"Quartier Saint-Rémi" Reims Things to Do Tip by MM212
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Located behind Basilique Saint-Rémi are the ruins of the mediaeval quarter of Saint Rémi. It was originally a village separate from the city of Reims and had developed around the tomb of the saint and his basilica to cater to pilgrims. Nowadays the area with the ruins of a church and other structures has been turned into a public park. A statue of Saint Rémi baptising King Clovis I was erected to commemorate the historic event. It is also in this quarter that Victor Hugo was inspired to write the Hunchback of Notre Dame after meeting Esméralde, a beautiful gypsy, and Albert Nicart, the hunchbacked bell-ringer of Saint Rémi, whose nickname was Quasimodo.
Address: rue Saint-Julien
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