The Saint Remi Basilica is located 1.5 km (1 mile) south of the cathedral. Erected between the 11th and the 15th century, it is almost as large as the cathedral.
The church's towers, nave and transepts are Romanesque in style, which is rare enough to be mentioned (most of the great cathedrals are Gothic). Greatly damaged in World War I, it was rebuilt from the ruins in the following 40 years, through the meticulous restoration work of architect Henri Deneux.
The former Abbey of Saint-Remi is adjacent to the basilica. Founded around year 1000, it contains the relics of Saint Remi.
Opposite the St. Remi Basilica, at 53, Rue Simon is the Saint Rémi Museum. It contains collections of Gallo-Roma artifacts, as well as Napoleon-era weapons.
North of the basilica is the Old Jesuit College of Reims, which can be visited for 3 €.
Opening Hours & Admission
The basilica is open all the time and admission is free.
The Saint Rémi Museum is open every day 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm (until 7:00 pm on weekends). Annual closing days are 1st January, 1st May, 14th July, 1st and 11th November, and 25th December. Admission is 3 €. It is is free for children until 16 years old, as well as for unemployed visitors.
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