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In 511, Reims was the capital of the Kingdom of Australia. It is in the Renaissance, more exactly towards 1559 that this city knew the Protestant reform In 1548, the first university of Reims was created by the cardinal of Lorraine. 9 years later, the College of Good Kids with an arts education after which was expanded with the addition of teaching theology then law and medicine were born in Reims. After the massacre of Wassy, during which hundreds of Protestants were killed, the troops ravage the countryside and force people to take refuge in the city walls. From 1757, a new space to build the royal square was born if the city already has a city hall as well as an archiepiscopal palace and a Jesuit college of Reims between 14985 and 1627. During the modern era, this city has attracted a large number of visitors thanks to its fairs including the one that takes place each Easter, the Place de la Couture, highlighting products made from leather, wool, linen and hemp. During the French Revolution, the University of Reims was enlarged and new courses were added including the course of mathematics, drawing, delivery and anatomy as well as a chemistry class. The twentieth century is the period during which air events sounded. Since then, this city has become a cradle of aviation in France or in all 5 continents. It was in October 1905 that the first air travel around the world of aviation was made by Henri Farman. During the First World War, a large part of Reims was destroyed including Notre-Dame cathedral which was bombed on September 4, 1914. Similarly, a scaffolding, present for the restoration of the north tower of the facade, as well as the attic of the great nave and the apse ignite. Many sculptures and stained glass windows are reduced to ashes, as are the roof, the frame and the rest of the building. During this period, French shells touch the monument. However, after the battle of the Marne, the French take over the city. But it is in April 1917 that the city of Reims was bombarded several times and was badly damaged. As a result, in 1918, more than half of Reims was completely destroyed and was considered the "most battered city in France". At the end of the second war, this city experienced a major urbanization including the development of popular neighborhoods. To make so many historical visits is possible to trace these stories of Reims thanks to the vestiges which testify it.
Reims is listed as the 12th French Commune and the 29th French Urban District. It is a destination that attracts a large number of tourists every year. The city is nicknamed "the city of the coronations" or "the city of kings". Since 2011, thanks to the tramway service, the number of inhabitants of this city has risen slightly and reached in 2015, 184 076 inhabitants. The town's population is relatively young. With regard to the rate of people older than 60 years of 17.4%, it is indeed lower than the national rate of 21.6% and the county rate of 20%. Like the national and departmental distributions, the female population of the municipality is higher than the male population. The rate of 52.8% is higher than the national rate indicated at 51.6%. Reims is a city that has several teaching centers, primary, secondary and university. Among other things, there are many higher education institutions, such as NEOMA Business School, the Graduate School of Packaging and Packaging Engineering, or ESI Reims, the Institute of Engineering. political studies of Paris or "Sciences Po" or the higher school in applied computing or "Exia". With regard to its current economic development, Reims has an active population, thus constituting an important source of its economic dynamism. On the other hand, its unemployment rate is only 10%. With regard to companies, Reims has 3,679 active establishments and most of them specialize in the sector of trade, followed by transport and various services. In addition, starting in January 2011, Invest in Reims, an economic development agency, created more than 3,500 jobs in Reims with around 70 new businesses. If you want to go to Reims, do not hesitate to get in touch with us to book one of our pick-ups, limousines, cars, vans
What to visit in Reims ?
Reims is a city that attracts a large number of tourists thanks to its many historical monuments. As for its religious heritage, Reims is famous for its Cathedral Notre-Dame built in the thirteenth century and attracts about 10,000 visitors a year. There is also the Saint-Rémi Basilica, which dates from 1007 and the Tau Palace which was built during the reign of Louis XIV. As for its cultural heritage, Reims intrigues visitors, especially the intellects and history buffs, with the existence of its many museums. There is among others the museum of the fine arts which is part of the oldest museums of the department. Today, he keeps various works illustrating the main artistic movements from the 15th century to the 20th century. The museum hotel Le Vergeur is a place not to be missed when it comes to a stay in Reims. Until now, it contains works from Antiquity, including some fifty engravings by Albert Dürer, as well as various furniture and as many works from Asia dating back to the 19th century. In addition, the Saint-Rémi museum is devoted to the history and archeology of Reims. It is listed as World Heritage, as are the Saint-Rémi Abbey and the Palais du Tau. There is also the car museum Reims Champagne dating from 1908. As for its environmental heritage, Reims has 82 parks and 14 playgrounds. This city is also known for its gardens classified among the French architectural heritages. It includes 3 gardens, including the Pierre Schneilter Horticultural Garden, the Saint-Nicaise Buttes Garden and the Patte d'Oie Park. Green spaces like the Léo- Lagrance Park and many hiking trails are also to enjoy during a stay in Reims. A car service always on time is at your disposal if you want to discover the city.
Discover the Palais du Tau in Reims
Located in the Marne department, in the Champagne-Ardenne region, in the heart of Reims, the Palais du Tau is one of the most visited historic monuments in this city. Containing many hidden treasures which tell the historic past of the city as well as many memories dating from millennia, know that formerly, the famous Palace of Tau was the former Palace of the Archbishops of Reims. The Palace is even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Where does the name "Palais du Tau" come from ?
The name "Palais du Tau" comes from its "T" shaped plan. We already started to call the Palace like this in the years 1138. This name also has a relationship with the shape of the first episcopal sticks.
More details on the Palace
As already mentioned above, the remarkable Palais du Tau was the former home of the bishops and archbishops of Reims. In these times from the 11th to the 19th century, the palace hosted numerous banquets for the celebration of the coronations of the kings of France. The kings of France were crowned in the cathedral of Reims located near the Palace until the 19th century. At the beginning, it was the Gothic style of the XVI century which dominated in the Palace. But over the years, the building has undergone many transformations and since the sixth century, the palace is today presented in a Baroque style. Today, you will be able to find in the Palace, several articles explaining the progress of these coronations. You will also see some statues, some works of art and remarkable tapestries from the 15th century. The Palace contains the Chalice of Saint Remi as well as a talisman that belonged to Charlemagne (King of Frances in the 8th century) who are among the most remarkable treasures of the Palace.
Discover Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral
Are you planning a stay in Reims? You should not miss the visit of the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims. It is an important historical relic and a renowned cultural site that is the pride of the region.
Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral in a nutshell
Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is a Catholic church. It is a true work of art in the Gothic style, 139 m long, 49.5 m wide and 38 m high. It is adorned with 2,303 statues exactly on the outside and beautiful stained-glass windows on the inside. You can't miss it. It is a cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was built in 1211 by Archbishop Alberic of Humber. Since then, it has been renovated and rebuilt several times. This in no way detracts from the aesthetics of the building. Over the years, Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral has occupied several roles. It is here in particular that some of the greatest historical figures in France were baptized or crowned. It is therefore also a pillar of the history of France.
How to visit Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral?
Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral is open for visits from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day except Sundays and religious holidays when visits are interrupted during masses. This does not prevent you from participating if you feel like it. The entrance ticket will cost 9 euros for an adult and 4.5 euros for children over 12 years old. In exchange for this, you will have a guided tour of the premises.
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Reims is part of the Marne department, in the Grand East region. It is worth noting that it is 46.6 km from the Cloister Museum of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux and 25.3 km from Grinyland. The city is 135.7 km from CDG Airport and 148.4 km from Orly Airport