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Thursday, February 4, 2010

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

Card #51
This postcard sent to me by Christian

Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Rheims) is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were once crowned. It replaces an older church, destroyed by a fire in 1211, which was built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, bishop of Reims, in AD 496. That original structure had been erected on the site of the Roman baths. As the cathedral it remains the seat of the Archdiocese of Reims. Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral, the former Abbey of Saint-Remi, and the Palace of Tau were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1991.

A major site for tourism in the Champagne region, it accommodated half a million visitors in 2006. Read more

A shell bursts on the cathedral during the First World War

Links: Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Reims

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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