At night the activity centres around the cafés, bars and restaurants on the place Drouet d'Erlon.
Cafes, bars and pubs
For a more relaxed night out, this quieter bar is a good place to chill out. Popular with both locals and tourists.
7 rue de Chativesle.
The Glue Pot
A popular English-style pub with food at all hours and a big screen TV featuring all sports. The prices are reasonable and the bar stays open until late.
49 place Drouet-d'Erlon. (+33 (0) 3 26 47 36 46).
One of the most popular dance clubs in Reims with locals and tourists alike. Decorated with old French cars placed against the brick walls and mirrors, the club has a good selection of dance music which normally continues well into the early hours.
2 bis Avenue Georges-Cleménceau (+33 (0) 3 26 82 64 00).
The Grand Théâtre de Reims, on the rue de Vesle, hosts operas and ballets. The box office at 13 rue Chanzy is open October to June, Tuesdays to Saturdays (+33 (0)3 26 50 03 92).
Le Manège de Reims presents dance shows, performance art and music during July and August, with special themed performances most Sundays. Open all year round. Box office open Wednesday to Saturday (+33 (0)3 26 47 30 40).
Flâneries Musicales d’Eté de Reims from late June to early August, more than 100 free concerts take place around the city when world-famous musicians share the bill with small lesser-known acts. For further information, contact (+33 (0)3 26 77 45 00) or call in to the tourist office).
Octob’Rock brings rock, reggae and rap to venues all over the city in the autumn with many of the performances free (+33 (0)3 26 84 86 37).
The Reims Jazz Festival runs through most of November, bringing music and fun to the beautiful gardens of the Pommery champagne house. (+33 (0)3 26 47 00 10).