The city of Reims (51 Marne, Grand Est) remembers the coronation of Charles VII in Reims Cathedral in 1429 . There have been 32 other royal coronations in the meanrime. The Festival includes medieval markets and parades to celebrate the arrival of Joan of Arc and the Dauphin in the city – the Fêtes Johanniques 25 – 26 May 2024

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Reims is of course known for Champagne – The major Champagne houses are based in Reims which also has a very smart food scene with 8 Michelin-starred restaurants.

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