France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Cathédrale de Reims Rêve de Couleurs
This spectacular sound and light show was created for the Cathedral's 800th birthday in 2011.

 
   

 

Admiring 800 year old cathedrals today takes a bit of imagination. What did it look like when it was built? What did the people look like?

The town of Reims offers a delightful sound and light show during the summer months that lets you see the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in all its glory.

It's quite informal. Just walk down to the Parvis (the area in front of the Cathédrale) and stand around and enjoy the show. Check with the Tourist Office or your hotel, as the dates and times may vary during the summer. The show lasts about 25 minutes, and there are two each evening, starting at 10 or 11 PM.

The show provides a new perspective on the Cathédrale and its construction, with some scenes showing workers building it, and others showing off the statues in all their glory, such as this one of the front facade:

Reve de Couleurs, Reims Cathedral, France

The show even provides some views of the interior of the Cathédrale and presents the pageantry of the coronations of the kings.

It's a lovely way to spend a summer evening in Reims and to, quite literally, see the Cathédrale in a new light!



What to See and Do in Reims

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims

Hotels in Reims

Champagne Wineries

Restaurants in Reims

Reims Transport

About Reims

About Épernay

 

 

 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims, France

Above, A different view of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame, with the magic of color.

Below, One of the portals, with the smiling angel with spread wings.

 

Reims Cathedral, Smiling Angel

 

 

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