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Basilique Saint-Remi


Basilique Saint-Remi
Abbey Church of Saint Remi


Structure in General

existing [completed]


  • The early Gothic choir of the Basilica of S. Remi features a typical four-part internal elevation, with an arcade of double columns, a vaulted tribune, a triforium passage, and clerestory windows.
  • The nave is 25m high.
  • The basilica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The largely Romanesque basilica was begun in the early 11th century and consecrated by Pope Leon IX in 1049. It was enlarged in the 12th century by Abbott Pierre de Celles, who lengthened the nave by two spans and added the choir and chancel. The Gothic characteristics of the church date from this period.
  • The choir is noted for the first appearance of the so-called Remois or Champenois passage, a wall passage running in front of the ambulatory chapel windows. The Remois passage was influential in later churches in northern France.
  • The southern porch has a height of 34m.
  • The nave has a width of 28m, while the greater nave has a width of 12.30m.
  • The transept has a width of 18m.

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Place Saint Remi
Grand Est

Technical Data

183.73 ft
183.73 ft
413.39 ft
185.70 ft

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • UNESCO landmark
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