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Reims Sights and Landmarks Guide, France

Reims has been famous worldwide for two most important things; it has been recognized as the city that sits as the capital of Champagne. The cathedral for coronations marks its center. Various guests prefer to conduct their pilgrimages here, as most of their historical sites are not only beautiful but also educational.

You can easily make a day trip going to the Champagne Region that is located about 90 miles away from the east of Paris. The name of the city was derived from the name of Saint Remi who baptized the Franks’ king in 498. And now the cathedral where the kings were crowned is one of the famous tourist attractions in town.

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims is a beautiful church and was recognized by some as the perfect gothic cathedral. The church was almost destroyed by the battles of the World War II, but was completely renovated and remained to be a strong structure. A window of the large rose is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Situated above the cathedral is the King’s Gallery where a series of sculptures of the prominent kings were exhibited.

Another thing that attracts tourists most is the matchless stained glass windows that are considered to be the excellent part of the Cathedral. Situated next to the church is the Palais du Tau; it is a former palace of the bishops which was established in the year 1690. Today, it is known as the treasury of the cathedral where the original sculptures are housed from the church frontage as well as the holy relics linked with Reims.

The Basilica St. Remi is known to be the oldest cathedral in the city of Reims dating way back to 1007. You can find it inside the Saint Remi’s Abbey that housed the museum of arms and medieval art, while the Musee des Baux Arts is a fine art museum that focuses on the furniture and renaissance art of the 15th to 18th century.

The Salle de Reddition is a former school, a place where the German representatives officially surrendered to the US General in the year 1945. You may also try to experience a tour at the Maison de Pommery where the basements are beneath the Gothic fashion house and on the grounds of the Pommery’s house. By climbing 116 steps, you may be able to reach the fine cellars that run for more than 11 miles.

Those are just some of the historical sights that do not only accommodate guests but also provide them with information about the noteworthy past of the city of Reims.

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