Reims Cathedral interior, France (High Gothic) note the large rose window and the small rose window - roses symbolic of the virgin Mary whose roles at the time were Mary Mother of God, Mary Queen of Heaven, and Mary the Merciful Intercessor
Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral, the Gothic art masterpiece where the kings of France were crowned, was one of the first monuments registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every year it welcomes one million visitors.
Notre-Dame de Reims is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were once crowned. It replaces an older church, destroyed by a fire in 1211, which was built on the site of the Basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, Bishop of Reims, in AD 496. That original structure had been erected on the site of the Roman baths. As the Cathedral, it remains the seat of the Archdiocese of Reims. A major site for tourism in the it had half a million visitors in 2006.