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Basilique Saint-Remi

53 rue Simon, 51000 Reims, France
03-26-85-23-36
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Reims
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Military Museums
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Brisbane
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

ALthough the Cathedral at Reims is the place visitors visit the most, I found the Basilica of Saint Remi much nicer; it is in a quiet street, had wonderfully serene interior and beautiful leadlight windows plus an imposing and beautiful exterior.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Located outside the Reims city center, the Basilica of St. Remi is arguably even more impressive than the more famous cathedral. It's also much, much less crowded, making for a more intimate experience. On the day we visited, we had the place to ourselves for over an hour, all the better to appreciate the fineries of its (reconstructed) Gothic architecture.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We popped in here as we had an hour before our Taittinger tour. So glad we did. Cool and quite but awesome inside. I liked the pictures showing the devistation afflicted on the building from WW1 and the work they have done to bring it back to the building it is now. You would never know it had been repaired,... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Just outside the centre the Basilica is almost as gothic and interesting as Reims Cathedral but there are no crowds, we had the place all to ourselves very special

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had parked in a side street in Reims looking for a cafe for lunch and wandered over to an enormous church and found that it was a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, the basilica had fine stained glass windows, including a magnificent rosace as well as the tomb of St Remi who baptised Clovis, the first King of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Less crowded that the Notre Dame, located in the area of most of champagne cellars, 1.5 km south from the city centre. Pay 2 Eur to illuminate the church for 10 min. to take some photos (a machine is on the left in the transept), then sit and meditate in a cool and peaceful half-darkness.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Reims is a walkable city - with many of its great historical attractions right in the center. The Basilique de St. Remy is a bit to the south, a long walk if you stay at the Hotel Porte Mars as we did. Got a chance to pop in there for a few minutes before a champagne cave tour nearby (Martels)... More

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Basilique is so majestic and holy. Just a few parishioners, a maintenance man and us visiting. The peacefulness is awe inspiring. I am glad we came here after the cathedral. The rose in the north transept is magnificent while the south is lit by a huge clear glass window. This lets in plenty of natural light. The east end... More

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Suffolk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Wow, what a great place with a fascinating history. Stunning looking building inside and out. Smaller and more intimate than the main cathedral.

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Got lost wandering around Reims, looked up and there was the Basilique... Beautiful, peaceful. Worth stopping by.

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