Traveling in Champagne: Enjoy a week-end in Reims
A two-and-a-half hour journey from London to Paris, then a brief stroll to the Gare de l'Est to take a 45-minute ride by rail to Reims. The flight from London to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Reims takes 45 mins. Of course, the cathedral is the must in Reims (picture above).
Where possible, try to get a guide through the church; in more than 800 years it has survive fire, the First World War and more. Also, the coloured window ranges from the originals to the most recent ones from 2011, when the 800-year existence of the disaster was commemorated.
The year 2018 is 100 years after the end of the First World War, which particularly affected Champagne, so you should watch out for the town. Rheims is small enough for most humans to walk around. Bibliothèque Carnegie de Reims (Carnegie Library) is a perfect example of the geometrical forms and floral motives of the Art Deco period.
End your Art Deco walk with a stop at the Pâtisserie Waïda, a baker's and the Salon de Thé, and take a break for a cakes. It would not be possible to travel to Reims without visiting a champagne manufacturer, but not all of them are open to the general public, so research and reserve in advance as our champagne specialist Tyson Stelzer suggests in this practical guidebook.
Pommery, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart and Taittinger are some of the bigger buildings in Reims with visitors' centers and guided walking routes. More about Champagne trips and sightseeing can also be found on the Reims Tourismus website. Reims. The meals are savoury - which includes a goose liver dayliatelle - and you could well spend a whole afternoons there with a few drinks of champagne for the group.