Champagne-Ardenne, France

IHSED 2018 will be held at CHU-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, October 25-27, 2018

Just 45 minutes by train from Paris, Reims is the gateway to the Champagne region. A fascinating and historic city, visitors can explore the magnificent cathedral (which has held over 30 coronations), the Musée des Beaux Arts, the Palace of Tau and les grand marques and the elegant champagne-producing houses that line the main streets.

IHSED 2018 Conference Address:
Institut Régional de Formation, CHU-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Address: 51100 Reims, France (Google Maps)

Transportation - Directions:
From city center bus station« OPERA #16 » Yellow Line towards Hospital Debré and stop at bus stop « CERCLE #4 ». For transportation PDF guide Click here.

IHSED 2018 Conference Reception: 18:00-22:00 Thursday, October 25, 2018
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Center
Address: 1 Rue Albert Thomas 51100 Reims, France (Google Maps)



Recommended Hotel:
Hotel Mercure Reims Centre Cathedrale
Address: 31 Boulevard Paul Doumer, 51723 Reims, France
Phone: +33 3 26 84 49 49
Group Code: IHSED Conference

For Reims Travel Guide Click here


History of the city

Notre Dame : The city’s most famous monument is the magnificent Gothic Cathedral Notre Dame, began in 1211 and a UNESCO heritage monument. A rival to its cousin in Paris, for several centuries the cathedral was the setting for the coronation of French Kings. A particular highlight is the 13th century Great Rose Window and the west façade, decorated with over 2000 statues.

City of Reims

Palais du Tarn: Every king who came to Reims for his coronation would spend the evening in the Palais du Tarn, the archbishop’s palace adjoining the cathedral. It is a beautiful building, the 15th century banqueting hall, the Salle du Tarn, with its barrel-vaulted ceiling and Arras tapestries being the star attraction.

Musée de la Reddition: A definite highlight of any trip to Reims, the Musée de la Reddition occupies the building that served as Eisenhower’s French headquarters during World War II. It was here, in 1945, that the general received the Germans’ surrender, which ended the war. A must see!

Champagne Houses: Last but by no means least, every tourist should visit at least one of the great houses in Reims. Several historical Champagne houses base themselves in the city, including Pommery, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart. Pommery remains our favorite house to visit as the building contains several important pieces of art and historic Roman carved chalk caves, something to keep the non-wine lovers happy! Their wines are excellent too.

Reims, an Art and History City, opens up to you with its three UNESCO World Heritage sites which should not be missed.




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