24 Sights in Reims, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Reims, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 24 sights are available in Reims, France.

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1. Basilique Saint-Remi

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The Basilica of Saint-Remi is a medieval abbey church in Reims, France. It was founded in the 11th century "over the chapel of St. Christophe where St. Remi was buried." It is "the largest Romanesque church in northern France, though with later additions." The church has been a monument historique since 1840, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991 as a part of Cathedral of Notre-Dame, former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Saint-Remi (EN)

2. Place Royale

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The Place Royale is a square in Reims, France. A bronze statue of King Louis XV stands in its center, commissioned by the city from the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle and inaugurated on 26 August 1765, depicting "the sovereign in Roman garb, with laurels on his head and one hand extended 'to take the people under his protection.'"

Wikipedia: Place Royale, Reims (EN)

3. Ancienne Abbaye Saint-Remi

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Ancienne Abbaye Saint-Remi

The Abbey of Saint-Remi de Reims is a former Benedictine abbey in Reims, now the Musée Saint-Remi de Reims. Around 760, Tilpin, Archbishop of Reims, founded the Abbey of Saint-Remi and established a Benedictine religious community there, which remained there until the French Revolution. The abbey experienced remarkable economic and spiritual development in the Middle Ages, and an equally important revival in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. For the Anointing of Kings, which took place in the cathedral of Reims, the ampoule containing chrism, or holy oil, was brought from the abbey of Saint-Remi. The Abbey of Saint-Remi exercised its dominion over the parishes under its ban and over two collegiate churches, including that of Saint-Timothée.

Wikipedia: Abbaye Saint-Remi de Reims (FR)

4. Statue Baptème de Clovis

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Statue Baptème de Clovis

The baptism of Clovis is the sacrament symbolizing the conversion of the king of the Franks, Clovis I, to the Christian religion. The ceremony, which is said to have been celebrated by Bishop Remi on Christmas Eve, December 24 or 25 in the baptistery of the church which stood on the site of the cathedral of Reims according to an almost unanimous tradition, took place at an uncertain date that is debated among historians. Historiography, based on the History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours, has long fixed this date at Christmas 496, after the battle of Tolbiac, but it would rather be in 498 or 499 according to the majority of historians, even if some lean towards a later conversion, in 505 or even 508.

Wikipedia: Baptême de Clovis (FR)

5. Opéra de Reims

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The Reims Opera House, historically known as the Grand Théâtre, was built in 1873 over designs by Alphonse Gosset, in Reims, France. Its architecture was "explicitly inspired by the Paris opera house, then still under construction", especially the terraced roof. "It is notable for its opulent symbolic ornamentation on the theme of music and the lyric arts." The building was burnt down during World War I and rebuilt in 1931–1932 with an interior by François Maille and Louis Sollier. The auditorium's ceiling surrounding the chandelier was painted by René Rousseau-Decelle. The chandelier, 7.5 metres (25 ft) wide, was realized by Edgar Brandt.

Wikipedia: Reims Opera House (EN), Website

6. Borne Vauthier Demarcation Stone

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Western Front demarcation stones, also known as Bornes du Front and Bornes Vauthier, are monuments erected in France and Belgium to mark the limit of the German advance during the First World War. The stones were the idea of sculptor Paul Moreau-Vauthier, a veteran of the war, and were erected between 1921 and 1930. The total number of stones erected is unclear but it is thought that there were 118 official stones, of which 93 survive. The stones identify the army that held that sector in 1918 and are engraved with the text "Here the invader was brought to a standstill 1918" in English, Dutch, and French.

Wikipedia: Western Front demarcation stones (EN)

7. Musée du Fort de la Pompelle

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Musée du Fort de la Pompelle heiner degen / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fort de la Pompelle, also known as Fort Herbillon, is one of a number of forts built around Reims after 1870 as part of a fortification belt in the Séré de Rivières system. The forts saw combat during the First World War in the defense of Reims. The fort is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of the town of Sillery, next to the N44 road, between Reims and Châlons-en-Champagne. Constructed as a supporting position for larger forts and disarmed in 1913, it saw the heaviest fighting of the Reims forts. It was bombarded during the war and remains in a state of ruin.

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8. Ancien Collège des Jésuites

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The former Jesuit College of Reims is a 16th century building located in Reims in the Marne, a French department in the Champagne area of the Grand Est region. Founded in 1608 by Jesuits, the college was closed in 1762 when the Jesuits were banished from France. The buildings were used for other educational projects during the 19th century. Since 1976 they have belonged to the City of Reims, which has used it to provide a space for various regional and international organisations. Its library and refectory are recognised monuments of Baroque art.

Wikipedia: Jesuit College of Reims (EN)

9. Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Notre-Dame de Reims, known in English as Reims Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the French city of the same name, the archiepiscopal see of the Archdiocese of Reims. The cathedral was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and was the traditional location for the coronation of the kings of France. Reims Cathedral is considered to be one of the most important pieces of Gothic architecture. The cathedral, a major tourist destination, receives about one million visitors annually. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

Wikipedia: Reims Cathedral (EN), Website

10. Ange du Sourire

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The Smiling Angel, also known as the Smile of Reims or Angel of the Annunciation, is a stone sculpture at the cathedral of Reims. Sculptors that were pioneers of the Gothic style came from workshops in Chartres, Paris and Amiens to work on the Reims Cathedral. The most striking aspect of the cathedral is its façade, particularly its Annunciation sculpture, which includes the "Smiling Angel”. The Angel was carved between 1236 and 1245. This figure is located on the right side of the north portal of the west facade.

Wikipedia: Smiling Angel (EN)

11. Jeanne d'Arc

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Jeanne d'Arc

After the French lifted the siege of Orléans and won a decisive victory at the Battle of Patay, the English and Burgundians no longer posed a threat. Joan of Arc convinced the Dauphin Charles to go to Reims for his coronation. Successfully marching their army though the heart of territory held by the hostile Burgundians solidified the Dauphin’s regrasp of the throne of France. He had been disinherited from it through the Treaty of Troyes.

Wikipedia: March to Reims (EN)

12. Bibliothèque Carnegie

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Bibliothèque Carnegie

The Carnegie Library of Reims is a public library built with money donated by businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to the city of Reims after World War I. Reims was one of three "front-line" cities to be given a Carnegie library, the other two being Leuven and Belgrade. Built in the 1920s, it combined the mission of heritage conservation and of reading public library. Until 2003, the Carnegie Library was the main library of Reims.

Wikipedia: Carnegie Library of Reims (EN), Website

13. Église Saint-Nicaise

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In Reims, the church of Saint-Nicaise is a parish church built in a garden city in the Romano-Byzantine style in the 1920s. It was designed by the architect Jean-Marcel Auburtin, and decorated by notable artists of the time: Maurice Denis, Roger de Villiers, Gustave Jaulmes, Emma Thiollier, Jean Berque, René Lalique, Jacques Simon, Ernest Laurent. It is classified as a "historical monument".

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Nicaise de Reims (FR)

14. Maison des comtes de Champagne

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The Hôtel des Comtes de Champagne or Demeure des Comtes de Champagne, located in Reims, built in the thirteenth century, in Gothic style is located at 22 rue de Tambour in Reims. It is considered to be one of the oldest in Reims. Its two facades, overlooking the courtyard and the street, are listed. It now belongs to the Taittinger Champagne House.

Wikipedia: Demeure des Comtes de Champagne (FR)

15. Edmond Marin la Meslée,

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Edmond Marin la Meslée,

Edmond Marin la Meslée was a French fighter pilot in World War II. 5th highest-scoring French ace of the conflict with 16 aerial victories, he was the most successful French air ace of the French campaign with sixteen confirmed air victories between January and June 1940. Roland Dorgelès presented him as the "Guynemer of the 1939-1945 war".

Wikipedia: Edmond Marin la Meslée (EN)

16. Ruines du couvent des Cordeliers

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The Cordeliers Convent of Reims is a former Franciscan convent in the French commune of Reims, dating back to the Middle Ages. Since the end of the First World War, these remains have been a square at the corner of Rue Voltaire, Rue des Trois-Raisinets and Rue de l'Isle and opposite the Voltaire School.

Wikipedia: Couvent des Cordeliers de Reims (FR)

17. Monument 213 RI

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The War Memorial of the 132nd - 332nd Infantry Regiment and the 46th Territorial in Reims is located in Reims in the Marne department and the Champagne-Ardenne region. It was designed by the architect Émile Fanjat with the collaboration of the Reims sculptor Paul Lefebvre.

Wikipedia: Monument aux morts des 132e - 332e RI et 46eTerritorial à Reims (FR)

18. Parc de Champagne

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The Parc de Champagne is a landscaped area in the French commune of Reims. It was created by the Marquis de Polignac for the well-being of his staff working in the cellars but also to leave his mark on Reims. It is located on Avenue du Général-Giraud.

Wikipedia: Parc de Champagne (FR)

19. Statue du Maréchal Drouet Comte d'Erlon

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The statue of Marshal Drouet Erlon is a memorial to Marshal Drouet d'Erlon. The statue, in bronze, cast by Eck and Durand, was made on a model sculpted by Louis Rochet and its pedestal was designed according to the plans of Narcisse Brunette

Wikipedia: Statue du Maréchal Drouet Erlon (FR)

20. Cirque de Reims

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The Reims Manège and Circus were built in 1865 and 1867 respectively over designs by architect Narcisse Brunette, in Reims, France. The circus was one of many circuses built in France following "the model that Hittorff perfected in Paris."

Wikipedia: Reims Manège and Circus (EN)

21. Hôtel Ponsardin

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The Hôtel Ponsardin, Nicolas Ponsardin's private mansion built in 1780, currently owned by the Bordeaux-based group Chatelet, the contemporary annex to which was acquired by the developer Nexity, is located at 30 rue Cérès in Reims.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Ponsardin (FR)

22. Musée Automobile Reims Champagne

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The Musée Automobile Reims-Champagne is a museum located in Reims, in the Grand Est region. The museum occupies the former premises of the company Menuiserie Métallique moderne (MMM), at 84, avenue Georges-Clemenceau.

Wikipedia: Musée automobile Reims Champagne (FR)

23. Porte Bazée

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The Porte Bazée is a Roman monument in Reims, dating from the 3rd century. It takes its name from the proximity of the Basilica of Saint-Rémi. The Porte de Bazée was classified as a historical monument in 1981.

Wikipedia: Porte Bazée (FR)

24. Ancien Cellier d'expédition Mum

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The Mumm shipping cellar, known as Le Cellier, is a former place where champagne was made, currently a cultural venue in Reims. It is located at 4 bis, rue de Mars, adjacent to the east façade of the town hall.

Wikipedia: Cellier d'expédition Mumm (FR)


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