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Reims Cathedral 800th Anniversary Light Show

Sep 23rd, 2011, 11:58 PM
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Reims Cathedral 800th Anniversary Light Show

Last night, along with a few hundred others, we saw this beautiful and interesting presentation. It was well worth the side trip and overnight here. Here's a YouTube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqskdfUk7uQ

More info at:

http://www.reims-tourism.com/tabid/1...4/Default.aspx

The presentations continue until October 23.
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Sep 24th, 2011, 12:30 AM
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And if you miss that show go to Le Mans
http://www.nuitdeschimeres.com/
They have a very similar show for many years, every year.
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Sep 24th, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Looking forward to seeing this in Reims in a couple of weeks time.
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Sep 24th, 2011, 10:34 AM
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And there is also a show in Chartres... and Amiens.

They are all great.
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Sep 24th, 2011, 12:38 PM
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Wow,this is really good!!!!

Anyone knows if those light and sound shows(Amiens,Chartres,Reims and as far as I know also Strasbourg)will take place again in 2012?(starting to plan a relatively long Paris stays with visits to almost all those cities).Thanks for any advice,and to Maine and Ribeirasacra for those links.
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Sep 24th, 2011, 01:40 PM
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I took these photos when it started in May:

http://tinyurl.com/6b7whj5
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Sep 25th, 2011, 03:52 AM
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Wow, ribeirasacra, the LeMans show looks spectacular too.
And Askar, your pictures are gorgeous. Much better than mine
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Sep 25th, 2011, 06:47 AM
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hate that the light show at Reims will be over by the time we get there....LOVE the cathedral at Reims!
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Sep 26th, 2011, 08:43 PM
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We are thinking of a day trip to Reims to see the Cathedral. I do not drink alcohol at all, and a trip to a champagne house would not be pleasant for me.

What have folks done in Reims, including the cathedral, other than visiting champagne houses. How did you like it?

Piggy backing, I know.
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Sep 26th, 2011, 09:29 PM
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We visited the Musée de la Reddition, a small museum in the school building where the Germans surrendered to Eisenhower on May 7, 1943. There's a short film with English subtitles and several rooms with well-displayed exhibits. It's a little out from the city center behind the SNCF station. Probably about a 20-25 minute walk from the cathedral, or 10 minutes from the station.

http://www.reims-tourism.com/museum-...ee/museum.aspx

We didn't have time to do this, but the Tourist Office has a pamphlet with a suggested walking route to see Art Deco sites.

There's more information at http://www.reimsartdeco.fr .
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Sep 27th, 2011, 02:11 AM
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where the Germans surrendered to Eisenhower on May 7, 1943.

May 7, 1945
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Sep 27th, 2011, 02:14 AM
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They didn't surrendeered to Eisenhower. They surrendered to the allied and to the soviets.
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Sep 27th, 2011, 02:30 AM
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It's a shame they didn't do it in 1943, though. Would have saved us all a lot of troubel.
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Sep 27th, 2011, 06:56 AM
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OMG - I'd better stop posting when I'm too tired to proofread.
Askar, you are so right, of course. My bad - I do know better, I promise. And Kerouac, you're certainly right too!
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Sep 27th, 2011, 10:05 AM
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tuscanlifeedit, I found the tour of the champagne house to be very interesting even if you do not drink alcohol.
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Sep 27th, 2011, 03:12 PM
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Ah, but gardendiva, I am not the person that you want to be interested in champagne. I've been trying to keep it off my list of interests for many years, and I hope the world is now a better place.

I do think we will probably do Reins. I am also thinking about Malmaison, but we only have 6 days in Paris and we already have a long list of things to do and see.

I will probably drop Malmaison in favor of Reins, as we are cathedral lovers.
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