Reims-ing of a white Christmas in northeastern France

The unofficial Champagne capital of France, Reims, is a great hidden gem to visit when road  tripping across Western Europe. This small former Roman city is the site where French kings were crowned for over 1000 years. 

Someone was excited to see familiar restaurants KFC, Les 3 Brasseurs and Pizza Hut near our cheap Ibis hotel on the outskirts of town. My belly hurts…
The gothic cathédral Notre-Dame de Reims was where French kings were coronated and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
 
The cathedral is also the site of a huge Christmas market! Here’s Jeff enjoying some hot spiced wine
Sour pusses out back of the cathedral
The oldest monument in Reims is Porte de Mars (Mars Gate), a third century Roman arch gate to the Gallo-Roman city of Durocortorum. Unfortunately it’s currently being restored.
Golden angel in Place Drouet competing with Christmas decorations
Place Drouet is a lovely pedestrian area for a stroll. Very festive this time of year
Looking a lot like Christmas in Reims
 
Bosco’s Second Day of Christmas, a super-durable Bumi Zogoflex toy. Note the hole – he got pieces off within seconds. It’s a Christmas miracle!

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  1. Francine says:

    Looks a bit like Paris, especially the cathedral!
    Glad you have warm clothes for your adventures; hope nobody got “sweats and regrets” from the fast food 😉

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