Founded in the sixth century, Basilique Saint-Remi has conserved the relics of Saint Remi (died 553), the Bishop of Reims since 1099, after whom Reims was named after. The 12th-century stained glass remains intact in the four-story Gothic choir, but many valuable objects were looted during the French Revolution, and the Holy Ampulla of the coronation of the kings of France, located in the abbey, was destroyed in 1793.
In honor of its 800th birthday, recent restorations have improved the basilica. An on-site museum in the Abbey Royale highlights the history of the abbey, local archaelogical relics, regional military history, and the town's Gallo-Roman history. Take a look at our Reims trip planner to schedule your visit to Basilique Saint-Remi and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours to Basilique Saint-Remi
$465 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 4-hour City Tour of Reims with driver, guide and Hotel pick-up
Duration: 4 hours
$216 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Reims with official tour guide
Duration: 3 hours
$2,150 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3 days in Champagne - Cellars, tastings, winemakers meetings and heritage
Duration: 3 days
Basilique Saint-Remi reviews
We ended up here because out laundromat was across the street. It made for a great place to pass the time while we waited. It's very beautiful inside. We enjoyed wandering around the outside as... more »
This church, built using both Romance and Gothic techniques is a fascinating and beautiful place to visit. The massive space is not overly decorated, it has beautiful modern stained glass, and the... more »
Simple in the outside, but amazing in the inside. It's a must when you visit Reims. Entrance is free.
I simply loved this place. It doesn't look so great outside as the cathedral, but although it's very simple, it's also very beautiful. Sometimes they organize concerts. When you get inside you feel so peaceful. Please, don't miss this spot.
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