Reims, also known as the “city of coronations” in France, is a beautiful city located in the famous Champagne wine region in the northern-central part of this country. It’s only an hour and a half northeast from the landmark city of Paris and exists as its own vibrant economic hub. As the Champagne region’s most visited city, Reims always has much to offer visitors; from full day tours in lush vineyards and Champagne houses, to family-friendly activities and a fascinating winemaking history.
Reims is close to many famous vineyards in the Champagne wine region of France and hosts various wineries, wine festivals, wine events, private tours, and more. With Winalist, you can discover the best wine experiences in Reims, as well as in other nearby Champagne cities such as Epernay and Troyes. Start planning your visit to Reims and visit the Champagne region’s famous vineyards today with the help of Winalist.
Reims Things to Do & Best Attractions
Visiting Reims is always a good idea. Reims is the largest city in the Champagne wine region and offers unique wine experiences, guided city tours, historic walking tours, innovative tastings, visits to the cellars, and more. On a wine tour in Reims, you’ll have the opportunity to visit beautiful cathedrals and lush vineyards, authentic wine cellars, and learn more about the centuries-old sparkling winemaking process of famous Champagne houses.
It’s important to note that Reims, like many French cities, possesses rich historical heritage. Reim’s heritage dates back to the time of Charlemagne. While visiting Reims, make sure not to miss visiting its famous cathedral, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, a jewel of Gothic architecture where around thirty French kings were crowned. You also may wish to visit some of the most famous Champagne houses in this area, such as GH Mumm, de Cazanove, Taittinger, and Vranken-Pommery.
Reims is also a world-class leader in gourmet eateries, with over eight Michelin-star restaurants. Many Champagne tasting activities in Reims also offer you the chance to pair your wine with delicious, specially-crafted food. For example, rose biscuits, or "Biscuits de Reims", are a famous edible in the city of Reims that perfectly complements the bubbly wine created in this region (and of which visitors love tasting). These fine biscuits are light, sweet, and the perfect accompaniment for the light and aromatic sparkling wine varieties that are signature to the Champagne, France region.
On a wine tour with any of Winalist’s premier partners and guides, you will be able to get closer to the artisanal world in the company of authentic Reims winegrowers, delighted to explain to you the life cycle of the vines and their way of working. Winalist has curated a list of wine tourism activities for you to do once you arrive in Reims; be sure to check it out below and book your next visit without further delay.
Reims Nearby Cities: Epernay & Troyes
During your visit to the city of Reims, you may also want to stop by the nearby cities of Epernay and Troyes, the other local cities worth the stop while you visit the Champagne wine region are just a short drive from Reims on your Champagne wine route. To make your discovery of any of these wine-loving cities unforgettable, book your wine experience on Winalist. On our platform, you can find plenty of unique and fulfilling Epernay and Champange experiences such as a cellar visit and tasting at Champagne Taittinger, a Champagne tasting and visit at Veuve Cliquot, or a visit to the Champagne Pommery cellars. One of our favorite is the historic chalk cellars you will be able to discover by booking your cellar visit at Champagne Ruinart.
How to Get to Reims Wine Region & Champagne Houses
You can get to Reims France in a variety of ways, as Reims is centrally located in France. If you’re staying in Paris, you can rent a car and drive to Reims. It takes about an hour and a half to get to this city from the nation’s capital. Similarly, you could always book a Reims Champagne tour from Paris. This way, you can be shuttled through the Champagne wine region, taste delicious wines, and stop by the beautiful city of Reims along your way. Discover these memorable experiences by using Winalist’s search tool at the top of the page and entering the details of your desired wine experience in Reims or other nearby cities.