Things to do in Reims All the activities to never get bored
Are you planning to visit Reims and the Champagne region on your next holiday? Or do you live in Reims and are looking for ideas on how to avoid getting bored? Here is a selection of things to do in Reims.
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Visit A Champagne House
A choice destination for wine tourism, the city of Reims, also known as the City of the Consecrated Ones, offers many attractions and activities around wine. Among the most popular outings for wine lovers, the cellars and champagne houses are the major asset of this city in the Grand-Est.
The great houses and winegrowers open their doors to you to discover all the secrets of sparkling wine: its production, storage, tasting... You can then discover the crayères, these typical places of the region used to preserve bottles of champagne. Installed in old chalk quarries, they take advantage of the constant temperature of 10°C all year round to create champagne cellars with optimal conservation conditions.
The chalk quarries of Reims extend under the city, over nearly 250 km of underground galleries, and allow the storage of champagnes from small producers, as well as from the great houses, such as Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Krug, Mumm, Dom Pérignon or even the house of Taittinger.
Participate to a champagne tasting
Organising a visit to the champagne cellars is always very interesting. Lovers of small bubbles will be delighted to end the 2-hour visit with the inevitable tasting session.
This is an opportunity to meet the winemakers and oenologists, to understand their work and to become aware of their know-how. You learn to taste champagne and to decipher its characteristics. The professionals also teach the techniques of conservation, the methods for refreshing it, or the best food and wine pairing of Champagne.
From small farms to large prestigious houses with millions of bottles, visit the tasting cellars for an unforgettable wine experience.
Visit Reims: The must-see outings in the sacred city
The city of kings is not limited to the production of champagne, and the city is full of sites to visit, of which here is a small selection.
The Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral
It is almost impossible to go to Reims without visiting Notre-Dame Cathedral. It would be like going to Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower.
A must-see activity, a visit to this emblematic historical monument of the Marne city is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, but above all a testimony to the city's historical heritage.
Built in the 13th century on the ruins of a cathedral destroyed by fire in 1210, Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral, which is larger in size than Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, was the site of the coronations of the kings of France, and is thus a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
While in Reims, you will be dazzled by the characteristics of this gothic style religious building:
- These dimensions are out of the ordinary;
- A facade divided into 3 parts;
- A nave of 38 m high;
- A gallery of kings with 56 statues of more than 4.5 m high;
- More than 2300 statues, including the famous statue "Ange au sourire".
- The beauty of the stained glass windows
Take the time to climb the 249 steps of the north tower to reach the terrace and the roof, and enjoy an exceptional panorama of Reims and its historical monuments. From the top you can also see the Henri Deneux garden.
The palais du Tau
Right next to Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Tau Palace is also one of the historic monuments listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Formerly the residence of the archbishops of Rheims, this building is now an exhibition space where you will find all the treasures of Reims cathedral, and in particular many objects related to the coronations of the 25 kings of France. Among the most precious items preserved from this monarchic period, we find :
- The "Sainte Ampoule", used for every king's coronation since Clovis;
- The talisman of Charlemagne ;
- The chalice of Saint-Rémi ;
- The coat of Charles X, worn during his coronation...
The Tau Palace also contains numerous tapestries and statues from the cathedral.
The saint-remi basilica of reims
This Romanesque-Gothic basilica is one of the must-see places in Reims. It was built in the 11th century to house the Holy Ampoule and the relics of Saint Remi, the bishop who baptised Clovis in 498.
This 126-metre long building was unfortunately almost completely destroyed during the First World War, but it has been rebuilt and still houses the tomb of Saint Remi.
Lovers of fine stonework and the Romanesque-Gothic style will fall under the spell of this religious building, which is more intimate than the cathedral, but still magnificent.
The Saint-Remi Museum
A visit to the Basilica of Saint-Remi will probably encourage you to learn more about this bishop who converted Clovis to Christianity.
Then visit the former royal abbey of Saint-Rémi, now a museum. The third building in Reims to be listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, this museum with its dazzling architecture retranscribes the history of the city of Reims and the region, through numerous historical models and reconstructions, from prehistory to the Renaissance.
The 17 exhibition rooms take you on a discovery of the city of Reims, but also of Saint-Rémi and the life of the monks who lived in the royal abbey.
Porte de Mars monumental Roman gate in Reims
One of the most impressive Gallo-Roman remains, the Porte de Mars served as a triumphal arch. It was part of a group of 4 monumental arches, which symbolised the 4 gates of the city of Reims, which was then called Durocortorum.
The Porte de Mars is today the only intact gate in Reims, and at 30 metres long and 15 metres wide, it is the largest recognised triumphal arch of the Roman era.
Don't just look at it from afar, get up close and admire the interior of the arches. You'll find lavish decorations, including a depiction of the famous scene of the she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.
Walking in the historical center of reims
It is not necessary to visit every monument in Reims to discover the richness of its heritage and the beauty of its architecture. Just stroll through the streets of the historic centre of Reims to become aware of the treasures of Reims. On the menu, history is revealed as you stroll through the different eras, in the various places that are not to be missed in the city:
- The Art Deco style of the Carnegie Library;
- The Gallo-Roman style of the cryptoportico of the Place du Forum;
- The street art frescoes of the Port Sec-La Husselle industrial zone;
- The famous monuments, like the Opera, the Circus, the Manege...
The Champagne Park
Close to the champagne houses, the Parc de Champagne is a haven of greenery in the heart of Reims.
Created by the Marquis Melchior de Polignac, the director of the House of Pommery, this public park is now the largest park in Reims, and attracts more than 35,000 visitors each year. You will find a beautiful green space in the middle of nature, ideal for walks, but also playgrounds for children and sports facilities.
The Champagne Park is undoubtedly the ideal Sunday outing for the inhabitants of Reims, and a refreshing place to visit for tourists. The Montagne de Reims Regional Nature Park offers an exceptional walk through the vineyards.
The maison Fossier
Although the city of Reims is famous for its champagnes and its great vineyards, it also has a unique culinary speciality: the Biscuit Rose.
A great classic of Reims' gastronomy, this little sweet is a delight for the most gourmand of palates. And among all the confectioners who try to sublimate these pink biscuits, the Fossier house is a reference.
You can visit the house to discover all the secrets of making the pink biscuit or to attend a pastry class.
You will learn that it is customary to first dip the pink biscuit in a glass of champagne before eating it. A good excuse to buy a good bottle in a champagne house
The planetarium of Reims
Let's leave the ancestral traditions and the historical heritage of Reims, and turn to the stars. The Reims planetarium (the second largest in France, along with the one in Paris) was founded in 1979 and modernised in 2013.
It allows the most curious to discover the mysteries of the solar system and the Milky Way, and to approach the stars through various experiments and observations.
For young and old alike, the sessions organised approach astronomy in a fun and educational way. You can also discover the astronomical clock made by the Reims pharmacist Jean Legros.
Of course, the visits don't stop there, and Reims has many other points of interest.
Discover the complete list at the Greater Reims Tourist Office: the Reims Champagne Car Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, the Museum of the Surrender, the Villa Demoiselle, the Foujita Chapel...
Have fun and chill on your trip in Reims
After a cultural activity in Reims, there's nothing better than a moment of fun and relaxation. Fortunately, the city of Reims offers you the best activities to enjoy alone, with friends or with your family.
During the day, organise your schedule according to your desires and the leisure activities near your hotel: ice rink, swimming pool, spa and relaxation, or group games (laser game, escape game...). In the evening, the cinema and the restaurants on Place d'Erlon are an opportunity to have a good time in Reims.
Adults can also indulge in the slot machines and gaming tables of one of the casinos near Reims, unless you prefer to experience a party night at the Reims cabaret, an entry in an event complex like the Atrium Club, or in a karaoke bar.
Live an unforgettable moment at musikall, your karaoke in Reims
Let go and have fun singing!
Karaoke is undoubtedly an excellent musical activity to let go, relax and have fun without complexes. Visit one of our 8 private karaoke rooms to sing your favourite songs at the top of your lungs in an art-deco inspired setting that is as chic as it is trendy.
Accommodating up to 20 people, the karaoke booths are fully equipped and soundproofed, allowing you to let loose without constraint, and have an excellent time.
From Harry Styles to Céline Dion, from Barbra Streisand to Queen, you are bound to find what you are looking for among the 48,000 French and international songs at your disposal.
Karaoke rooms that put you in the mood!
Musikall invites you to live karaoke as a real immersive musical experience, through 8 karaoke rooms with different atmospheres. Depending on the number of participants, experience karaoke in a unique sound and light atmosphere, with various themes:
- The box Cancan, up to jusqu'à 12 people;
- The box Dolce Vita, up to 10 people;
- The box Tam-Tam, for a karaoke in small group, up to 5 people;
- The box Panache, up to 6 people;
- The box Park Avenue, up to 6 people;
- The box Charleston, up to 8 people ;
- The box Pigalle, up to 15 people;
- The box Broadway, up to 20 people.
For your convenience and to make sure you don't miss anything of your unforgettable evening, you can order anything you want at the bar and in the kitchen from the touch pad.
Think of Musikall for all your events
Karaoke is not only a good time to spend with friends on a Saturday night, it is also an opportunity to experience important events in your life, to make it an unforgettable moment!
- Your bachelor party: get together for an bachelorette or bachelor in Reims that will leave a lasting impression. After a champagne tasting or a visit of Reims, Musikall invites you to finish the evening singing, by reserving a box for 2, 3 or 4 hours of madness! Take advantage of this moment to share your favourite songs with nostalgia, and sing until the end of the night!
- A birthday party: gather all your friends and family around the microphone for an original birthday party in the heart of Reims. Let yourself be carried away by the rhythm, sing and laugh without worrying about anything!
- A birthday party for children in Reims: Musikall Kids is the most fun activity for a birthday party with friends! From 8 to 16 years old, celebrate your birthday during a Saturday afternoon of singing and dancing without restraint. The formula includes unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and the traditional birthday cake with its sweets!
- Karaoke for professionals: for a successful team building or seminar, why not bring your colleagues and staff together around microphones? This is an opportunity to relax the atmosphere, work on group cohesion and get to know each other outside of work in a fun atmosphere!!