Should you visit Reims or Le Mans?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Reims or Le Mans, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Reims lies 129 km (80 mi) east-northeast of Paris. It was founded by the Gauls and became a major city during the Roman Empire. Reims played a prominent ceremonial role in French monarchical history as the traditional site of the crowning of the kings of France. The city's economy is based largely on wine production, for which the Champagne region is famous, and a visit to Reims often includes a popular tasting of the most famous French wines at the 'Maison de Champagne'. Reims has many attractive pedestrian boulevards, Roman remains, art-deco cafes and a flourishing fine-dining scene that counts among it four Michelin-starred restaurants. Of course Reims also has all the shops and other facilities that you would expect in a major city.
Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River. Le Mans is found about 80 kilometers north of Tours, and south of Alencon. To many of course, Le Mans is famous only for a 24 hour racing event once a year. If you are not interested in cars and car racing, it is best to avoid visiting Le Mans in the middle of June. However, Le Mans also has a fantastic old town and is well worth the visit. Known as the Cite Plantagenet, this is where in 1129 Geoffrey Plantagenet married Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England and gave birth to Henry II.
Which city is cheaper, Le Mans or Reims?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Reims is €104, while the average daily cost in Le Mans is €66. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Reims and Le Mans in more detail.
A hotel room in Reims is about €106 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around €60 in Le Mans For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €31 per day to get around in Reims.
To get around in Le Mans, the average visitor spends €24 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Reims
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Reims:
Private Transfer: Reims to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG):
Private Transfer from Reims City Center to Paris City Center:
Is it cheaper to fly into Reims or Le Mans?
Prices for flights to both Le Mans and Reims change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
While meal prices in Reims can vary, the average travelers spends about €32 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Reims should cost around €13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Reims is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
The average traveler spends about €22 per day in Le Mans for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Meals for one day
Le Mans €22
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €15 per person, per day in Reims. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
In Le Mans, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €12 per person, per day.
Tours and Activities in Reims
Here are a few actual costs in Reims for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
3 days in Champagne - "Aromas" experience:
An Unforgettable Experience from Reims:
Champagne Half Day Private Tour with Minivan & Driver Guide at Disposal:
Champagne Moët and Chandon Private Tour:
Champagne Region Private Minivan Day Tour with Driver Guide at Disposal:
Champagne Reims Gourmet Small Group City Tour:
Champagne UNESCO Tour:
Champagne expert experience:
Champagne half-day tour:
From Epernay or Dom Perignon Private Half-Day Tour:
From Paris: Prestige Champagne Tour and Tastings:
From Paris: Small-Group Moët & Chandon Champagne Tour:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Reims may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €18 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Le Mans, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €9.60.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Reims and Le Mans, we can see that Reims is more expensive. And not only is Le Mans much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Le Mans would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Le Mans and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Reims would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Reims than you might in Le Mans.
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