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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Reims

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One of the most splendid displays of Gothic architecture, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims is where 34 kings of France were once crowned. Joan of Arc led the Dauphin to this cathedral to be crowned King Charles VII, and the last King Charles X was also crowned here in 1825.

The crowning jewel of this cathedral, the façade was completed in the 14th century following 13th century designs. Marc Chagall designed the stained glass at the east end in 1974, and above the door to the north is the "Laughing Angel" statue with a famous enigmatic smile.

You can climb the steps to the top of the towers to look at the concrete and timber roofline built in the 15th century. The towers are 81 m (267 ft) tall, and the south tower holds two great bells. The bell that weighs more than 10,000 kg (11 tons) was named "Charlotte" in 1570 by a Cardinal of Lorraine. Plan your Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims visit and explore what else you can see and do in Reims using our Reims online travel planner.
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  • Cathedral Notre-Dame in Paris is still being repaired currently, but you can see similar cathedral about 45 minutes drive from Paris in Reims. The Roman Catholic cathedral was dedicated to the Virgen....  more
    Cathedral Notre-Dame in Paris is still being repaired currently, but you can see similar cathedral about 45 minutes drive from Paris in Reims. The Roman Catholic cathedral was dedicated to the Virgen....  more »
  • Nice gothic cathedral although the real historical significance is not obvious. Well, most of French kings were crowned here, starting from Clovis, the first one. Nice vitrage/stained glass, some by.....  more
    Nice gothic cathedral although the real historical significance is not obvious. Well, most of French kings were crowned here, starting from Clovis, the first one. Nice vitrage/stained glass, some by.....  more »
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  • In love with our history, one day I had to visit the city of coronations and of course the cathedral. What a beautiful building filled with so much history, events. A magnificent construction. Huge and whose maintenance and restoration make it a beautiful monument dedicated to the Catholic religion and the coronations of our kings. A statue dedicated to Saint Joan of Arc is necessarily visible there. It's crowded but it's reasonable and then unlike some buildings of the same type, I found a great calm and a beautiful serenity all the same. To see without hesitation. For the duration of the visit everything depends on you, are you ready to read all the informative brochures? Are you a strong believer? So if you belong to one of two categories you will be the sole judge of your time. Otherwise in one hour you will have been able to observe the building.
  • The restoration looks amazing. Gives you an idea of what these cathedrals looked like when new. Will be most excellent when complete. Thanks for not covering the entire facade in the process. The late night light show is awesome. Don't miss it!

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