Reims in Marne Département, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Cavalcade du sacre des rois de France
On the day after their coronation, the kings of France, who were the "armed hand of the Church," went from the cathedral to Saint-Remi in a lavish military procession on rue Saint-Denis and rue Neuve (today rues Chanzy and Gambetta) called the "cavalcade of Saint-Remi".
The day after their coronation the kings of France, "the armed branch of the Church," traditionally, rode in a brilliant military procession from the Cathedral Saint-Remi via the Rue Saint Denis and the Rue Neuve (now Chanzy and Gambett streets); this parade was called "cavalcade of Saint-Remi." The sovereign was surrounded by his Guards in full uniform and delegations from numerous cavalry and infantry regiments, marched between two lines of troops placed throughout the route. On arrival, the King prayed before the tomb of Saint Remi and was then received at the abbey. The last of these rides was for the coronation of
Erected by la ville de Reims.
Location. 49° 15.167′ N, 4° 1.9′ E. Marker is in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, in Marne Département. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Chanzy and Rue Rockefeller, on the left when traveling south on Rue Chanzy. 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. Médiathèque Jean Falala (within shouting distance of this marker); Musée des Beaux-Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathédral Notre-Dame (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Palais du Tau (about 150 meters away); Maison du Trésorier du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 180 meters away); Palais de Justice (about 180 meters away); Edmond Marin la Meslée (about 180 meters away); Quartier des Banques (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reims.
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