The Gaume is an incredible region to discover by bike. Today were suggesting a through the vineyards to the champagne and cultural city of Reims. The city is especially known for its beautiful cathedral, wineries and special architecture. In addition, in Reims you will also find several, public city parks. They are well maintained, beautifully landscaped and therefore ideal to escape from the hectic city. But also the ride there, along the vast nature and many vineyards, is phenomenal. Put on your helmet and ride along.
Through the vineyards by bike
Reims is well-known for its champagne houses. In fact, in 2015, fourteen wineries, vineyards and other sites were inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List as a ‘cultural landscape’. The drive to Reims takes you over the countryside past these the beautiful, world-famous vineyards. You can also visit these champagne houses. Tip: it’s best to book your visit in advance as places are limited.
Art and architecture from different era's
Reims is also known for its different architectural styles. Walk or drive past the gallo-Roman Porte Mars, the Romanesque-Gothic Basilica Saint-Rémi, the Palais du Tau, the Byzantine Basilica Sainte-Clotilde, the art-deco Carnegie Library, the modern chapel of the Japanese painter Foujita and the halls of Boulingrin. We keep the best for last: the cathedral Notre-Dame. Several French kings and queens were crowned here. That’s why Reims is often called la cité des sacres (“the Coronation City”). But especially the beautiful stained glass windows and the 2000 (!) statues on the facade gave this cathedral a place on the Unesco World Heritage list.
Catch your breath in one of the gorgeous public parks
Need a break? Besides drinking (champagne, but not too much please ;-)) and soaking up culture, you can also escape into one of the beautiful city parks. Here you will find the most beautiful flowers and plants. You will undoubtedly enjoy a picnic or a stroll along the flower beds. Especially Parc Léo Lagrange and Jardin d’Horticulture de Pierre Schneiter (photo) are very nice. Or maybe you’d like to visit the Parc de Champagne?
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About this route
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- the vineyards, (wine) houses and wine cellars on the Unesco World Heritage List
- Notre-Dame Cathedral
- city walk along the beautiful architecture in Reims
- picnic in the vineyards or one of the beautiful city parks
Length / duration
143, 52 km / 1 h 31 min