It is possible to travel between London and Reims by train in just over 4 hours. Between 10 to 15 Eurostar trains leave London St. Pancras seven days a week for Paris Gard du Nord; a journey of approximately 2.5 hours. From here passengers need to make the short transfer by taxi or foot to Paris Gare de l'Est. The high speed TGV Duplex train will then take them directly to Reims, this stage of the journey takes just under an hour. The TGV train leaves Paris 12 times a day.
Reims is home to one of the most beautiful cathedrals in France, if not Europe, with its stunning Gothic architecture. The fa├žade supports hundreds of statues including one of the city's emblems, the L'Ange au Sourire, which was carved in the 13th century. The cathedral interior combines the ancient with the modern, from the 13th century rose window to the 20th century designs of Chagall which were created for the cathedral's 800th birthday. 33 French kings have been crowned in Reims Cathedral and in the next door Palais du Tau Museum, life-sized statues of the monarchs and some of their coronation robes can be viewed.