, but the city is also surrounded by incredible sights and activities. Here’s a list of the best day trips from Paris!
There’s plenty to see and do just a train ride away from Paris. Reims, La Rochelle and Ile de Ré have much to recommend for short or overnight stays. Here’s why.
Source: Two Cool Day Trips From Paris
Experience the beauty of Champagne on a full-day tour of Reims and the wine cellars of the Champagne region. Discover where French Kings were crowned, on a guided tour of the magnificent Gothic Cathedral of Reims.
How to fill your day with fun, culture and bubbles – 48 hours in Reims takes in the main sites, recommends great restaurants, Champagne tastings and more.
Exploring the hidden war history of France’s Champagne Country.
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The extraordinary story of the world’s first Champagne house began almost three centuries ago on 1 September 1729, when Nicolas Ruinart drafted the founding act of Maison Ruinart. With such a long history as the oldest and finest in Champagne making, it’s no surprise at all that Ruinart remains today the most celebrated Champagne house in the world. In addition to the house’s rich heritage and exceptional know-hows, Ruinart’s accomplishments can also be credited to its strong commitment to and long-standing identity as a patron of the arts.
Since as early as 1896, the Maison understood that on top of having a great story to tell, a powerful medium is required to maximise the impact it has to the public. To achieve that, they turned to the art world and called upon the then-unknown Czech artist Alphonse Mucha to create a unique and sensational advertisement for the house.
Nibble pink biscuits under the gaze of the Smiling Angel while shopping for a château.
The obvious reason to live here is in the name. If you are thinking about moving to the world’s sparkling-wine mecca, world heritage and sweet treats await.
Walk in the footsteps of French kings and Joan of Arc
Reims, the capital of Champagne, is also known as the City of Coronations. Thirty-three French kings, from the middle ages to the Bourbon restoration (1814-1830), have been crowned in the city’s cathedral. The crowning of Charles VII in 1429 by Joan of Arc is celebrated every spring for two days throughout the city, and the square in front of the cathedral hosts festivities and a medieval marketplace.
Francophiles unite! You know that France is so much more than just Paris and that the best French cities have just as much style and substance as the capital.
But for those of you that didn’t get the memo, we have put together a list of some of the more off the beaten track cities you need to visit in France.
Be it for their history, their cool culture or just great French cuisine, these cities are well worth considering for a weekend away.
So book your flight, source accommodation – perhaps one of the many France vacation rentals, and plan a weekend filled with joie de vivre.