Cathedral, where coronations of the French throne (39 photos)

This story of a blogger who had visited an amazing place in France in Reims - Reims Cathedral.

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Construction of the gothic cathedral, dedicated to Our Lady took place under the communist slogan "old world, we razed to the ground, and then ..." At the site of Notre-Dame de Reims in ancient times housed the Roman Baths. And you know what the ancient Romans in the baths? They pyalili courtesans, obzhorstvovali, then pyalili comrades (rumored), then again obzhorstvovali, pyalili then again, then again obzhorstvovali. And it is in Rome, where in addition to the term you could still find a million other entertainment depending on the number of sesterces. And in distant provinces, and all in the terms they indulge in all serious. Therefore, from the point of view of Christianity choice of the construction of the cathedral was somewhat surprising. Already in the fifth century, very handy for Reims, this was the first Catholic cathedral. Why by the way? Because without the cathedral would not have happened baptism ancestor of present-day France - Frankish King Clovis. Remigius baptize him one. Bishop of Rheims Apostle francs. Remi has played a key role in the spread of Christianity in Western Europe, at the time dubbed barbarian chieftain Clovis. After this event, Reims fate was sealed. The city became an important place in the history of France, because there were crowned almost all (except three) of the French kings. It contributed to the status of the city of mystical flavor of the baptism of Clovis. According to ancient rites proselytize poured on the top of fir trees - olive oil. According to legend, in the most critical moment of the ritual it happened at Remigius and Clovis small popadoss. Minion with a container of oil is obviously staring at some busty vendor and was immediately ottert crowd. Clovis was in a silly position. Clad in armor, a former Barbarian was kneeling in front of the old man with all his Remigius army, expecting a drop in the forehead. His forehead was sweating, but remained a pagan. And when Clovis was about to stand up and break Remigius noble Pendula, an angel came down from heaven in the form of a white dove. In his beak he held a vial of oil. So ornithologists all over the world celebrate the establishment of Christianity in Europe. Vial This later became known as the Holy sesiidae. It was one of the main relics of Christianity. For her protection was even established order of chivalry and was not clear what the fuck Dan Brown has not yet been written on this his next bestseller? Uh, in the gallery. Well listen! I, by the way, is now telling you about the important things. Had it not been the baptism of Clovis, who knows, maybe now all the polls five times to Mecca to pray, but wore a burqa. Sacred note in the baptism of Clovis later made all the kings of France regrets to leave a nice wine, musketeers and courtesans of Paris and shove at Purdue Reims for the coronation. In the 13th century the temple have not saved - he was burnt to ashes. In order not to lose the city thug status on the site of the old temple there and then laid a new and for a hundred years, to the beginning of the 14th century, there already stood a masterpiece of Gothic architecture of Notre-Dame de Reims. He is now considered the most harmonious cathedral Gothic. Like any self-respecting Domino, Reims Cathedral has two towers of 80 meters high. They wanted to stir up just eight towers, but then feared that with the top of the cathedral as the comb will look.


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