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  • 1 Cathédrale Saint-Etienne Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    pl. St-Étienne F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    The cathedral was rebuilt on the Romanesque foundations of a cathedral destroyed by fire in 1230. The nave, flooded with light, has a sensation of lightness with its slender triforium crowned by large windows. Beautiful stained glass bears witness to..

  • 2 Church of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. Mgr-Tissier F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    An old Collegiate Church which was begun in the Romanesque style, but the vaults, the chancel stalls and the chevet are in the early Gothic style. The austere facade looking down on the Mau canal waters, has a powerful attraction. The nave is lit by ..

  • 3 Cloister Museum of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Interesting

    Museums and art

    r. Nicolas-Durand F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    This museum houses some remarkable sculptures coming from excavations carried out since 1960 in a Romanesque cloister. In the large hall, a series of 55 Statue-columns representing the prophets, important biblical figures and the saints is the chief ..

  • 4 Petit et Grand Jard

    Nature and gardens

    F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    Designed in the 18 C on an old estate of the Bishop, this vast area, crossed by the Avenue du Maréchal-Leclerc comprises three sections; the Petit Jard, a country garden in the style of Napoléon III with a flower clock extends along the Mau canal whi..

  • 5 Town hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Mar.-Foch F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    Nicolas Durand built this from 1772-1776. An entrance hall with 28 columns, a large salon decorated with Louis XVI pilasters. It is here, a plaque reminds us, that in 1921 the American Unknown Soldier was nominated.

  • 6 Library

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Mar.-Foch F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    It is within the House of the Dubois de Crancé, the town governors, that the library is set up. Wood panelling from the 18 C, bookbindings and manuscripts (but not their most precious The Romance of the Rose and the Prayer book annotated by Mari Anto..

  • 7 Passage Henri-Vendel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passage Henri-Vendel F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    The brackets here, these are cast-iron plaques that numerous people have placed in this passage in which you will see at the end of the courtyard the old doorway of Saint-Loup

  • 8 Rue de Chastillon

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de Chastillon F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    In this street (formerly called Rue de la Bassinerie) the middle classes lived in the even numbers, the workers in the odd numbers: crossing the street one way or the other was imbued with important social significance! There is a house in Art Nouvea..

  • 9 Ste Marie convent

    Religious buildings

    r. de Jessaint F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    Looking out over the Mau, the rear facade of the old convent of the Notre-Dame community is decorated with quarried chalkstone and red bricks.

  • 10 Administration offices of the Departement

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. du Forum-de-l'Europe F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    These occupy an old Vinetz convent with a wood-panelled facade; the chapel's facade has been constructed like a triumphal arch.

  • 11 Place du Forum de l'Europe

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    A blue mosaic representing Europe is in this square surrounded by buildings both old (the Vinetz convent which houses the Administration offices of the Departement) and modern (Archives of the Departement)

  • 12 Prefecture

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Carnot F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    This occupies the old town house of the administrators of Champagne built between 1759 and 1756 by J-G.Legrendre and Nicolas Durand. This marks the transition between the Louis X style and Louis XVI.

  • 13 Ste Croix Gate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rte Ste-Croix F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    Rouillé d'Orfeuil, administrator from 1764 to 1789 had this triumphal gate erected by Nicolas Durand and dedicated to Marie-Antoinette wife-to-be of the future Louis XVI. It was called then the Dauphin gate. Ironically, Marie-Antoinette came back to ..

  • 14 National Centre for the Circus Arts

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. du Mar.-Leclerc F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    Created in 1985 this centre for circus artists is installed in a circus constructed in 1887 on the model of the Winter Circus in Paris.

  • 15 Town museum

    Museums and art

    pl. Alexandre-Godart F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    Somewhat eclectic, the collections do contain some attractive pieces: the recumbent figure of Blanche of Navarre (1252), the retable of the Passion sculpted in polychrome wood around 1500, a head of John the Baptist by Rodin. An archaeology room dedi..

  • 16 St Alpin Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. du Mar.-Foch F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    The church was built inside some houses in the 12 C in a mixture of styles, late Gothic and Renaissance. Some Renaissance stained-glass windows, magnificent grisaille compositions, light up chapels on the lower right side.

  • 17 Garinet Museum

    Museums and art

    13 r. Pasteur F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    The old Vidame house has a middle class interior from the 19 C decorated with paintings from the 14 to 19 C. On the second floor, there is a collection of models depicting French monuments.

  • 18 St John's Church

    Religious buildings

    3 pl. St-Jean F - 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

    A raised square allows access to part of the Church rebuilt in the 14 C. There is a small chapel of the Archers added to the lower south side. Romanesque nave opening out on to choir stalls sweeping up to a flat chevet.

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