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Reims Cathedral

Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Reims) is a Roman Catholic church in Reims, France, built in the High Gothic style. The cathedral replaced an older church, destroyed by fire in 1211, that was built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, bishop of Reims in AD 496. That original structure had itself been erected on the site of some Roman baths. The cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Reims. The cathedral was also where the kings of France were crowned. A major tourism destination, the cathedral receives about one million visitors annually.