Here you can see the chagall-window again. for a different perspective and it is a little bit hidden here. I had wonderful light conditions, which were perfect for taking good pics.
Marc Chagall, he is also known as Mark Zakharovich Shagall (this is his russian name) was a french-russian painter and stained glass artist. He lived between 1887 and 1985.
During his long life (he came 98 years old) he created lots of paintings and glass works which could be seen in museums worldwide. Some of it greatest masterpieces are in the Guggenheim Museum in New York, in Australia, Switzerland, to name just a few of the countries.
Favorite thing: Your first day in Reims should be dedicated to the visit of "musts" such as the four monuments listed as World Heritage by UNESCO : the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Tau Palace, the Saint-Remi Basilica and the Saint-Remi Museum, the latter named after the bishop who baptized Clovis. Later, you will discover the secrets of the making of the king of wines, and get a taste of it, in one of the many Champagne Houses of Reims.
This is the place where you may enter the cathedral. The gate is also so richly decrated with gothic ornaments telling stories about things which happened long time ago .....
Just feel free to click on the picture to see all the amazing details of this wonderful gate.
Le Champagne, le Roi des Vins et dont le nom s'écrit et se prononce de la même façon partout dans le monde.
Champagne, King of the Wines and his name is written and pronouced the same way in the whole world.
Même si le Vin de Champagne est bien tentant... Prennez le temps d'admirez ces paysages envoûtants de la région Champagne-Ardennes.
ICI: Sur la route de Reims à Troyes.
Even is the Champagne wine so delicious... Take the time to enjoy those sceneries of Champagne-Ardennes.
HERE: On the road between Reims and Troyes.
Actually I traveled through Reims to get to Compiegne and really enjoyed the roadsite wine and liquor stores..I thought that I was able to get some great buys on bollinger champagne, prune brandy, champagne brandy, and calvado's...anyway, everyone seemed to like them when I returned so it must be worth a trip to go back and re load..There were a lot of tastings prior to making the selections..so it is a good idea to plan lunch around the stop
Fondest memory: The drive through Reims enroute to Compiegne was great !
Level of DrynessAmount of residual sugar/liter
Extra Brut, Brut Sauvage,
Ultra Brut, Brut Integral,
Extra Dry, Extra Sec
1.2 to 2.0%
1.7 to 3.5%
3.3 to 5.0%
5% and up
In Epernay, only 1 h 30 from Paris, you are at the heart of one of the world's most prestigious vineyards. All around you, 20.000 hectares of vines. Beneath your feet, 200 million bottles stocked in 100 kilometres of cellars. There is nowhere else where you can better get to know, understand and fall in love with the magic of Champagne.
Click on the champagne label to find out more about these marvellous 'golden bubbles'!
Champagne comes in a whole universe of sizes, and basic economics tells us that we should buy only as much as we need and no more. Anyway, knowing some of these terms is sure to wow your date.
Sure, you're not going to have much occasion to bust out the Nebuchadnezzar, but at least you now know that those oversized bottles in vintners' windows aren't just hokey advertising gimmicks.
Any visitor expects the alchemical encounter with a royal wine, the most bubbling of all odes to life.The great champagne houses keep open-cellar and may arrange sumptuous gala dinners. One remembers a friend or a loved-one and, imperceptibly, vows to come back.
To marvel again and rejoin, by raising one’s glass, the circle of the happy people.
Favorite thing: visit the city center. The cathedral is the most outstanding monument, but not the only one. Don't forget to visit the beautiful streets and squares in the city, full of French grandeur and charm. This is a picture of the city hall. Other interesting sights are the Place Royale, the Basilique Saint Rémi, The Place d'Erlon....
Favorite thing: The Cathedral of Our Lady is the most famous landmark of the city. A masterpiece of gothic art built in the 13th century it is famous for its statues and majestuous lines. Nearly all French kings were crowned under its elegant vaults.
Favorite thing: Do you like champagne ? As for me, gathering with my friends I prefer to drink beer. But that preference was not a strong reason to refuse from the visit to the capital of French province Champagne – Reims. We spent very few hours in the city, but it was enough to have an interesting excursion to the Notre Dame de Reims, to view champagne collections in the local shops and to buy good presents for friends.
Reims is known for the most famous wine in the world. So everyone absolutely must visit the champagne houses. Read below for a very detailed reason you must visit those awesome champagne houses.
For more than two centuries, Reims has been the historic city where most world wide known great champagne houses have developed. The 30,000 hectares of vineyards are situated to the south, in particular the Montagne de Reims with its pinots, the Marne Valley with its meuniers, the Côte des Blancs and Bar with its chardonnays. The skillful blending of these varieties, wines and years enables each champagne to retain its characteristics year after year.
To the east of a line from Geneva to Boulogne, its Air Traffic Control Centre maintains the safety of air transport.
The plane attracted on the eve of the 20th century by the wide plains of Champagne, today puts the City of Coronations within reach of international airport. The airport of Reims Champagne hosts commercial aviation, the aerodrome of Reims Prunay is for business travellers. By railroad, Reims should soon be 30 minutes away from Charles De Gaulle Airport, by the TGV Est.
Conviviality first. Nestled in the most prestigious vineyards in the world, Reims seduces especially by its human dimension, cherishing its traditions and giving everyone a new taste for the future.
visit the cathedral. If I could only have visited for thirty minutes I would have spent my time there.
Fondest memory: We sat outside at a cafe, across the street from the cathedral, munching on baguettes. It was nice and relaxing.