Reims tourism and travel guide

Photo of Reims in Marne

Visit Reims: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In the attractive and lively centre of Reims you can see three UNESCO listed world heritage sites: the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Abbey of Saint-Remi and the Palace of Tau

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Reims. For detailed visitor information see the Reims travel guide.

Reims is situated in the Marne department and Champagne-Ardenne region (now part of the Grand-Est region), in the north-east of France at 41 kilometres from Chalons-en-Champagne, the department capital (general information: Reims is 130 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Reims include "heritage site", "national monument", "national monument", "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*". It is unusual for a town to have 5 awards, which indicates how important Reims is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalons-en-Champagne at 41 km and Laon at 45 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Reims, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Reims in Grand-Est.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Marne

Map of places to visit near Reims

Markets in and near Reims

Market days in Reims: weekly market: Every day;

  • Reims: market Every day (0km)
  • Guignicourt: market Friday (20km)
  • Ay: market Friday (22km)
  • Fismes: market Saturday (25km)
  • Epernay: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (25km)
  • Dormans: market Saturday (35km)
  • Braine: market Friday (37km)
  • Rethel: market Thursday (37km)
  • Fere-en-Tardenois: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Chalons-en-Champagne: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (41km)

More information about Reims, Champagne-Ardenne

Tourist attractions near Reims, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Reims.

Heritage sites

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Montagne-de-Reims (15km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Reims (Reims) (1km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique de la Presle (16km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle du Coteau de Chartèves (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle des Landes de Versigny (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Launois-sur-Vence (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Rilly-la-Montagne (10km)
  • Chamery (11km)
  • Baconnes (25km)
  • Mourmelon-le-Grand (27km)
  • Oger (33km)
  • Saint-Martin-sur-le-Pre (39km)
  • Semide (41km)
  • Vivaise (53km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Reims

Canton: Reims

Arrondissement: Reims

Department: Marne

Region: Champagne-Ardenne

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 51100

Distance to Reims

from Chalons-en-Champagne (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 130 km

from Calais: 244 km

from Nice: 665 km

from Bordeaux: 602 km

from Strasbourg: 282 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Reims from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Betheny, Bezannes, Cernay-les-Reims, Champigny, Cormontreuil, Les Mesneux, Merfy, Ormes, Saint-Brice-Courcelles, Saint-Leonard, Saint-Thierry, Taissy, Thillois, Tinqueux and Trois-Puits.

This page in French: Visiter Reims