tour CHAMPAGNE

CHAMPAGNE TOUR

The tour will bring you to the city of Reims. There are four buildings listed as UNESCO World Heritage that you can visit during your trip. One of them is the 13th century Notre Dame Cathedral of Reims, a splendid illustration of High Gothic architecture, it also has an extraordinary history. No fewer than 25 kings were crowned in the Reims Cathedral over a stretch of six centuries, beginning in 1223. Earlier, in 496, it was the site of the coronation of Clovis, France's first king. The Reims Cathedral interior was devastated during the French Revolution. Then, during World War I, the building was severely damaged by shellfire - and wasn't ready to be reopened for two decades. The famous painter Marc Chagal created some of the stained glass window replacements.


Another UNESCO listed building is the former Royal Abbey of Saint Rémi, where the holy ampulla used to be during the coronation ceremony of the kings of France and where is now Reims’ museum of history and regional archaeology.


You can also visit Palais du Tau, formerly the archbishop’s palace and Basilique Saint-Rémi.



Veuve Clicquot
Established in: 1772_Group: LVMH
House listed on the Paris stock exchange. Veuve Clicquot

offers visits of its magnificent “crayères” (chalk galleries), an important vestige of Champagne history.



Duration:          app. 10 hours

Price:                600,- EUR