Here you can find information about the town and its ressources.
Audioguides for all the main local attractions and maps are available as tours bookings, postcards, souvenirs....
There is even a bureau de change inside (and free toilets just across the street)
The tourism office is situated just beside the cathedral in a seemingly half destroyed building (a former cellar).
Address : 2, rue Guillaume de Machault
mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
website : www.reims-tourisme.com
the champagne and the food, sorry no pics.
its a really pittoresque city with some great restaurants and offcourse champagne.
stayed here only for 2 days, you really should visit the area of Reims with all its wineyard, just awesome
Fondest memory: next to the cathedral
rue Guillaume de Machault 51100 Reims
Tél: 03 26 77 45 00
For general information about Reims:
Click on the tourism tab, tourist office-at the bottom of the page, click on download our tourist guide. There is a good map of the city on pages 34-35 of the guide along with hotels, restaurants, sights, etc.
I spent in Reims only one day, it was nice & peaceful town, but I guess I must return one day to see more.
Meanwhile, you can check the official site,
it is also in English:
Fondest memory: Valerie
Stop by the tourist office if you need a map, need hotel reservations or want to visit a champagne house but didn't make advance reservations.
The people working there were extremely nice and helpful although they told us to take a bus between St. Remi's and Veuve-Clicquot which couldn't have been more than a 5 minute walk.
The tourist office is right next to Notre Dame, if you are coming from the train station, you should see it before you get to the entrance of the cathedral.
My sister (who went also with me) was going on my nerves. She could not understand that someone can take so many pictures of one building. But I like photography and also want to show people from outside architectural details. I guess she wanted also take pictures but she had no camera.... I let talk her and took my pictures .... and today I am happy that I did it .....
What I learned: Make always shure that you have co-drivers with you which share the SAME interests like you! You will have no problems then....
I like this photo because it looks a little bit mystic. This cathedral surprised in many ways. Do you also think so?
The light was very dim and so I had to use the tripod to get everything sharp. I choosed a smaller aperture so that shutter speed was nearly 3 seconds!
Here are some other great cathedrals: The Cathdrale Notre Dame in Paris, the Stephansdom in Vienna, the cathedrals in Strasbourg, Ulm, Bordeaux, not to forget the Westminster Abbey in London. The list is not complete ....
This is the same photo, but here I photographed a little bit lower, so you can also see the lighters in the fore front of the picture ...
Here you can see another photo of the cathedral. It shows the church hall with a view to the wonderful glass window of Marc Chagall, which is at the end of the church.
Does it needs words to describe the beauty of the church? Gothic architecture is very interesting in my opinion and in Europe there can be found so much examples of this great architectural era ...
This is the altar, also built in gothic style. A few minutes before a sun ray came through the window .....
So I wanted to take a picture of it. But the light was dim and the shutter speed to slow to hold the camera by hand. Luckily I had a tripod with me and I put the camera on it. So I could photograph the altar with a smaller aperture and the picture became sharper ....
This is the Chagall window again. I have shown it on a tip before, but this time I photograped it from inside. I don´t think it need many words to describe it .....
Simply click on the picture to see all the amazing details of this great window!
Look above and you will see a wonderful gothic cheiling. It was great to photograph because the windows lightened it well.
I was sitting on the floor when I take this picture.
And please feel free to click on the picture if you would like to see the great details of it ...
The cathedral also haves some beautiful gothic interiors ......
When taking pics and whe you have only one camera (like me), a 200 ASA film is a good choice. You can make good pics outside and also inside, because shutter speed is faster but the quality of pics is good enough to scan.
But maybe a digital camera is more practical ...
The main attraction of Reims is its cathedral "Notre Dame", a masterpiece of french gotic architecture. They began to build it in 1211 ..... and no wonder that the UNESCO has put it on their World Heritage list. It is absolutely worth to see ......
The two gothic towers were richly decorated with lot of wonderful gothic ornaments. You will see this magnificance if you click on the picture!
The forefront tells a lot about the life of holy Mary and its is richly decorated with gothic ornaments.....
And over the entrance you can also see the one of the great gothic windows created by Marc Chagall. He also created gothic windows in Zürich and Mainz. They all look very special and unique. Please read the following tip to get more infos about this great artist.