While we were in the Champagne region we made a quick detour to Reims to see the Cathedral there. It was called the Coronation Cathedral because all but two of the French kings were crowned there by the bishop. Joan of Arc led Charles the VII there to be crowned in 1429-she had a vision that he had to do so. The Cathedral was very badly damaged in WWII and is being restored.


A look as you approach.


A statue of Joan of Arc outside.


And inside. It is said that this is what she looked like.


There are windows there by Chagalle.


And the famous smiling angel has to be seen.