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Reims in Marne Département, Champagne-Ardenne, France
 

Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame

 

—World Heritage Site —

 
Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 29, 2015
1. Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame Marker
Inscription. L'urbanisme d'après-guerre a dégagé la cathédrale, le palais archiépiscopal (1690) et la chapelle palatine gothique, oratoire du prélat et de sa curie. Edifié dans le premier tiers du XIIIe siècle, le chevet témoigne, avec ses doubles volées d'arcs-boutants, de la maîtrise des architectes pour équilibrer le chœur, voûté à 38 mètres et percé de hautes fenêtres. Les statues d'anges abondent et déploient leurs ailes jusqu'en haut du clocher (82.5 mètres); les bâtisseurs traduisent ainsi l'image de la cité céleste. L'édifice est une illustration de la porte du ciel vers lequel les lignes ascendantes attirent nos regards.

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
Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 29, 2015
2. Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame and Marker
and Cultural Organization 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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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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Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 29, 2015
3. Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame and Marker
<i>Reims en Ruines. La Cathédral - le chevet</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1918
4. Reims en Ruines. La Cathédral - le chevet
The Cathedral, like much of Reims, was significantly damaged by German artillery during World War I.
<i>Cathédrale de Reims. Abside et Chevet. Vue générale du Chevet.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by L.B., circa 1910
5. Cathédrale de Reims. Abside et Chevet. Vue générale du Chevet.
General view of the chevet, taken prior to the First World War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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