Champagne Country Sights



Hôtel Le Vergeur Museum

Hôtel Le Vergeur Museum Review

One of the best examples of late medieval and early Renaissance architecture in Reims was built during the 13th century. Originally overlooking the historic linen and wheat market in the center of town, this noble townhouse changed hands between aristocrats and Champagne traders before being acquired in 1910 by Hugues Kraft—a man whose sole passion was preserving the city's historic buildings. It was completely restored after the WWI bombings and today houses an impressive collection of historical prints, paintings, and furnishings from the region, as well as an original, complete series of 15th-century Albert Dürer prints of the "Apocalypse" and "Large Passion." There are guided tours of the collection Tuesday through Sunday in summer, from 10 to 6.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 36 pl. du Forum, Reims, 51100 | Map It
  • Phone: 03–26–47–20–75
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Sept.–May, Tues.–Sun. 2–6; June–Aug., daily 10–noon and 2–6
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  • Location: Reims
Updated: 02-18-2013

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