Reims (France)

Reims is a sizeable town in northern France, in the Champagne-Ardenne region. The city is best known for the Champagne-named sparkling wine, which is produced in the territory of the Roman limestone caves. Reims, Epernay and Ay are the main champagne producers in the world. Most of the well-known large-scale producers are headquartered in Reims. The city is also home of the historic cathedral, in which almost every French king was crowned more than 1,000 years. The city also has a few other historic buildings and a few good museums.

Population: 188,078
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: French
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A tip is not required, but most people tip in the 5 to 10% bracket when the service is good.
Time in destination: Dec 15, 2019, 5:30:46 AM

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Weather Forecast

Sun
15.12

Cloudy

50°F

Tue
17.12

Cloudy

55°F

Tue
17.12

Rain

59°F

Wed
18.12

Partly cloudy

45°F

Thu
19.12

Rain showers

52°F

Fri
20.12

Cloudy

50°F

Sat
21.12

Cloudy

48°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 37.0 41.9 32.2 10
February 38.3 44.6 - 8
March 43.9 51.4 36.1 10
April 47.8 57.2 38.7 9
May 55.4 65.1 45.9 10
June 60.6 70.3 50.9 9
July 64.9 75.4 54.3 7
August 64.8 75.6 54.0 7
September 58.6 68.2 49.1 8
October 51.6 59.2 43.9 9
November 43.0 48.7 37.2 9
December 39.2 43.9 34.5 10

More information: Reims forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Reims is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $82.50, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $257.45, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $70.04
  • Hotel (3 stars): $74.42
  • Hotel (4 stars): $107.15
  • Hotel (5 stars): $248.69
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $22.35
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $33.52
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.70
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.94
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.08

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Safety

Reims has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 73.3 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 91.7 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 66.7 (better than United states average 41.3)

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Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

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