Located 89 miles E of Paris and 28 miles NW of Chalons-en-Champagne on the Vesle River, Reims is one of the most richly historic cities of France. While it is home to several of the great champagne producers, including Ruinart, Pommery and Piper-Heidsieck, Reims is renowned for its Gothic Cathedrale Notre-Dame, the site of France's royal coronations from the 9th-19th centuries. In addition to the cathedral, the city contains three other sites worthy of a visit: the Tau Palace, the Saint-Remi Basilica and the Saint-Remi Museum, all listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also of note is the Salle de Reddition (the Surrender Room), a simple schoolroom which served as General Eisenhower's headquarters and where the Axis Powers surrendered on May 7, 1945.
Tourist Office12, boulevard General LeclercPhone: 33 3 26 77 45 00Fax: 33 3 26 77 45 19