VIDEO – France – Reims

Last modified 10.02.2023 | Published 11.08.2003France, North and Central Europe, Videos

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“Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims” is no. 601 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This video from Reims is about one of the most famous cathedrals in the world.

The audio in this video from Reims: “Laudate Deum” performed by the Nova Schola Gregoriana, Alberto Turco

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Notre-Dame de Reims 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.

Founded by the bishop Nicasius in the early 5th century, Clovis was baptized a Christian here by Saint Remigius, the bishop of Reims, about a century later. He was the first Frankish king to receive this sacrament. Construction of the present Reims Cathedral began in the 13th century and concluded in the 15th century. A prominent example of High Gothic architecture, it replaced an earlier church destroyed by fire in 1210. Although little damaged during the French Revolution, the present cathedral saw extensive restoration in the 19th century. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.