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What to see and do in Reims?

Old Oct 3rd 2004, 10:02 pm
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Hi all,

I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
picture of loads of old Roman artifacts. Is this right? What could you
recommend me to visit? Must-sees?

Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??

Your help is much appreciated!
 
Old Oct 3rd 2004, 10:06 pm
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On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:02:08 +0200, me <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi all,
    >I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    >don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    >picture of loads of old Roman artifacts. Is this right? What could you
    >recommend me to visit? Must-sees?
    >Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??
    >Your help is much appreciated!

Try googling RHeims tourism
 
Old Oct 3rd 2004, 10:14 pm
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Thank you for your suggestion, I will do that.

Personal impressions of the city from contributors to this forum still
are welcome.


On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:06:20 +0200, [email protected] wrote:

    >On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:02:08 +0200, me <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>Hi all,
    >>I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    >>don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    >>picture of loads of old Roman artifacts. Is this right? What could you
    >>recommend me to visit? Must-sees?
    >>Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??
    >>Your help is much appreciated!
    >Try googling RHeims tourism
 
Old Oct 3rd 2004, 11:16 pm
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me <[email protected]> wrote:

I have not stayed at the youth hostel in Reims (we stayed in an pension in
nearby Epernay.)

The Cathedral is worth seeing. I believe you can tour in November (you could
in early April) but it is not heated, nor used for worship at that time. Some
of the highlights for me (it's been a while) were the stained glass windows
(some by Chagall) and the gargoyles outside.

Nearby Epernay is the home of several champagne growers, and is worth a tour.
The Moet et Chandon tour is good; since Dom Perignon invented the methode
champenoise, they take advantage of that. I don't know about others, my guess
is they also have good tours.

Julie

    > Hi all,

    > I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    > don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    > picture of loads of old Roman artifacts. Is this right? What could you
    > recommend me to visit? Must-sees?

    > Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??

    > Your help is much appreciated!


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Old Oct 4th 2004, 3:47 am
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Definitely see the Salle de Redition (the Surrender Room) Museum. It is
where the Allies acccepted the nazi surrender. The room is perfectly
preserved and there is a minute by minute timeline of events that day.
It is a few minites walk from the Mumm cellars. A tour of Mumm is also
worth doing.



me wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    > don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    > picture of loads of old Roman artifacts. Is this right? What could you
    > recommend me to visit? Must-sees?
    >
    > Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??
    >
    > Your help is much appreciated!
    >
 
Old Oct 4th 2004, 5:02 am
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"Patrick Hernan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Definitely see the Salle de Redition (the Surrender Room) Museum. It is
    > where the Allies acccepted the nazi surrender. The room is perfectly
    > preserved and there is a minute by minute timeline of events that day.
    > It is a few minites walk from the Mumm cellars. A tour of Mumm is also
    > worth doing.

Ah, each to their own landmarks. The Mumm cellars might be mine too.

Marianne
 
Old Oct 4th 2004, 5:20 am
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me <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>. ..
    > Thank you for your suggestion, I will do that.
    >
    > Personal impressions of the city from contributors to this forum still
    > are welcome.
    >
    >
    > On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:06:20 +0200, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    > >On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:02:08 +0200, me <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>Hi all,
    > >>
    > >>I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    > >>don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    > >>picture of loads of old Roman artifacts.

There, is only one roman arch in Reims, I think. Don't you make a
confusion with Nimes or Arles ? I didn't check there :
http://www.ville-reims.fr

didier meurgues


Is this right? What could you
    > >>recommend me to visit? Must-sees?
    > >>
    > >>Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??
    > >>
    > >>Your help is much appreciated!
    > >
    > >Try googling RHeims tourism
 
Old Oct 4th 2004, 5:33 am
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me wrote:

    > Hi all,
    > I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    > don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    > picture of loads of old Roman artifacts. Is this right? What could you
    > recommend me to visit? Must-sees?

Reims is a beautiful city, sort of a miniature Paris. It has a world
famous cathedral where most of the kings o France were crowned. It was
rebuilt after WW I and has a stained window by Marc Chagall. There is
another old Basilica a few blocks north of that. There are WW I battle
sites near the city and it is in the heart of the Champagne region so you
can go on a winery tour. Maxims has tours in their facility right in the
city. There is a wonderful pedestrian mall with lots of shops and
restaurants.

One of the nice things about Reims is that it is much less expensive to
visit than a lot of other European cities. The food was wonderful.
 
Old Oct 5th 2004, 2:54 am
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[email protected] (meurgues) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > me <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>. ..
    > > Thank you for your suggestion, I will do that.
    > >
    > > Personal impressions of the city from contributors to this forum still
    > > are welcome.
    > >
    > >
    > > On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:06:20 +0200, [email protected] wrote:
    > >
    > > >On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:02:08 +0200, me <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > >
    > > >>Hi all,
    > > >>
    > > >>I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    > > >>don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    > > >>picture of loads of old Roman artifacts.
    >
    > There, is only one roman arch in Reims, I think. Don't you make a
    > confusion with Nimes or Arles ? I didn't check there :
    > http://www.ville-reims.fr

For a photo of the Mars door (the widest in the roman empire ?) choose
in the english part "heritage", then "antique city".
I forgot of course the cryptoporticus (like in Arles). For a photo
choose "museums", then "cryptoporticus".

    > didier meurgues
    >
    >
    > Is this right? What could you
    > > >>recommend me to visit? Must-sees?
    > > >>
    > > >>Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??
    > > >>
    > > >>Your help is much appreciated!
    > > >
    > > >Try googling RHeims tourism
 
Old Oct 5th 2004, 3:15 am
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me <[email protected]> wrote in news:vs72m01nnol0dprdis64bg86phtlnbg72r@
4ax.com:

Reims as you should know by now is the center of the Champagne industry and
the home to the Cathedral with the smiling angel. This Cathedral is noted
as "THE" place for the coronation of all french kings since the baptism of
Clovis ages ago. Jeanne d'Arc may have been the maid of Orleans but Reims
with the Dauphin in tow was her goal.

Two days in Reims would be great for me but you mileage may vary.
 
Old Oct 5th 2004, 10:50 am
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On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 10:15:05 -0500, jcoulter wrote:

    > me <[email protected]> wrote in news:vs72m01nnol0dprdis64bg86phtlnbg72r@
    > 4ax.com:
    >
    > Reims as you should know by now is the center of the Champagne industry and
    > the home to the Cathedral with the smiling angel. This Cathedral is noted
    > as "THE" place for the coronation of all french kings since the baptism of
    > Clovis ages ago. Jeanne d'Arc may have been the maid of Orleans but Reims
    > with the Dauphin in tow was her goal.
    >
    > Two days in Reims would be great for me but you mileage may vary.


Actually, the *real* center of the Champagne industry is Epernay. But
Reims delude themselves into believing they are.

There is a small "Champagne museum" across from the cathedral BTW.

As to Joanne having been a maid, I got a bridge to sell you. At that
time, women whose business was to follow armies tended, as a friend of me
would put it, to "have more bed hours than vultures have flight time."
 
Old Oct 5th 2004, 11:19 am
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devil <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 10:15:05 -0500, jcoulter wrote:
    >
    >> me <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:vs72m01nnol0dprdis64bg86phtlnbg72r@ 4ax.com:
    >>
    >> Reims as you should know by now is the center of the Champagne
    >> industry and the home to the Cathedral with the smiling angel. This
    >> Cathedral is noted as "THE" place for the coronation of all french
    >> kings since the baptism of Clovis ages ago. Jeanne d'Arc may have
    >> been the maid of Orleans but Reims with the Dauphin in tow was her
    >> goal.
    >>
    >> Two days in Reims would be great for me but you mileage may vary.
    >
    >
    > Actually, the *real* center of the Champagne industry is Epernay. But
    > Reims delude themselves into believing they are.
    >
    > There is a small "Champagne museum" across from the cathedral BTW.
    >
    > As to Joanne having been a maid, I got a bridge to sell you. At that
    > time, women whose business was to follow armies tended, as a friend of
    > me would put it, to "have more bed hours than vultures have flight
    > time."
    >
    >

Your English sympathies are showing ;-)
 
Old Oct 5th 2004, 8:10 pm
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If you are into world war I history, you are around 1 hour drive from Verdun.
 
Old Oct 5th 2004, 11:54 pm
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[email protected] (meurgues) wrote in message news:<[email protected] om>...
    > [email protected] (meurgues) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > me <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>. ..
    > > > Thank you for your suggestion, I will do that.
    > > >
    > > > Personal impressions of the city from contributors to this forum still
    > > > are welcome.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:06:20 +0200, [email protected] wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 12:02:08 +0200, me <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > >>Hi all,
    > > > >>
    > > > >>I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    > > > >>don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    > > > >>picture of loads of old Roman artifacts.
    > >
    > > There, is only one roman arch in Reims, I think. Don't you make a
    > > confusion with Nimes or Arles ? I didn't check there :
    > > http://www.ville-reims.fr
    >
    > For a photo of the Mars door (the widest in the roman empire ?)

They perhaps consider only the set of arches or the wideness of the
main passage, since I suppose that Porta Nigra (Triers), Porta Appia
(Rome), etc..., are widest, as a whole.

choose
    > in the english part "heritage", then "antique city".
    > I forgot of course the cryptoporticus (like in Arles). For a photo
    > choose "museums", then "cryptoporticus".

Finally..., if you choose "the ancient monuments" instead of
"cryptoporticus" you've got the ruins of a 3rd roman monuments wich I
didn't know, the Bazée door at the South of the roman city, opposite
to the North door of Mars.

For the cellars of the Champagne houses, the UMC official site is
found if you choose "champagne", then "cellars of maisons de
champagne", then "cellars opened to visitors" or :
http://www.umc.fr/traduction/english/limach_gb.htm
In Reims, those in gallo-roman quarries (again..., I didn't know it),
like Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger or Ruinart, "seem" (I never visited)
the most interesting acording to the photos.

    > > didier meurgues
    > >
    > >
    > > Is this right? What could you
    > > > >>recommend me to visit? Must-sees?
    > > > >>
    > > > >>Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??
    > > > >>
    > > > >>Your help is much appreciated!
    > > > >
    > > > >Try googling RHeims tourism
 
Old Oct 7th 2004, 5:08 am
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Hi,

the cathedral

definitely the cathedral (and the museum etc attached to it)

this is where St. Joan of Arc took the young Dauphin to have him crowned
King of the Franks.

there are also a bunch of champagne houses in town.

but visit the cathedral.

me wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have the option to spend two days in Reims in november this year. I
    > don't know much about the city but somehow in my mind I have this
    > picture of loads of old Roman artifacts. Is this right? What could you
    > recommend me to visit? Must-sees?
    >
    > Anyone ever stayed at the youth hostel in Reims??
    >
    > Your help is much appreciated!
    >

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