Friday, 19 August 2016

Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims

Of the three buildings comprised in this site I only have the Cathedral of Reims, a masterpiece of Gothic art

Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral
This postcard was sent by Steffi

Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Reims) is the seat of the Archdiocese of Reims, where the kings of France were crowned. The cathedral replaced an older church, destroyed by fire in 1211, that was built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remibishop of Reims, in AD 496. That original structure had itself been erected on the site of some Roman baths. A major tourism destination, the cathedral receives about one million visitors annually. - in: wikipedia

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