28 October 2014

#735 Reims, France

Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Reims) is the seat of the Archdiocelse 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.

Property No #601

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1991

Aitäh, Katrina !

Sent on: October 23, 2014

Received on: October 27, 2014

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