When planning our trip to Paris, I knew I needed to make a visit to Champagne apart of our itinerary and looked to Tasty Side to Life Tours to help plan. The Champagne region of France is about an hour and a half away from Paris via train (the tram) making it perfect for day trips.
We arrived around 10am to the town of Reims, France, which is the un-offical capital of the champagne region. We wandered into the charming town and headed straight for the beautiful Reims Cathedral.
Reims is a pretty big town but I could not believe such a large and ornate cathedral was located here!
The beautiful Cathedral in Reims was erected between 1211 and 1516 and mimics the gothic style of Paris’ Notre Dame. The original cathedral which partially burnt down in the 11th century, was built on top of Roman Baths! Pretty cool.
This cathedral is huge and definitely worth a visit. The church was extremely peaceful and without crowds; making it the perfect place for long strolls to take in the architecture. My favorite part of this place was the different kinds of stained glass windows. The cathedral boasts a famous ‘rose’ window and an absolutely amazing mostly blue glass window. My mother and I were so obsessed with the blue!
Enjoy some snap shots of the Cathedral below and I cannot wait to show you more of our perfect day in Champagne with Tasty Side to Life Tours!