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Basilique Saint-Remi

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Address: 53 rue Simon, 51000, Reims, France
Phone Number: 03-26-85-23-36
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Better than the Cathedral?

The Basilique Saint-Remi is perhaps 20 minutes from the Reims Cathedral, and is usually overshadowed by the UNESCO world heritage site. But after seeing both in one afternoon, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basilique Saint-Remi is perhaps 20 minutes from the Reims Cathedral, and is usually overshadowed by the UNESCO world heritage site. But after seeing both in one afternoon, I vastly preferred the Basilique. The Basilique Saint-Remi is quieter, away from the tourist restaurants and champagne shops that surround the Cathedral. It's likely you'll see locals or (in our unfortunate case)... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baselique Saint-Remi is a bit out of the center of Reims (e.g. a 20 minutes' walk from the Cathedral) but it is totally worth it. Compared to Reims Cathedral the Basilique is a lot more toned down; the architecture and interior are less elaborate (this used to be an abbey after all) and the atmosphere is more subdued (as there... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a remarkable building and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was an abbey originally. With the sun shining through the windows, the light cast within the church makes a beautiful sight. It's a Medieval church with beautiful tracings and stained glass windows. While the Reims cathedral draws a tourist crowd, St. Remi offers fewer tourists and an opportunity... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Perhaps not as visited as the Cathedral, but this basilica is in some ways more poignant. It is walking distance from the city centre (20 mins). To start with there is the statue of St Remi baptizing Clovis in the grounds, a beautiful bronze (?) full of historical meaning. The church is huge and somewhat in disrepair on the outside.... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The tomb of St Remi is inside and visible to the public. Parts of this building are from the 6th century but after 1500 years of wars, etc, much has also been rebuilt over time. the chandelier is breathtaking and the statuary is as well.

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Thank Javamang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

There are also a lovely park around the basilique. On Saturdays there are markets. You shouldn't miss

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Rutland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

It's a bit of a trek but worth it. A very tranquil place and quite stark as well as dark inside. There is an amazing medieval wall plaque on it and some nice Windows. Good carvings on the statues around the St Remy tomb.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Next to Notre Dame cathedrale this basilica is another gem for which I keep going back to Reims. The interiors are wonderfully decorated, a 1/2 hour of prayer and meditation in this basilica makes it the place to visit and experience millenium-old exquisite and unequalled original Gothic art and architecture.The museum is also interesting.

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West Chester, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We walked to this Basilique from the Town Centre. The history in the guidebooks made it sound interesting. The exterior is of little interest; the interior was dark and was being set up for a musical event. Architecture was somewhat interesting but there was no curation of the building or history to make you linger and explore....and we love to... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This basilica contains the tomb of St. Remi, who crowned the first French king. Its history and development are interesting, but I felt evil vibes the whole time I was in it.

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