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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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  • Beautiful cathedral. We enjoyed our visit during our time in Reims. It was gorgeous to walk around and enjoy such rich history. 
    Beautiful cathedral. We enjoyed our visit during our time in Reims. It was gorgeous to walk around and enjoy such rich history.  more »
  • Breathtaking architecture. Make sure to see the laser show at the weekends at 22.45 Reims city is so much fun as well. 
    Breathtaking architecture. Make sure to see the laser show at the weekends at 22.45 Reims city is so much fun as well.  more »
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  • A nice church to visit while on the way to champagne country. Our tour from Paris made a brief stop here, and it made for a bit of awe and introspection. The building itself is adorned with hundreds of statues and statues holding statues. Inside, stained glass windows give everything an intentional tinge of pink and purple hues. Near the back, there are relics of saints and several extravagant chapels.
  • The cathedral is breath taking architecture and a wonder. I am trying to figure out, how could people from the past and would have appreciated the fact that this cathedral receives nowadays only or most of the time visitors? Where is faith gone? Where are the believers and Christians?

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