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Reims Cathedral

Travel companies which work with French operators note a growing interest of travelers to the ancient city of Reims, which is one of monumentality Gothic cathedrals “Notre-Dame de Reims”. Travel companies which work with French operators note a growing interest of travelers to the ancient city of Reims, which is one of monumentality Gothic cathedrals “Notre-Dame de Reims “. The city is located in the North-East of the French capital and gives an opportunity for every tourist visiting France to visit Reims Cathedral . in which for several centuries was crowned French monarchs.

According to experts in ancient architecture Reims Cathedral “Notre-Dame de Reims” is a great monument, celebrating the art of the architects, who in the thirteenth century erected this building. As noted by historians, the French monarchs not without reason, chose the Cathedral for his enthronement. Reims Cathedral is not only beautiful appearance but also is an iconic structure that could serve as a model composition.

To build a majestic Cathedral in Reims started eight centuries ago and all the necessary construction and finishing work continued for over a hundred years. The grandeur of the temple impressed everyone who saw his parishioners awe and reverence for the spiritual and temporal authority, which gave undoubted benefits of the ruling archbishops to the king. Architectural composition “Notre-Dame de Reims” has been duly appreciated the modern representatives of the arts, and Reims Cathedral is a structure which is included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

According to information provided by historians, despite the fact that “Notre-Dame de Reims” began only in 1211, in its place previously occupied by the old Cathedral. Even in the fifth century on the site of Reims Cathedral the temple was built for the Bishop, and in 498 year it was crowned the first French king Clovis I. Five centuries Reims Cathedral was officially appointed as the place where French monarchs had a crown.

For those who like to explore the most interesting works of Gothic architecture, Reims Cathedral is open to visitors until ten in the evening the end of October. The height of the nave in the Cathedral is 38 meters, the length of religious buildings is equal to 139 meters, and the width of the building is thirty meters. The monumentality and grandeur of the Cathedral emphasizes different elements of Gothic art. In the evening near the Cathedral is light and music show, which allows tourists to see different parts of the Cathedral.