Visit the Pommery. Going down...
Favorite thing: Visit the Pommery. Going down 100 feet and drinkimg champaign out of those cold vats is something you will never forget.
Fondest memory: Sitting in a restaurant watching a trapeze show overhead. (this was during WW2, l don't think that restaurant is there anymore.
Walk! Do not take the bus...
Favorite thing: Walk! Do not take the bus (however that is a very comfortable way of travelling through Reims) but discover Reims by foot. You will see the old and the new streets and builings and you will meet a lot of people.
Fondest memory: Siiting in 'la Brass' and drinking a beer with peach with my friends. I still get weary when I think of that time with all my fellow students. Even my mother once came there, and one of the guys asked for her hand (in dutch! Arnauld really spoke his languages).
History Reims became...
Favorite thing: History
Reims became established under the name of Durocortorum, as the ancient capital of the Roman province of Belgium. The Romans were attracted by its chalk quarries, or crayères, which were used to provide building materials. Today, their special cooling properties are employed in champagne production. The Rèmes tribe, who formed an alliance with Julius Cesar, gave the town its current name.
Fondest memory: I have been at Reims i think at 1983 i forgot.....
The Champagne region is strictly controlled by French law and beyond its borders, champagne grapes cannot be cultivated nor champagne produced. Reims and Epernay are home to many renown makes such as Mumm Cordon Rouge, Krug and Moet Chandon, as well as many small independent producers. Visitors can see some of the marvels of the champagne houses and their chalk cellars, whose cooling elements and natural moisture regulation are ideal for champagne production. Many establishments offer guided tours in a variety of languages, with a tasting session included. However some champagne houses are not open to the public, but by appointment only.
I have been to Reims by car...
Favorite thing: I have been to Reims by car with a friend and stayed for a couple of days. Its great to drive through the area, looking at all the vineyards and tasting champagne now and then.
The city itself has great old buildings, nice restaurants 2.
Favorite thing: There are miles tunnels under the city and most of them are filled with champagne... Make sure to take winery tour where you can see these tunnels in person.
Fondest memory: This is one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in Europe. It was built in 1300 and this is where France kings were crowned.
When one discovers the City of...
Favorite thing: When one discovers the City of Reims, why not make a detour through the cellars where this exceptional wine is made?
Taking a nice walk through...
Favorite thing: Taking a nice walk through town and eventuallu will lead you to the Cathedral. Spend some time inside and enjoy the beautiful stained glasses art works.
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