Cities of France: Reims

Practically destroyed by bombing of both world wars City Reims (Reims, French pronounce "Rans") At first glance, leaves the impression of a powerful industrial center, which he is in general, and is.


This ancient "The capital of the champagne of the world" It has a special charm, determined by one of the most impressive Gothic Cathedrals in France – the Cathedral of the Cathedral Notre Dame de Rans (XIII B., Open daily, with 7.30 to 19.30) who left a noticeable contribution to French history. Starting from 498, when Holy Remigius baptized in the Reimi Cathedral of Cathedral I, 26 French monarchs were crowned in this majestic building, famous for their amazing architecture and unique mosaics – in the eastern chapel, for example, you can see kaleidoscopic samples of Stegal, and in South Remote – reflected in the stained glass of champagne manufacturing. But the hallmark of the temple is a border from laughing angels, going around a carefully restored Western Fronton. Towers of the Cathedral are open to the public (from April to September – daily, from 10.00 to 11.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00; From October to March – on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10.00 to 11.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00; Entrance – 4.6 euros or on a combined ticket with Palace Du-du – 7.5 euros). The former Episcopal Palace is located nearby Palae du something, in which the collection of the Cathedral Museum is now.

Old Reims Center extended from the Cathedral to the north – it is worth a visit to Roman Triumphant Arch On the area De La Republique and the Gate POR-DE MARS. To the west of the cathedral, on Rue Chanzy, is located Museum of Fine Arts (open daily, except Thursday and Public Holidays, from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00; entrance – 3 euros), and north – built in 1545 L’Hotel de la Salle (Place of birth of St. Jean-Batista de la Sal – Heavenly patron of teachers and teachers; Now there is a private museum). Still north, literally five minutes walk from the cathedral, the complex rises Art Museum Le Verker With the underground gallery of partially excavated structures of the Gallo-Romanesque period. To the west of the gate of Pore-de Mars is located Museum of Citizal, Built around the old classroom, which served as the headquarters of General Eisenhower from February 1945, and on May 7, 1945, he was the place of signing an act on the unconditional surrender of the Iodle Army, which thus became the final point of World War II on the Western Front.

The oldest building of Reims – Basilica Saint-Remy (XI B.) is the burial site of the majority of the French kings of the early period. The exciting buildings of the eponymous abbey, part of which is the chapel, place collections Saint Remy Museum, archaeological and historical museums of the city, and the capital of Basilica (XII-XIII centuries.) Entered the UNESCO World Heritage List on a par with the Reimary Cathedral. Also nearby, on Rue du Grand-Cerf, is located Jesuit College (1606-1678.), according to which regular excursions are held, and a slightly east can be seen Car Museum (open daily, except Thursday, from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00; END – 6 Euro), which is part of the private assembly of the famous designer Philip Scharbonno, who designed many post-war cars that later became a classic genre.

The famous attractions of the city belongs to the famous "Champagne tour", Passing on distillers and ancient wine codings of the most famous manufacturers, starting with G. H. Martel and Co WWW.Champagnemartel.COM, POMMERY WWW.Pommery.FR and Veuve Cliquot WWW.Veuve-Cliquot.COM and ending Mumm www.Mumm.COM, PIPER-HEIDSIECK WWW.Piper-Heidsieck.COM, TAITTINGER WWW.TaitTinger.COM, LANSON WWW.Lanson.FR and RUINART WWW.Ruinart.Com. Specialized House champagne There are all manufacturers and are usually of interest not only for fans of this sparkling drink, but also for lovers of history, because they usually collect under their roofs, among other things, serious historical collections.

Cities of France Reims

Tourist subscription

For the convenience of visiting a meeting of the city issued a special card Museum Pass (3 euros, can be purchased in the city tourist office), which provides entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Remy Museum, Museum of the Jesuit College and the Museum of Citield. Card option for 12 euros will provide, in addition to museums, one-day travel on city public transport, as well as visiting and tasting in one of the champagne houses. For comparison, it is possible to mention that private excursions to any of the historical objects of the city are offered by a local tourist office at prices ranging from 5 to 15 euros, and access to wine basements is offered, depending on the manufacturer’s policy and the duration of the excursion, price from 7 to 40 Euro.

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