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About Reims

The capital of France’s legendary Champagne region, Reims has long been viewed by travellers as the final stop for authentic French flavours before Calais. This striking historic city is, however, a rich destination in its own right. Sure to thrill heritage enthusiasts as well as keen foodies, Reims boasts a number of excellent accommodation options, fit for a range of tastes and budgets. Whether you’re dreaming of a B&B hidden in the vineyards or a château with a Michelin-starred restaurant, our pick of the best places to stay in Reims has it all.

Reims’ most famous landmark is undoubtedly the Gothic Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims. An imposing 13th-century edifice which hosted the coronations of French sovereigns for centuries, the cathedral is a must-see for anyone with an interest in history. The Palais de Tau, formerly the residence of the Bishops of Reims, is another heritage gem. Reims was on the frontline of both the First and Second World Wars, and much of the city was unfortunately destroyed. Twentieth-century rebuilding has led to wide boulevards and plenty of Art Deco buildings, many of which are also lovely. For further insight into Reims’ Second World War past, head to the Museum of the Surrender.

No visit to Reims can be complete without guided tours and tastings of the world’s top Champagne houses. Whether you’re tempted to savour Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger or some of the countless other terrific tipples which have become synonymous with celebration, you’re in the right place. Venture beyond the city to wind your way along the stunning 45-mile Montagne de Reims Champagne Route on foot or by bicycle. Return to the best places to stay in Reims for sensational cuisine and a glass or two of the good stuff!

The Best Places to Stay in Reims

For an Intimate B&B

  • Le Clos des Terres Soudées boast just five indulgent guest rooms, perfect for a romantic escape. Tucked within the vienyards of Vrigny, less than 10kms from Reims, this family-owned B&B oozes romantic charm. Owned by wine-makers, it's ideal for vineyard explorations.

For Foodies

  • L'Assiette Champenoise in Reims is, in many ways, the ultimate foodie destination. Boasting three Michelin stars, Arnaud Lallement's restaurant showcases innovative seasonal cuisine and offers a seriously impressive wine list. Rooms are contemporary in style, with big free-standing tubs and replicas of iconic French paintings on the walls behind the beds. There's a superb pool, too.
  • Domaine Les Crayères is the stuff of dreams. A gorgeous château close to Reims' cathedral with 20 luxurious rooms and suites featuring antique pieces and garden views, this is one for romantics. Chef Philippe Mille heads two-Michelin-starred Le Parc, as well as more relaxed Le Jardin brasserie. Foodies will be thrilled.

For Rural Luxury

  • Château de Sacy is a beautiful hideaway amongst the vines in picturesque Sacy. Glamorous interiors invite couples and friends to unwind in elegant white-on-white guest rooms with vineyards views, or to gather in the hip bar for champagne tastings. Chef Andy Bouglé's gourmet cuisine champions regional produce in a light-filled space. Glorious.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY House

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle and hop aboard the TGV from Paris to Reims. The journey should take just an hour by train.
  • Champagne is brilliant for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between June and September for the warmest weather (peaking at around 25°C). The harvest tends to take place in September — times vary slightly for each village — and you'll find that this is a hugely exciting but busy time to visit. April-May and October tend to be quieter and cooler.

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Best Hotels in Reims

  • Le Clos des Terres Soudees VRIGNY, Champagne 5 rooms from £152

    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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    Exceptional boutique bed and breakfast. Just five discreetly modern bedrooms - high end design elements accompanied by classical furniture and antiques. No restaurant but artisan hampers full of goodies can be arranged and there are e-bikes to borrow for local exploring. Romantic and indulgent. See More

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  • Continental Hotel Reims 52 rooms from £155

    Romantic Break  -  Known as the Champagne City, explore the cobbled streets and pretty city gardens, before retiring to the hotel's intimate rooms
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located with various monuments and buildings stoked in history within walking distance from the hotel
    Chic  -  Stylish rooms with plush fabrics, vibrant wallpapers, contemporary decor and luxe finishes
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Reims Catherdral (11 minute walk) where almost all of the French kings were crowned, and home to over 2,000 statues
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    A sleek and sophisticated hotel bang in the centre of town. Rooms vary in size, yet all are stylish in design, with plush fabrics, elegant decor and modern furniture. The popular restaurant serves traditional, gourmet meals from a seasonal menu. A chic city base, ideal for exploring. See More

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  • La Caserne Chanzy Reims (Champagne) 89 rooms from £165

    Contemporary  -  Sophisticated rooms with urban style gold and brown colour tones, modern decor and plush finishings
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located to discover Reims' historic monuments and visit the famous champagne houses
    City Style  -  Luxurious, contemporary rooms and suites with sleek decor right in the heart of the city
    Views  -  Stunning views of Reims Cathedral from some of the rooms
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    A stylish hotel situated right opposite Reims Cathedral. Sleek and sophisticated rooms, with gold and brown colour tones, feature modern decor and plush furnishings. La Grande Georgette serves traditional French cuisine and there's a spacious spa for pampering treats. A luxurious stay. See More

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  • L'Assiette Champenoise Tinqueux, Champagne 35 rooms from £229

    Foodies  -  Arnaud Lallement's cuisine has earned three Michelin stars, it is truly a homage to France and French produce.
    Wine tasting  -  The hotels wine list offers over 1000 Champagne's (many small producers and unique bottles) and 1200 wines.
    Hotel Entertainment  -  The hotels garden is a peaceful place to sit with a book or a cup of coffee and recharge.
    Other Activities  -  Mske sure to take a dip in the hotels pool, heated and open all day it is well worth it.
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    A traditional timbered house, gives way to uber modern interiors and wonderfully curated spaces. The restaurant serves truly exceptional cuisine, with an emphasis on produce and flavour, and a remarkably extensive wine list. Huge rooms and suites with private balconies and hot tub bath tubs. See More

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  • Au Clos du Lac Reims (Champagne) 5 rooms from £234

    Boutique  -  Each rooms is uniquely designed, but features modern furniture, stylish decor and sleek bathrooms
    Local exploring  -  Situated just outside Reims, you're ideally located for exploring the local Champagne houses
    Romantic Break  -  Charming and intimiate rooms, with soft colours, exposed stone walls and beautiful finishes
    Spa  -  The spa offers a relaxing experience with a range of treatments, an infrared sauna and indoor pool with water-massage jets
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    An intimate, boutique B&B just outside Reims. There are five elegant suites all done in minimalist style with white-on-white décor and fabulous luxurious bathrooms. The small spa boasts an indoor pool and sauna, plus there are bikes to borrow and easy access to the nearby Champagne houses. See More

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  • Chateau de Sacy Reims (Champagne) 12 rooms from £299

    Hideaway  -  A glamorous hideaway set amidst acres of vineyards.
    Great walks  -  Explore the picturesque countryside with scenic trails starting straight from the property.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays

    A picture perfect chateau set in France's champagne country. Elegantly dressed throughout, the rooms are spacious with high ceilings, sash windows, wooden floors and a choice selection of antiques. A fine dining restaurant serves regional dishes, set alongside a fantastic wine list, naturally. See More

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  • Chateau Les Crayeres Reims, Champagne 20 rooms from £312

    Good wine list  -  There are over 600 champagne labels to choose from!
    Foodies  -  Restaurant Le Parc holds two Michelin stars
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
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    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, Fodors

    An exceptional Five Star chateau with a two Michelin star restaurant and beautiful rooms. Luxury, romance, and the finest attention to detail throughout. Classical furniture and sumptuous fabrics. With over 400 Champagne labels to sample, it's a very sophisticated hotel. See More

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