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

Historical tour WW1 related sites in Reims and around Reims

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Mai 242013
 

We highly recommend service of Mr Thompson, we had chance to meet him, he is was very patient and helpful with his clients. He is truly mastering his subject about ww1 and ww2.

He is proposing among other tours a visit of Reims. Historical tour with Dr Thompson

He his proposing taylor made tours in Europe, he may take care of you for one or more days and share his knowledge and pasion for history. Dr Thompson biopic

 

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.

 

Book ‘Les Telliers’ B&B in Reims centre

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Events in Reims in May 2011

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Avr 112011
 

Here is the calendar of touristic events prepared by Reims tourist office for May 2011

2011 – Mai Calendrier des Manifestations

 

It exists only in French but you may use translation tools available on the web to translate it.

If you stay in our guest house you may mail us to get a more precise explanation on any event.

Here is a link to ‘book a bed room’ page: maison d’hôtes

Events calendar for Reims in April 2011

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Here is the calendar of touristic events prepared by Reims tourist office for this month

2011 -Avril Calendrier des Manifestations

 

It exists only in French but you may use translation tools available on the web to translate it.

If you stay in our guest house you may mail us to get a more precise explanation on any event.

Here is a link to ‘book a bed room’ page: maison d’hôtes

 

Organ Concerts in Saint Remi basilica in Reims

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Mar 312011
 

Saint Remi is not only an lovely Roman Church it is also a well know concert place in Reims

Here is the list of concerts scheduled in the Basilica in 2011:

Orgues saint remi reims

Saint Remi

April 3rd 18H Michaël Lonsdale

Le « Chemin de Croix » de Paul Claudel,
concert-lecture
Michaël Lonsdale & Odile Samoël (récitants),
Père Vincent-Marie (orgue),
Bernard Masson (baryton),
Eric Sanarens (percussion et hang).
6pm , free entrance (donations)

May 12th

« L’orgue raconté aux enfants »
Jeudi 12 MAI 2011
Séances à 10H00 & 14H00
SPECTACLE COMPLET

Free entrance (donations)

May 22nd

Cindy Castillo (Bruxelles)

Dimanche 22 Mai,
18 heures
37ème Dominicale d’orgue,
Cindy Castillo (Bruxelles)

Free entrance (donations)

September 4th

Pascal Marsault (Toulon)

18 heures
38ème Dominicale d’orgue
Pascal Marsault (Toulon)

Free entrance (donations)

September 18th

Olivier Vernet (Monaco)

18h
Journée du Patrimoine,
route des orgues,
Olivier Vernet (Monaco)

Free entrance (donations)

September 25th

Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris (direction : Lionel Sow)
Yves Castagnet (orgue).

18 heures
Musique Romantique Allemande (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rheinberger)
Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris (direction : Lionel Sow)
Yves Castagnet (orgue).
Entrée : 15€, tarif réduit 10€

October 9th

Pierre Farago (Paris)

18 heures
8ème centenaire de la fondation de la Cathédrale,
coproduction avec la Société des Amis de la Cathédrale de Reims
Création de l’œuvre pour orgue de Pierre FARAGO
sur l’hymne « A Solis Ortus Cardine », en hommage à Nicolas De Grigny
Récital d’Orgue par Pierre Farago (Paris)

Tariff: 15 €, reduced price: 10€

October 13th

Olivier Latry (Paris)

19 heures
8ème centenaire de la fondation de la Cathédrale,
coproduction avec la Société des Amis de la Cathédrale de Reims
Création de l’œuvre pour orgue de Vincent PAULET
sur l’hymne « Ave Maris Stella », en hommage à Nicolas De Grigny
Récital d’Orgue par Olivier Latry (Paris)

Tariff: 15 €, reduced price: 10€

 

 

NB: Don’t miss the light and music show which happen every Saturday at 9:30pm from June to October in Saint Remi.

Free entrance, a very appreciated show which has been displayed for years now and is still much appreciated.

 

Useful links:

Orgues de Saint Remi association

Wiki for Saint Remi basilica

Saint Remi parish