Come to ‘Les Telliers’ B&B from Reims centre station

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Here is a situation map with itinerary from Reims centre station.

If you travel by train you may also arrive in Champagne Ardennes station. From there either you use tramway or a shuttle train to Reims centre station (not so many).

Closest tramway station from B&B ‘Les Telliers’ is LANGLET (see on map)

clic to enlarge plan

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Printable  PDF version : Plan

 

 

Nice meeting with the ‘Greeters en Champagne’

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Juin 112013
 

Greeters en Champagne is member of a global network of greeters

A greeter is a person who volunteers to share his/her knoledge of his city or region to visitors.

They aren’t professionnal guides but more like a newly met friend that show you around a place that is important in their life.

Some of them speak English so it may ease communication if you only have notions of French. Website is in French language only; most of them will propose a visit in French.

It is a original and unique way to discover a city like Reims or explore Champagne area far from touristic places and crowd.

Conctact them using Greeters en Champagne

Stay also in a nice B&B rather than in an hotel  is also a great way discover Reims and meet its inhabitants.

Reims Cathedral

Reims Cathedral

Marc Chagall stainglass in Reims

Marc Chagall stainglass in Reims

Reims 2012 Christmas market

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Sep 092012
 

Reims christmas market will start again on 2012, November 23th, please check these websites to discover all events related to Reims Christmas market:

Noels de Champagne : A way of cribs will cross the vineyards. About 40 towns and villages invite you to discover many cribs of different sizes and origins, through greedy exhibitions. Choirs, orchestras, Christmas markets and villages, typical animations will paved this happy and magic way.

Féeries de Champagne in Epernay are particularly appreciated, please check Epernay tourist office for more information (not updated yet)

In Reims the Christmas market is very appreciated, it is composed of about 135 stalls, a ski track in Buirette street, Santa Claus castle, and has many events from last week end  of November until december 30th.

A snowy day on Reims Christmas market

See details in these websites:

animation and trading association website

Reims destination Noel (not updated for 2012 yet)

Reims tourist office Reims is a destination for Christmas , host of festive and cultural events from late November to late January: Christmas village, various exhibitions, concerts, illuminations.

Reims Notre Dame Cathedral

 

 

Events in Reims for September 2012

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Août 312012
 

Here is a link to events calendar prepared by Reims tourist office for this month: events in Reims September 2012

Reims city is very attractive and lively until late in September see here: un été dans la ville ( summer in the city)

Keep in mind that this is last month for Reims Cathedral light show , it will be displayed in September until Sunday 23rd; from Thursday to Sunday at 9pm (except on the 22nd at 10pm)

Light show on Notre Dame Cathedral in 2012

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Mar 122012
 

The light show created for the 800th aniversary of Notre dame Cathedral in Reims will be displayed again this year from June to September.

This impressive show has attracted up to 10000 persons per night in 2011.

The Cathedral is litteraly painted again like it may have been centuries ago. It is very impressive to have this 87m high monument shining at night.

Here are some photos I have taken last year:

Enjoy a stay in our charming B&B in Reims town centre.

A nice find: ‘Au bon manger’

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Nov 022011
 

A nice place to enjoy France and its gastronmy. ‘Au bon manger’ is a grocer of fine aliments, you ll find there only the best meat, cheese or wines.

Decoration and stalls recall good old times. They basically are a fine grocery but they are able to serve you a full plate for around 20 Euro and recommend a nice wine or Champagne that perfectly fits your meal.

Smoked salmon, foie gras, French and Italian cheeses, olive and anchovies specialties, meat or fish terrines, sausages, smoked ham ….

Au bon manger

Au bon manger

They post sometimes on their blog: Au bon manger

Why not try and  enjoy a cheese plate with a cup of  Champagne !

 

L’Epicerie Au Bon Manger

7 Rue Courmeaux, 51100

Reims +33 326 03 45 29 ‎

Light show must go on …

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Oct 272011
 

Reims city has decided extend the period while the light show on the Cathedral will be displayed. This show was highly appreciated as there have been up to 12000 persons watching it same time and even on rainy days it had more than 500 persons.

It is one of these events that is memorable and is a great ambassador of Reims city all over the world. Imagine a live show displayed on a 87 m high Cathedral front, literally painting it again like it may have been in the past.

It ll be shown again at nightfall during Reims Christmas market: from November 25th until December 31st.

 

If you like know more about the author of this light show: Skertzò or Reims Cathedral

– In November : 25, 26 et 27 at 18h00

– In december :

2, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 et 31 at 18h00

On 3rd and 4th the show will happen at 19h30

On December 24th it will be displayed at 17h00 and 22h00

The show lasts 25 min and is followed by a static image for 5 minutes.

 

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Christmas market in Reims

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Oct 272011
 

Reims christmas market will start again on November 25th, please check these websites to discover all events related to Reims Christmas market in 2011

Noels de Champagne : A way of cribs will cross the vineyards. About 40 towns and villages invite you to discover many cribs of different sizes and origins, through greedy exhibitions. Choirs, orchestras, Christmas markets and villages, typical animations will paved this happy and magic way.

Féeries de Champagne in Epernay are particularly appreciated, please check Epernay tourist office for more information (not updated yet)

In Reims the Christmas market is very appreciated, it is composed of more than 150 stalls, an ice ring, and has many events from last week of November until New Year’s Eve.

A snowy day on Reims Christmas market

See details in these websites:

animation and trading association website

Reims destination Noel (not updated for 2011 yet)

Reims tourist office Reims is a destination for Christmas with a host of festive and cultural events from late November to late January: Christmas village, various exhibitions, concerts, illuminations.

 

Reims Notre Dame Cathedral

 

 

Light and music show on Reims Cathedral

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Août 052011
 

Until October A light and music show is displayed on Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims.

This show, called ‘Rêve de couleurs’,  is part of commemorations of the 800 anniversary of the Cathedral

It is a ‘must see’ in Reims at the moment don’t miss it at all costs if you visit Reims city.

son et lumiere cathedrale reims

 

 

This is not a basic light show it is an Art work, light is sent on Cathedral front and is painting again the Cathedral, like it may have been in the past (they have found remains of paint pigments inside and outside the Cathedral)

It gives a lively 3D impression as this show is displayed on statues and arches of Notre Dame and not on a flat screen.

In 2011 and during 800 anniversary of the Cathedral we have a unique occasion to see the front without scafoldings.

The show lasts 25 min and happens at night, see timetable and details here: link

 

Duration: 25 min twice at nightfall. From 6 May to 23 October 2011.
May: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 pm.
June: Thursday through Sunday at 11 pm.
July: Tuesday through Sunday at 11 pm.
August: Tuesday through Sunday at 10 pm.
September: Thursday through Sunday at 9 pm.
October: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 pm.

 

Events calendar for Reims

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Août 052011
 

On the French version of Reims tourist office website you’ll find events calendar for the following months.

The English part of the website doesn’t show these documents just recall the main events in Reims city (which are many)

Once you have downloaded these documents you ‘ll have to have notions of French or use internet tools to translate them.

 

Here is a link to the calendar events section: link

 

August 2011 events calendar for Reims

September 2011 events calendar for Reims

These versions have been downloaded early in August but may have been updated meantime. Please get them from the tourist office in Reims. December 2011 is published so you may already check events related to Christmas market events and animations in Reims.