Champagne - Reims Guide
Famous for its champagne houses, Reims is one of the capitals of Champagne and certainly the most prestigious, so whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, wanting a relaxing weekend away in superb surroundings or you want to buy some bubbly at low prices, a short break in the Champagne region will satisfy.
"I drink it when I'm happy and I drink it when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it when I'm not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty of course." Lily Bollinger referring to her champagne drinking habits.
Reims is home to some of the world's most famous Champagne houses including Tattinger, Mumm, Piper-Heidsieck, Veuve Cliquot-Ponsardin and Ruinart.
Reims is a small but perfectly formed city with little traffic, designer boutiques and good restaurants.
Reims has one of the finest cathedrals in all of France.
An ideal base for a touring holiday or a weekend break.
Just 2½ hours directly South of Calais on the A26 motorway, the Champagne area makes an ideal destination for a long weekend or short break at whatever time of the year you choose to go.