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Paris to Reims for a Champagne day trip

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Paris to Reims is a simple trip by train and who would want to miss out on such a fabulous day out in famous Champagne!

If you are in Paris you can easily have a wonderful champagne tasting day trip and the journey from Gare de l’Est, Paris to Reims Central station is around 45 minutes by direct TGV train.

Reims makes for a fabulous day trip from Paris, it is a city that has seen no less than 33 coronations of the kings of France and is both the historic heart of the Champagne region and its economic powerhouse.

Trains from Paris to Reims

Trains run from Paris to Reims throughout the day so it is easy to have a full day of sight-seeing in the lovely town of Reims and go back to Paris in time for dinner.

Reims is served by two stations – Reims Central, which is a ten minute walk to the city centre, and Champagnes-Ardennes which is about 5 miles from the City Centre.

If you are coming to Reims from Paris the Reims Central station is best, but if you’re coming from Charles de Gaulle airport there is a direct train to Champagne Ardennes which takes about 30 minutes and you can then catch a connecting train to Reims Central or take the tram from outside the station.

Tickets can be booked and purchased through SNCF (in French only PARIS EST to REIMS CENTRE) and Rail Europe. Try to book in advance for the best savings.

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The nearest Champagne houses to Reims train station:

The Reims tourist office website has lots of details about the Champagne houses, opening times, maps and information to help you embark on a champagne tour of Reims:

Champagne GH Mumm
34 rue du Champ de Mars

About 15 minutes’ walk from the train station in Reims.

Maison de Champagne Charles de CAZANOVE
8 Place de la République

5 minutes walking distance from the station. Turn left out the main exit of the station and walk to Place de la République (the Champagne house is left at the end of the Place).

Maison de Champagne RUINART
4 Rue des Crayères

Take Bus no. 3 from outside the station – direction Moulin de la Housse. Get off at Crayères and it’s a 5 minute walk. (Total journey time 20-25 minutes).

Maison de Champagne TAITTINGER
9 Place Saint-Nicaise

Take Bus No. 4 direction Hôpital Debré from outside the station and get off at stop Saint Timothée and then a 5 minute walk (total journey time 15-20 minutes).

Maison de Champagne VRANKEN-POMMERY
5 Place du Général Gouraud

Take Bus no. 3 from outside the station – direction Moulin de la Housse. Get off at the stop Yser, two minutes’ walk to your destination. (Total journey time 15-20 minutes).

Maison de Champagne de CASTELNAU
5 Rue Gosset
Take bus no. 7 direction of Couturelle.

Board the bus at Boulingrin which is a 3 minute walk from the station or take the tram route A destination Neufchatel – one stop to Boulingrin. Depart the bus at stop Lemoine (Total journey time 10-15 minutes).

Note that you can buy tickets on the buses (€1.70) but you need to buy a tram ticket from the machine before boarding.

Paris to Reims by car

If you’re going to Reims by car from Paris it takes about 90 minutes depending on the traffic and your speed using the toll roads (it is approximately 90 miles).

Epernay, Champangne superstar

Epernay is easy to reach by train from Reims. On the famous avenue de Champagne you’ll find the Champagne houses of the biggest names in sparkling wine: Moet et Chandon, Mumm, Tattinger and many more, and you can take a cellar tour, meet the professionals and share their passion and of course, taste the delicious drink which has enthralled people for centuries. Beneath your feet in Reims is no less than 120km of cellars where Champagne is stored, some of the caves go back to the Gallo-Roman times dug into the chalky soil of the area.

Reims Tourist Office Website.

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