Abbey of Saint-Rémi

Local nameBasilique Saint-Remi
LocationReims, France

The Abbey of Saint-Remi is an abbey in Reims, France, founded in the sixth century. Since 1099 it has conserved the relics of Saint Remi, the Bishop of Reims who converted Clovis, King of the Franks, to Christianity at Christmas in AD 496, after he defeated the Alamanni in the Battle of Tolbiac.

The present basilica was the abbey church; it was consecrated by Pope Leo IX in 1049. The eleventh-century nave and transepts, in the Romanesque style, are the oldest; the façade of the south transept is the most recent.

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Opening hours

Mon - Fri: 2 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun: 2 pm - 7 pm

Closed: Jan 1, May 1, Jul 14, Nov 1 & 11, Dec 25


Adults: €4
Youth, seniors (+65): €3
Children under 16: free

Free admission: frist Sunday of every month

More information and contact


UNESCO website


Phone +33 3 26 35 36 90

Address 53 Rue Simon, 51100 Reims, France

Coordinates 49°14'35.033" N 4°2'30.796" E

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