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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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims Reviews
Lovely lovely architecture and just another beautiful Cathedral in France to go and see. Beautiful windows more »
S wonderful cathedral built in the 13th century, incredible architectural structural and wonderful vitreaux. You cannot miss the vitreaux by Chagalle, just wort the trip. Do not miss the smiling... more »
Absolutely splendid! Its architecture is the most astonishing I have ever seen! After all the events that degraded it since 1211, it has continuously been under renovation and now it is almost finished. It is a symbol of the French history that should definitely be visited.
A magnificent cathedral that challenges even the Notre Dame in Paris. Inside it has 3 beautiful rose windows that are breath taking. This spot is is made better by being in a town filled with a rich champagne culture and small crowds, not being nearly as crowded or dirty as Paris can be. A strong recommendation for anyone seeking architectural beauty in a less traveled place.
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