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Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Reims

Local name: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims

The Gothic cathedral was built in the 13th century and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1991. The temple was the place of coronation of French kings. Inside the cathedral you can admire, among others Chapel of St. John, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, or the baptismal font from the 17th century. It is worth paying special attention to the stained glass windows by the painter Marc Chagall and the richly carved facade of the building, which features images of angels and saints.

One of the sculptures - 'Smiling Angel' - is a symbol of the rebirth of the city of Reims. During one of the bombings during World War I, the angel's head was broken into 40 pieces. The debris was collected by priests and glued together after the war. On its basis a new head was cast and in 1926 it returned to the facade of the building.

The cathedral was built on the ruins of the temple from the fifth century and its construction lasted almost 90 years. The author of the project was Jean d'Orbais. The facade of the cathedral resembles the facade of the Notre-Dame Cathedral located in Paris.

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    Place du Cardinal Luçon 51100 Reims , France