A high-quality music festival takes place all summer in the city of Reims and surroundings. Mainly classical and jazz concerts of quality take place two/three times per day, many of them free.
Several champagne houses open their high profile pleasure gardens, -yards and/or houses as setting of some of the concerts. This year the following are open:
- June 24th, 4 PM:
Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin - Manoir de Verzy:
Gaëlle Solal, guitar: Pujol/Regondi/Tarrega/Rodrigo
- June 29th, 4 PM:
- July 8th, 3, 4, 5 PM:
Taittinger/Demeure de Comtes de Champagne:
Vilém Veverka/Katerina Englichhová: Vorvola/Eben/Debussy
- July 11th, 4 PM:
Trio Con Fuoco: Beethoven/Brahms
- July 18th, 4 PM:
Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin/Hôtel Particulier du Marc:
Feeling Brass Quintet: Farnaby/Ewald/Goedicke/Puccini/Turner/Piazzolla/Bach
Buildings that are part of the historical heritage of Reims also play their part as concert halls: The cathedral, the basilica of Saint-Rémi, Hôtel Le Vergeur, Palais du Tau and Ancien Collège des Jésuites and the theatre, circus and several concert halls. Last but not least the completely new TGV-railwaystation in Bézannes.