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Basilique St-Remi, Reims

 

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The huge Abbey Church of St-Remi is about half an hour's unmemorable walk from Reims Cathedral, and thus never visited (in fact it's not difficult to drive there and there is plenty of parking).  It has a magnificent Romanesque nave space, and the adjoining monastic buildings house one of the best regional museums in France

 

 

 

Early Gothic east end extension, the abbey church used to end  just east of the transept.

 

 

 

Romanesque nave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The west facade is packed with narrative lancet windows surmounted by a rose.  The glass is of necessity of more recent origin because of the terrible 1900s damage suffered by the abbey church, but the king on the right in a nave window caught our eye - he could well be a pretty medieval survivor.

 

 

 

 

Most of the Romanesque sculpture has gone, but if you look carefully there are a few gems still to be seen.

 

 

 

Melrose Abbey in Scotland has some wonderful roof sliders.

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter House of the Abbey of St-Remy in Reims - now part of the Musée St-Remy

 

 

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