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We visited Reims, the largest city in Champagne, on a daytrip from Paris although many people visit the Champagne area and spend several days there sampling the wares from the many different champagne houses/cellars that you can visit. Another highlight is the magnificent Notre Dame cathedral where the kings of France were crowned.

I don't think we visited Reims at the best time of year, the town was rather quiet during the period between Christmas and New Year's, a lot of businesses seemed to be closed and there were not a lot of tourists wandering about.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Champagne!
  • Cons:December is off season
  • In a nutshell:An easy day trip from Paris
  • Last visit to Reims: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 16, 2007
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    considering this as a day trip from paris. lovely photos and quite helpful, thank you.val

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Another lovely little paghe about your adventures in France. I must admit that I haven't visited many cities in France yet.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    I ditto what Willy Wonka said. What a beautiful place and the champagne is a bous! Nice page Kristi!

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 7:22 AM

    I'm also considering a day tour to Reims from Paris, so your tips were really helpful. Thank you.

  • Mar 22, 2007 at 11:34 PM

    holy schmoly, this is the place i need to visit! champagne abounds! and not just cheap champers either, but the top notch stuff! wonky needs to get here some day! :)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2007 at 8:56 AM

    Those are impressive looking buildings you toured in Reims! Yes, December is the 'off-season' for tourism in Europe, but I've quite enjoyed our last two winter trips to England. If only I could swing France into the mix one of these times!

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2007 at 10:59 AM

    I spent one night in Reims after a visit to Moet & Chandon. Mmmm....champagne!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2006 at 5:12 AM

    What a lovely Reims page Kristi. Especially enjoyed St. Remi's Basilica and Notre Dame with its amazing brilliant blue "Marc Chagall" stained glass window.

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2006 at 2:22 AM

    Well well well!! Hehehe... seems I am following your footsteps! I had no idea you had been to Reims. It will be the last stop on our EU Roadtrip that starts next week!!! Champagne... here I COME!!! Hic..!

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2006 at 7:39 AM

    I hope to get to Reims soon and will sip the bubbly and admire Our Lady. Thanks for the tips.

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