Reims Cathedral

Reims
Champagne Ardenne
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

A spectacular Gothic structure, Reims cathedral is where the kings of France were crowned for centuries. Heavily damaged during WW1, a photo of the ruined cathedral was one of the most important images of French anti-German propaganda. It has since been restored and has a remarkable balance of light thanks to its brilliant rose windows.

Nearby attractions

One of France's most prestigious champagne houses, Champagne G.H. Martel & Co welcomes you to tour its cellars and taste its wines. Starting out with a film about the estate and some champagne production processes, you'll...

The current cathedral of Laon is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Constructed in the mid-12th century from limestone and with large rose windows, it is a wonderfully light and peaceful space that underwent...

Explore this unique archaeological park and discover what life was like in Frankish and Merovingian times! Reconstructions of a Frankish village, an archaeological garden and a Merovingian necropolis will show you how people...

Begun in 1499, the beautiful, late Gothic Basilica of Our Lady of Hope has some wonderful stained glass windows created by 20th century painter and sculpter, René Durbach, who was a good friend of Picasso.

Places to visit nearby

Reims in Champagne Ardenne is renowned as the city of the coronations where the French kings were crowned in the impressive Reims Cathedral.

Laon in Nord Picardy is the home of the famous Laon cathedral and is close to the WW1 battlefields of the Chemin des Dames.

Charleville-Mézières in Champagne Ardenne is the world capital of puppetry set amongst medieval ramparts and beautiful Art Deco architecture.