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Top Choice Cathedral in Reims

Cathédrale Notre Dame

Imagine the extravagance of a French royal coronation. The focal point of such pomposity was Reims’ resplendent Gothic cathedral, begun in 1211 on a site occupied by churches since the 5th century. The interior is a…
Top Choice Museum in Reims

Palais du Tau

A Unesco World Heritage site, this lavish former archbishop’s residence, redesigned in neoclassical style between 1671 and 1710, was where French princes stayed before their coronations – and where they threw sumptu…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Reims

L'Assiette Champenoise

Heralded far and wide as one of Champagne's finest tables and crowned with the holy grail of three Michelin stars, L'Assiette Champenoise is headed up by chef Arnaud Lallemen. Listed by ingredients, his intricate, c…
Top Choice Japanese in Reims

Racine

With strong Japanese roots and a generous pinch of love for his adopted home, chef Kazuyuki Tanaka creates menus that sing with bright flavours and are delivered with finesse at slick, monochrome, Michelin-starred R…
Basilica in Reims

Basilique St-Rémi

This 121m-long former Benedictine abbey church, a Unesco World Heritage Site, mixes Romanesque elements from the mid-11th century (the worn but stunning nave and transept) with early Gothic features from the latter …
Gallery in Reims

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Lodged in an 18th-century abbey, this museum's rich collection stars one of four versions of Jacques-Louis David’s world-famous The Death of Marat (yes, the bloody corpse in the bath-tub), 27 works by Camille Corot …
Bistro in Reims

Chez Jérôme

So cosy it's like stepping into a friend's eccentric dining room, this bistro is run with passion by the inimitable one-man-band that is Jérôme – cook, waiter and chief bottle-washer. Made according to the chef's wh…
French in Reims

l'Alambic

Ideal for an intimate dinner, this vaulted cellar dishes up well-prepared French classics – along the lines of home-smoked trout with horseradish, cod fillet with Champagne-laced choucroute, and pigeon served two wa…
Gastronomy in Reims

Le Millénaire

Sand and claret hues and contemporary artworks create an air of intimate sophistication at this Michelin-starred haunt. Chefs Laurent and Thibault Laplaige keep flavours crisp and seasonal with specialities such as …
French in Reims

Anna-S – La Table Amoureuse

So what if the decor is chintzy – there is a reason why this bistro is as busy as a beehive. Friendly service and a menu packed with well-done classics – Arctic char with Champagne jus, fillet of veal in rich, earth…