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The Basilica of Saint-Remi (French:Basilique Saint-Remi) is a medieval abbey church in Reims, France (rue Simon). It was founded in the 11th century "over the chapel of St. Christophe where St. Remi was buried." It is "the largest Romanesque church in northern France, though with later additions."
The church has been a monument historique since 1840, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991 as a part of Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau.
The Basilica of Saint-Remi dates from the 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th centuries. The eleventh-century nave and transepts, in the Romanesque style, are the oldest; the façade of the south transept is the most recent. Most of the construction of the church finished in the 11th century, with additions made later. The nave and transepts, Gothic in style, date mainly from the earliest, the façade of the south transept from the latest of those periods, the choir and apse chapels from the 12th and 13th centuries.
The Basilica of Saint-Remi was consecrated by Pope Leo IX in 1049.
The 17th and 19th centuries saw further additions. The building suffered greatly in World War I, and the meticulous restoration work of architect Henri Deneux [fr] rebuilt it from its ruins over the following 40 years. As of 2009 it remains the seat of an active Catholic parish holding regular worship services and welcoming pilgrims. It has been classified as an historical monument since 1841 and is one of the pinnacles of the history of art and of the history of France.
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Relevant Web Sites
- L'abbaye royale Saint-Rémi de Reims. In: Dossiers d'Archéologie, n. 186 (October 1993), pp. 60-73. (1993):
- Champagne romane. Editions Zodiaque, Saint-Léger-Vauban (France), pp. 117-171. (1981):
- Dictionnaire des églises de France, Belgique, Luxembourg, Suisse (Tome V-B). Artois, Flandre, Picardie. Robert Laffont, Paris (France), pp. 101-103.
- Le guide du Patrimoine: Champagne-Ardenne. Hachette, Paris (France), pp. 432. (1995):
- Histoire de l'architecture française (Tome 1). Du Moyen Age à la Renaissance, IVe siècle - début XVIe siècle. Editions du Patrimoine, Mengès, Paris (France), pp. 478. (1995):
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