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Arts & Museums
In the village of Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne Launois offers visitors a chance to delve into the rich history of viticulture and champagne. Le Musée de la Vigne et du Vin presents in its two hour guided visit a collection of antique tools of the trade as well as the opportunity to taste three different champagnes at the end of the tour. Don't miss this chance to see first hand the culture of champagne.
This Abbey houses collections on the history of the Champagne region spanning from prehistoric times to 1945. The Abbey has an extensive collection on it's own history in a cloister dating to 1709. There is an exhibit of Gallo-Roman Reims, another on regional archeology, and a large section on French military history. There are tours in English, as well as a boutique. The first Sunday of every month is free admission.
Planétarium de Reims promises to be one transcendental experience for those inclined towards the mysteries of our universe. Interactive displays take you ahead in time where you can actually view how starry or cloudy, the sky will appear the following days. Recline in your chair at the sky theater and get transported into a 3 dimensional world of spinning nebulae, constellations, galaxies and dead stars. There is no mystery greater than that of the cosmos and a visit here proves just that.
Musee des Beaux-Arts Reims is a treasure trove that showcases French art ranging from various fine art works to 20th-Century contemporary collections. The museum gives out passes which cover the admission price depending on the length of the visit, and the period till when it can be redeemed. So go to the website and plan your visit.
With over 200 vintage cars, motorbikes, miniatures and old street signs dating from 1908, the Musée Automobile Reims Champagne is sure to get the older folks nostalgic about the days gone by. Spread across over 4,000 square meters (13,123 feet) of space, this museum is a must see for any visitor in Reims. It is presently run by a group of collectors who own most of the collection. Public auctions have also been held much to the delight of individual collectors.
Home to a collection of local artifacts, including works by some of the most renowned artistes of all times, Le Musée Hôtel le Vergeur is an architectural marvel in itself. The facade is adorned by Gothic and Renaissance impressions that will spellbind you.Tracing its roots back to the 12th Century AD, this museum is now home to the famous Apocalypse de Saint Jean by Albrecht Dürer. You will also find marble busts and paintings of the Pommery family, whose contribution to the economic, social and architectural fabric of the city is undeniable. Le Vieux Reims collection will take you through the ancient splendor of this charming city even as you admire the Rang Sacre, a replica placed to celebrate the city's past.
Located inside the Musee de la Reddition, which was formerly Modern and Technical College, the Salle de Reddition is seeped in history. This is the place where the major who took over the negotiations after Hitler during World War II, signed the final treaty of surrender in the presence of fourteen camera men. The hall has a table and six chairs surrounding it, which is placed exactly as it was when the mutiny took place. Your visit to the city is incomplete without a trip to this place, which has defined the course of life for a lot of people across the world.