Reims is the city of Champagne, but it is also a dynamic metropolis. Its Kyriad 3-star hotels welcome you for an unusual stay mixing heritage and exceptional leisure in the west of the Grand Est.
Find the not to be missed sights of Reims
Attached to the Reims Cathedral, the palais du Tau owes its name to its T-shaped plan, "tau" in the Greek language. Take advantage of the immediate vicinity of your Kyriad Reims Center hotel to visit this building steeped in history. Indeed, the one that today serves as a museum for the treasures of the cathedral was built at the end of the fourth century, on the site of a Gallo-Roman house, to give an idea how much it is an integral part of the Reims landscape. The main residence of the Archbishops of Reims during the Ancien Regime, the palace also welcomed the royal family during the coronations. Today, many treasures are on display, relating to its sumptuous past. The chalice of the coronation, fashioned from gold and precious stones, the famous talisman of Charlemagne; or the reliquary of the holy Thorn, which would have protected one of the thorns of the crown of Jesus, are waiting for you. After your visit, take the time to sit down with your family in the Tau tea room and enjoy sweet treats while enjoying a unique view of Reims cathedral.
Built in the eleventh century in the Romanesque-Gothic style, the Saint-Remi Basilica offers you, the time for a visit, a journey back in time. As you make your way from your Kyriad Reims Parc des Expositions hotel to this iconic place in the history of France, discover the city and its very lively and animated place Drouet-d'Erlon where there are restaurants and theme bars and above all Reims Cathedral! Once you have arrived at your destination, take the time to head to the right of the monument. You will find a statue of the Bishop of Reims, Remi, baptizing Clovis with the help of the Holy Bulb, a vial of sacred oil that, according to legend, was brought by a dove. This sculpture is not trivial. In fact, in addition to sheltering the tomb of the bishop who became a saint, the basilica possessed the reliquary for the famous Sainte Ampoule! Up until the Revolution, It did the job well, which allowed several kings who succeeded each other to be crowned at Reims, to be blessed by the same sacred anointing as Clovis, and thus to march on the steps of the first Frankish king of the Catholic religion. An ideal route for combining pleasure and discovery!
With its 1.5 million visitors a year, Reims Cathedral continues to attract interest from history buffs around the world. Take advantage of the immediate vicinity of your Kyriad Reims Center hotel to visit the city and the building that makes it famous. The cathedral is erected at the very place where Clovis was baptized in 498, becoming the first king of the Franks of the Catholic religion. Following this major event in the history of France, 25 kings of France were crowned under the vaults of the Cathedral. Its court was also chosen as the meeting place between De Gaulle and Adenauer to seal the Franco-German reconciliation in 1962. With its past, the monument has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1991. If you stay at the Kyriad Design Enzo Reims Tinqueux hotel, you can access this door to history in just 10 minutes and discover all the secrets of a building which has seen many famous people, since its construction 800 years ago. Walk in the footsteps of those who have marked the history of France and travel back in time to explore Reims cathedral!