Notre-Dame de Reims

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The Cathedral of Reims

Notre Dame de Reims is a cathedral in Reims. It was built in the 13th century. It is not as old as Notre-Dame de Paris or Notre-Dame de Chartres. The building process started in 1211. Most of the works were done in 1275. It was built before the Cathedrals of Strasbourg, Amiens and Beauvais, which are also called Notre Dame.

The cathedral is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture. It has been a World Heritage Site since 1991. In 2006, about 1.5 million people visited it.[1]

The Kings of France were crowned in this cathedral. The last coronation ceremony was that of Charles X of France in 1825.

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  1. Source : CCI de la Marne Archived 2008-12-18 at the Wayback Machine.