Champagne Country Sights



Basilique St-Rémi

Basilique St-Rémi Review

This 11th-century Romanesque-Gothic basilica honors the fifth-century saint who gave his name to the city and baptized Clovis (the first king of France) in 498. The interior seems to stretch into the endless distance, an impression created by its relative murk and lowness. The airy four-story Gothic choir contains some fine original 12th-century stained glass. The Abbaye Royale, alongside the basilica, was formerly the keeper of the holy phial used at the coronations of the kings of France. Today it houses an interesting museum which highlights the history of the abbey, the Gallo-Roman history of the town, and the regional military history.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pl. Chandoine Ladame, Reims, 51100 | Map It
  • Phone: 03–26–85–06–69
  • Cost: Museum, €4
  • Hours: Daily 8–7; museum Mon.–Fri. 2–6:30, weekends 2–7.
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  • Location: Reims
Updated: 02-21-2013

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