How Big Is The Reims Cathedral?
It was built in the 13th century. It is not as old as Notre-Dame de Paris or Notre-Dame de Chartres. The building process started in 1211. Most of the works were done in 1275
The Reims Cathedral of Notre Dame, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is one of many monuments representative of the French gothic art movement. Its role in France's architectural history, let alone its importance in the country's history, has made the cathedral a well-known symbol
But Reims Cathedral secured its place in the religious hierarchy early in its 75-year construction. When a 12-year-old Louis IX was crowned in 1226, he declared that all future monarchs would be coronated at Notre Dame de Reims, harkening back to the history of Clovis as France's first Christian king
Reims is richly decorated with elegant masonry sculpture (particularly the exterior) and exceptional stained-glass windows, making it one of the artistic masterpieces of the French High Gothic period
Construction Materials of Notre Dame The church itself was built mainly from limestone, wood, iron and lead. The limestone was Lutetian Limestone – the same type that was used to build the Chateau of Versailles