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Reims, the Heart of France's Champagne Region

Reims (which the French pronounce as "Rahns") is located about 90 minutes east of Paris, in the heart of France's champagne region. Reims is celebrated not only for its proximity to the many champagne houses and vineyards of the area, but for its lively atmosphere and many shopping options. You'll also find that this area is very interesting historically. Many fierce battles were fought in the area in World War I and World War II, so you'll see war monuments and cemetaries all over the countryside.

While this area is very French (you'll find fewer English speakers here than in Paris, definitely!), it also has German influences, which you'll notice on dinner menus in town.

Notre Dame de Reims

Reims is noted for its lovely cathedral, one of the finest of its type. The French kings were crowned here, once upon a time. It is famous for its dramatic architecture and the "smiling angel" located near the front door.


If you're a champagne afficionado, Reims is the place to be. From here you can tour many different champagne houses. The stores in town sell endless varities of champagne and the restaurants have extensive champagne lists.

  • Last visit to Reims: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • AgnesB's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2009 at 2:30 AM

    Hi Erin! Lovely France page. Thanks for taking us to Paris and beyond. Would love to go to France one day.

  • shiran_d's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 4:58 AM

    Nice area ha? Champagne, Champagne Champagne

  • mwkwan's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2006 at 9:44 PM

    Nice pages. Beautiful pictures. Thank you.

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2005 at 4:20 AM

    I have been to Reims long, long time ago...It was nice to see your pictures and read about this nice town. Greetings from Poland.


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