"Reims, Champagne" Reims by DanielF

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Reims, the peaceful capital of the Champagne region, has played an important and symbolic role in the history of France. Its glorious cathedral of Our Lady, a masterwork of Gothic Art, was the place were the kings of France were crowned for over 1000 years in memory of the baptism of Clovis, the first Frank king, by Saint Rémi.

The city and the cathedral itself were seriously damaged during World War I. The cathedral was rebuilt afterwards (the works finished in 1938), but many art treasures were lost forever, among them most of the wonderful stained-glass windows. Also the whole area was disappeared and very few old buildings remain. The city has been rebuilt in a typically French style and looks like a quite place with fine buildings and a very provincial atmosphere.

Reims has ca. 200.000 inhabitants and, apart from its Cathedral, is famous in the world for being the capital of the Champagne region, the land where the king of wines is produced. You can visit several cellars in the city and its surroundings and there is even a tourist route of the Champagne wine, where you will be able to discover the small villages, the vineyards and the mild landscapes where this delicious wine is produced.

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  • Porteplume's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2003 at 9:21 AM

    Lovely page Daniel, it's Reims like I see it twice a year, going south to make the travel between Holland & the Dauphiné where I was born... Amicalement - Viviane . ;-)

  • ExGuyParis's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2003 at 4:03 PM

    Impressive photos of a remarkable place.

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2002 at 11:35 AM

    Great shots of the cathedral, pity war can be so destructive!
    Maybe next time I should go on a champaing weekend too! Looks interesting!

  • witou's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2002 at 10:51 AM

    Estuve allá en año nuevo, que bien que comí y bebí!

  • miksu's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2002 at 7:51 AM

    Great page & photos...

  • LysDor's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2002 at 1:10 AM

    Excellantes infos! Qui n`aime pas le champagne ;-) ?!!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2002 at 5:09 AM

    I love champagne! Definitely a must visit! Thx!


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