Reims: City of Angels….and Champagne!

Mar 26, 2015 | IWINETC 2015 La Champagne, France, Wine Tourism Conference

An interview with Camille Roberrine of the Reims Tourist Center.

The Reims Tourist Center offers Reims tourists practical information online and at an office in the city. Travelers will find the office near the Notre-Dame Cathedral at 2 rue Guillaume de Machault 51100 Reims.

The Reims Tourist Center provides one-stop information for the traveler. The tourist center offers information about lodging, tours, and restaurants.  Lodging sites mentioned include hotels, bed and breakfast, hostels and more. Finding the right restaurants adds to your travel experience; therefore, the tourist center has a long list of restaurants to choose from.

Anyone planning visit to Reims will want to take advantage of the immense amount of information and help that the Reims Tourist Center offers travelers.

In an online interview, Camille Roberrine, who is in charge of promotion at the Reims Tourist Center, provided the following information.

What can your tourism office offer visitors who are planning a trip to Reims?

  • “All information about the destinations: sites to discover, where to stay, to eat and all practical information
  • Guided tours of Reims and the vineyards: with our guides, for groups or with our audio guided tours (6 tours available)
  • Customized packages: on demand, depending on your wishes, duration of stay…”

IWINETC 2015 La ChampagneWhat is the approximate percentage of tourists that visit one or more champagne houses, wineries, cellars or vineyards?

250 000 entries in champagne cellars & 750 000 at the cathedral

In what languages do you provide information for visitors?

“We can provide information in French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Chinese”

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What are three of the most important sites in the Reims region tourists should visit? 

  • “Notre Dame Cathedral
  • One of the Famous Champagne Houses
  • Champagne Tourist Route”

To benefit from a visit to Reims, how long should tourists plan to stay?

“Two or three days, to have enough time to discover all the treasures of the city but also its environment and vineyards.”

Bohigas 1 If a visitor only had one day to spend in Reims what are the “don’t miss” places to visit?

  • “Notre Dame Cathedral
  • One of the Champagne Houses
  • Palace of Tau (museum of the treasures of the cathedral)
  • Saint Remi Basilica & Museum”

When planning to visit for a weekend, Camille suggested adding visits to the Fine Arts Museum and The Champagne Tourist Route up to the Lighthouse of Verzenay.

When attending the International Wine Tourism Conference or visiting Reims anytime, be sure to stop at the Reims Tourist Center’s office close to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Camille Roberrine will be delivering a talk in the conference programme titled: Reims Economic & Tourist Capital of the Champagne

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Article by Kathy Sullivan,

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