Reims in Marne Département, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame
—World Heritage Site —
Built at the beginning of the 13th century, the chevet of the cathedral is a testimony of the builder's artistic and scientific skills.
English translation of first paragraph:
Postwar urban planning preserved the cathedral, the archbishop's palace (1690) and the Gothic palace chapel, the prelate oratory and his curia. Built in the first third of the thirteenth century, demonstrates how the masterly crafted chevet, with its double flights of flying buttresses, balances with the choir, vaulted to 38 meters and pierced with high windows. The statues of angels abound and spread their wings to the top of the bell tower (82.5 meters); reflecting the builders image of the heavenly city. The building is an illustration of the gate of heaven, with ascending lines to draw your attention upwards.
Erected by la ville de Reims. (Marker Number 4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific marker series.
Location. 49° 15.229′ N, 4° 2.133′ E. Marker is in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, in Marne Département. Marker is on Cours Anatole France, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reims, Champagne-Ardenne 51100, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maison du Trésorier du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Palais du Tau (about 180 meters away); Cathédral Notre-Dame (about 180 meters away); Edmond Marin la Meslée (about 180 meters away); Porte et Place du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 210 meters away); Louis XV (about 210 meters away); Place Royale (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Médiathèque Jean Falala (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Reims.
Regarding Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame. A chevet is, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.com: "(the) eastern end of a church, especially of a Gothic church designed in the French manner. Beginning about the 12th century, Romanesque builders began to elaborate on the design of the area around the altar, adding a curved ambulatory behind it and constructing a series of apses or small chapels radiating from the ambulatory. Chevet design became most elaborate during the 13th century, and examples can be seen in the cathedrals of Rheims and Chartres…."
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