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The Champagne region of France is mostly rural, with lots of open land and vineyards eagerly producing the region's signature bubbly.  Urbania is limited to just a couple cities, but those cities were extraordinary. Indeed few of France's northern cities compare to Reims, an architect's dream and a wine shopper's paradise.

There are mainly tow reasons to visit Reims.  Firstly the Cathedrale Notre Dame is truly magnificent.  A huge Gothic structure, it is noted for its elegance and harmony.  It is the site where many a King was coronated including Charles VII with Joan of Arc at his side.  

Secondly, along with Epernay, Reims is the centre for the region's Champagne production.  Many of the 'grandes marques' can be found in the vicinity of the Basilique St-Remi.  You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to Champagne tasting - the Maison Veuve Cliquot is not a bad choice.  Mme Cliquot is renowned for taking over her husband's business and then passing it onto her business manager as opposed to her children.   

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Reims Tourist Attractions

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims

Place du Cardinal-Lucon is one of the world's most famous cathedrals, and it was built on the site of a church that burned down in 1211. The cathedral is filled with statuettes, and its three western facade portals are spectacular. The rose window above the central portal is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the western facade's northern door is a smiling angel.

Park de la Patte d'Oie

This historical park was created in the middle of the 18th century and reshaped during the construction of the congress centre in 1994/95. It has fountains; an artificial river; and an area for children's games. The park is a great place to relax, have a picnic and take a break from all the sightseeing.

Musee des Beaux-Arts

The museum is housed in the 18th century buildings which belonged to the old Abbaye St-Denis. This excellent provincial gallery has many portraits of German princes by both the Elder and the Younger Cranach. It also has paintings and furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries found in the Salles Diancourt and Jamot-Neveux.

Palais du Tau

Place du Cardinal-Lucon. This palace was built in 1690 as the official residence of the bishops of Reims, next to the cathedral. The palace houses many statues that once decorated the cathedral facade. There are also many holy relics associated with Reims on display, including a 12th-century chalice for the communion of French monarchs.

Salle de Reddition

12 rue Franklin-D.-Roosevelt. In this building is where the Germans surrender to General Eisenhower on the 7th of May, 1945 . The building was once a schoolhouse near the railroad tracks. The walls of the room are still decorated with maps of the rail routes just as it was on the day of surrender

Basilique St-Remi

This is one of the oldest churches in Reims, and dates back to 1007. The basilica is a great example of classic medieval French masonry. The complex also houses the the former royal abbey of St-Remi, who was the guardian of the holy ampula and used to anoint the kings of France. The abbey is now a museum and has a large collection of the history of Reims ; regional archaeology; and military history.

Park Leo Lagrange

This is the most important park in the centre of town, and was opened in 1976. The park covers 12 ha, and has a pond and games for children. It is also close to a swimming pool and ice ring. This park is a great place to have fun, while taking a break from your hectic sightseeing schedule. The park is open everyday from dawn till dusk, and there is no admission charge.

Maison de Pommery

Place du General-Gouraud. Below the Gothic-style buildings and gardens of the Maison de Pommery, is where you'll find the most visited cellars in Reims. There is a 116-step stairway, which leads to a maze of galleries that were dug into the chalk, more than 18km long and about 30m below ground.

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