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Reims is a modern, beautiful city, nestled in the heart of the Champagne region in France, with a population of almost 190,000 people. Don't be fooled into thinking this city is just an expansive industrial settlement, Reims is positively thriving with historical and archaeological treasures. The listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Basilique St-Rémi, Cathedrale Notre-Dame and the Palais du Tau are undoubtedly the highlights of the city, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Cathedrale Notre-DameThis 13th century cathedral is the city's most famous monument. World War I destroyed much of the Gothic building but it has been expertly restored. Don't miss its vivid rose windows and the Gallery of the Kings.
Basilique St-RémiDating back from 1007, this vast Romanesque Basilica shelters the tomb of St. Rémi and houses a wonderful collection of 12th century stained-glass windows. Next to the basilica is the Musée St. Rémi, in the Benedictine abbey of St. Rémi.
Musée des Beaux-ArtsThis is the city's main art museum, close to the Cathedral in part of the 18th century Abbaye St-Denis. Its collection ranges from the Renaissance to today, and is made up of a vast selection of paintings, sculpture and objets d'art. (not shown).
Musée de la RedditionSee the room in Eisenhower's headquarters where the German army signed its surrender (reddition) on the 7th of May, 1945.There is also a World War II exhibition housed here in what was previously a part of Reims' Technical College. (not shown).
Champagne HousesReims' complex underground caves provide vast natural cellars for maturing the precious sparkling wine and no visit to Reims would be complete without a visit to one of the city's many Champagne houses to indulge in a tasting.
Palace of TauA UNESCO World Heritage Site and former residence of the French monarchy. This magnificent listed building is also home to the Musée de l'Œuvre which displays relics and antiquities dating back hundreds of years. (not shown).