France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Basilique Saint-Remi, Reims, France
This beautiful basilica commemorates the baptism of Clovis, first king of the Francs.

 
   

 

Clovis, the first king of France, lived from 466 to 511. After many years of resisting, he was baptised in 498 in Reims, at the site of what later became the Basilique Saint-Remi. Saint-Remi, the bishop who baptised Clovis, became famous in Reims. His tomb is in the Basilica, surrounded by graceful statues.

The Basilica was built in the 11th century to house Saint-Remi's relics. Later additions have resulted in a beautiful blend of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

In the courtyard near the Basilica is a statue showing the baptism of Clovis.

Baptism of Clovis, Saint-Remi, France

By the way, you can also see a statue of Clovis on the front of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame; he's the small one in the center of a line of kings over the main entrance.

Next to the Basilique Saint-Remi is the small Saint-Remi Museum, housed in a beautiful Benectine Abbey. The Museum exhibits range from prehistoric to regional military history.


What to See and Do in Reims

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Reims Hotels

Reims Restaurants

Reims Transport

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Champagne Wineries

About the Champagne Region

 

 

 

 

Basilica St-Remi, Reims, France

Above, The Basilique Saint-Remi, Reims.

 

 

 

 

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