Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Taissy and its surroundings
Reims was the city where all the kings of France were traditionally crowned, so is a historically important city full of heritage and culture just waiting to be discovered! Reims' cathedral, Notre-Dame de Reims, was where the coronations of the French monarchy were held, and was designated a World Heritage site in 1991. The Palace of Tau and the abbey of Saint-Rémi also received this designation. This is where France's kings stayed during their coronation; it is now home to a museum which exhibits statues which used to stand in the cathedral, artefacts from the coronations, and 17th-century decorative tapestries. The abbey of Saint-Rémi is also now a museum, and displays Gallo-Roman pottery, jewellery and weapons. Elsewhere, the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Art museum) holds a stunning collection of paintings and sculpture created between the 15th and the 20th centuries.
Reims is in the Champagne-Ardenne region, and is one of the centres of champagne production, so make sure to take on a champagne-tasting tour! You can visit the many champagne houses and champagne cellar tours can be booked. To go with your champagne, why not try some of the local specialties? Ham and game are traditional favourites here, and the biscuit rose (pink biscuit) is a Reims speciality, and are traditionally dipped in champagne to bring out the flavour of the biscuit. Enjoy your stay at the Campanile REIMS EST - Taissy hotel!