Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame

Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame (HM1LZV)

Location: Reims, Champagne-Ardenne 51100 Marne
Country: France
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N 49° 15.229', E 4° 2.133'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization series
Marker Number4
Placed ByLa ville de Reims
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Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31U E 575356 N 5456187
Decimal Degrees49.25381667, 4.03555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 15.229', E 4° 2.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 15' 13.7400" N, 4° 2' 7.9800" E
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13 Cours Anatole France, Reims Champagne-Ardenne 51100, FR
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