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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

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 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.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France. Still on my list of places to go!

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France. Still on my list of places to go!

La Catedral de Reims es uno de los ejemplos más puros del gótico francés. Su construcción no se dilató demasiado en el tiempo, en unos setenta años la mayor parte de la obra estaría

La Catedral de Reims es uno de los ejemplos más puros del gótico francés. Su construcción no se dilató demasiado en el tiempo, en unos setenta años la mayor parte de la obra estaría

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.

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.