During the last part of World War II, the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, General Eisenhower, set up his headquarters here in Reims. He chose a former schoolhouse near the railroad tracks. On May 7, 1945, the German generals unconditionally surrendered to the Allies here in this room. It's now called the Salle de Reddition, or Hall of Surrender.
The room is still preserved in its original condition. One can still see the table where the surrender took place. There is also a small museum with some wartime memorabilia.
Musee de la Reddition (Museum of Surrender)
An old school house served as Eisenhower's HQ from February 1945. That schoolhouse is now the small but fascinating Musée de la Reddition.
A short film and several galleries of photos lead to the glassed-off room with 13 chairs in which the British, French, American, Soviet and German heads of state sat as Germany signed its surrender to the Allies on May 7th 1945.
Open daily (except Tuesdays and public holidays) 10am–noon & 2–6pm. Entrance around €1.50.
Surrender Museum is the place in which was Eisenhower's headquarters from February to May 1945. The map room is where the surrender of the German troops took place on 7th May 1945. The room has been left exactly as it was, with the chairs and tables where Eisenhower and General Jodl sat and signed the surrender. It is situated bihind the Train station.