A pre-Christmas trip to Reims enables you to discover this stunning, historic city in the Champagne area of France at a truly magical time. The Christmas Village at the Place d'Erion is made up of 125 chalets offering beautiful seasonal gifts, decorations and festive delicacies. There is much street entertainment including carol singers, jazz bands and magicians. In his special chalet, Father Christmas is also on hand each day to delight the children.
Reims is where the first French Christmas celebration was reportedly held; in 496 three thousand warriors were baptised on Christmas day. The city is rich in noble heritage as the coronation place of French kings for hundreds of years. A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage sites linked to these royal occasions will fuel your festive senses even more:
- Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims
- Palais du Tau
To add real sparkle to your Christmas celebrations, you can purchase Champagne from one of the many regional makers - including the G.H Mumm Champagne House.
Things you may want to know:
Christmas Market Details: 26th November - 25th December 2015
Number of stalls: About 50
Coach parking: Yes
Closest ferry port: Caen or Le Havre
Early morning departure by coach, arriving at the Mercure Reims Parc des Expositions Hotel during the afternoon.
After breakfast you will have the morning at leisure to explore the Christmas Market . During the afternoon you will travel to G. H Mu mm’s Champagne House for your included visit.
Depart hotel after breakfast where you can spend the morning in Reims or visit Lille before commencing your return journey.
The Tour Includes
- Free time to explore Reims’ Christmas Market
- Bed and breakfast at Mercure Reims parc des expositions Hotel based on two people sharing a twin room
- Visit to G. H Mumm’s Champagne House
- Executive coach travel with professional tour manager
- Channel crossing
Closest airports: Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris
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