Cathedral of Reims
(France, December 2005) Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
this masterpiece of gothic art dates from the 13th century. As
reminder of the christening of Franc king Clovis, the cathedral
was the site of 25 coronations.
Adorned with over
2500 statues, this is the only cathedral to display angels with
open wings, including the famous Smiling Angel on the western façade
of the northern portal. The stained-glass windows are exceptional
just as the nave and the king's gallery with its magnificent statues.