Reims Cathedral, France

The cathedral and the abbey were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. The cathedral receives about one million visitors each year.

Watch a 5-minute video that includes the interior of the Reims Cathedral .

Notre Dame de Reims
Notre Dame de Reims, or Our Lady of Reims. (CC BY-SA 3.0 ©2013 Johan Bakker)

 

The Cathedral was heavily damaged
The Cathedral was heavily damaged during Word War I. This image is of a postcard from 1915, showing the cathedral on fire after attacks. (1915, public domain)
Two statues of Joan of Arc can be seen at the Reims Cathedral. The first, of Joan on horseback, is located outside the cathedral.

 

 

 Two statues of Joan of Arc
 The statue on the right is inside the cathedral. (2007 CC BY-SA 2.5 ©2006 Eric Pouhier)

 

Reims Cathedral receives about one million visitors every year. In 2011, the city of Reims
celebrated the cathedral’s 800th anniversary. (CC BY-SA 4.0 ©2015 MathKnight)