Nice meeting with the ‘Greeters en Champagne’

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Juin 112013
 

Greeters en Champagne is member of a global network of greeters

A greeter is a person who volunteers to share his/her knoledge of his city or region to visitors.

They aren’t professionnal guides but more like a newly met friend that show you around a place that is important in their life.

Some of them speak English so it may ease communication if you only have notions of French. Website is in French language only; most of them will propose a visit in French.

It is a original and unique way to discover a city like Reims or explore Champagne area far from touristic places and crowd.

Conctact them using Greeters en Champagne

Stay also in a nice B&B rather than in an hotel  is also a great way discover Reims and meet its inhabitants.

Reims Cathedral

Reims Cathedral

Marc Chagall stainglass in Reims

Marc Chagall stainglass in Reims

Light show on Notre Dame Cathedral in 2012

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Mar 122012
 

The light show created for the 800th aniversary of Notre dame Cathedral in Reims will be displayed again this year from June to September.

This impressive show has attracted up to 10000 persons per night in 2011.

The Cathedral is litteraly painted again like it may have been centuries ago. It is very impressive to have this 87m high monument shining at night.

Here are some photos I have taken last year:

Enjoy a stay in our charming B&B in Reims town centre.

Light show must go on …

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Oct 272011
 

Reims city has decided extend the period while the light show on the Cathedral will be displayed. This show was highly appreciated as there have been up to 12000 persons watching it same time and even on rainy days it had more than 500 persons.

It is one of these events that is memorable and is a great ambassador of Reims city all over the world. Imagine a live show displayed on a 87 m high Cathedral front, literally painting it again like it may have been in the past.

It ll be shown again at nightfall during Reims Christmas market: from November 25th until December 31st.

 

If you like know more about the author of this light show: Skertzò or Reims Cathedral

– In November : 25, 26 et 27 at 18h00

– In december :

2, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 et 31 at 18h00

On 3rd and 4th the show will happen at 19h30

On December 24th it will be displayed at 17h00 and 22h00

The show lasts 25 min and is followed by a static image for 5 minutes.

 

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Events in Reims in May 2011

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Here is the calendar of touristic events prepared by Reims tourist office for May 2011

2011 – Mai Calendrier des Manifestations

 

It exists only in French but you may use translation tools available on the web to translate it.

If you stay in our guest house you may mail us to get a more precise explanation on any event.

Here is a link to ‘book a bed room’ page: maison d’hôtes

Events calendar for Reims in April 2011

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Here is the calendar of touristic events prepared by Reims tourist office for this month

2011 -Avril Calendrier des Manifestations

 

It exists only in French but you may use translation tools available on the web to translate it.

If you stay in our guest house you may mail us to get a more precise explanation on any event.

Here is a link to ‘book a bed room’ page: maison d’hôtes

 

Organ Concerts in Saint Remi basilica in Reims

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Mar 312011
 

Saint Remi is not only an lovely Roman Church it is also a well know concert place in Reims

Here is the list of concerts scheduled in the Basilica in 2011:

Orgues saint remi reims

Saint Remi

April 3rd 18H Michaël Lonsdale

Le « Chemin de Croix » de Paul Claudel,
concert-lecture
Michaël Lonsdale & Odile Samoël (récitants),
Père Vincent-Marie (orgue),
Bernard Masson (baryton),
Eric Sanarens (percussion et hang).
6pm , free entrance (donations)

May 12th

« L’orgue raconté aux enfants »
Jeudi 12 MAI 2011
Séances à 10H00 & 14H00
SPECTACLE COMPLET

Free entrance (donations)

May 22nd

Cindy Castillo (Bruxelles)

Dimanche 22 Mai,
18 heures
37ème Dominicale d’orgue,
Cindy Castillo (Bruxelles)

Free entrance (donations)

September 4th

Pascal Marsault (Toulon)

18 heures
38ème Dominicale d’orgue
Pascal Marsault (Toulon)

Free entrance (donations)

September 18th

Olivier Vernet (Monaco)

18h
Journée du Patrimoine,
route des orgues,
Olivier Vernet (Monaco)

Free entrance (donations)

September 25th

Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris (direction : Lionel Sow)
Yves Castagnet (orgue).

18 heures
Musique Romantique Allemande (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rheinberger)
Maitrise Notre Dame de Paris (direction : Lionel Sow)
Yves Castagnet (orgue).
Entrée : 15€, tarif réduit 10€

October 9th

Pierre Farago (Paris)

18 heures
8ème centenaire de la fondation de la Cathédrale,
coproduction avec la Société des Amis de la Cathédrale de Reims
Création de l’œuvre pour orgue de Pierre FARAGO
sur l’hymne « A Solis Ortus Cardine », en hommage à Nicolas De Grigny
Récital d’Orgue par Pierre Farago (Paris)

Tariff: 15 €, reduced price: 10€

October 13th

Olivier Latry (Paris)

19 heures
8ème centenaire de la fondation de la Cathédrale,
coproduction avec la Société des Amis de la Cathédrale de Reims
Création de l’œuvre pour orgue de Vincent PAULET
sur l’hymne « Ave Maris Stella », en hommage à Nicolas De Grigny
Récital d’Orgue par Olivier Latry (Paris)

Tariff: 15 €, reduced price: 10€

 

 

NB: Don’t miss the light and music show which happen every Saturday at 9:30pm from June to October in Saint Remi.

Free entrance, a very appreciated show which has been displayed for years now and is still much appreciated.

 

Useful links:

Orgues de Saint Remi association

Wiki for Saint Remi basilica

Saint Remi parish

 

Full program of the 800 anniversary of Notre Dame cathedral in Reims

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Mar 072011
 

Here is at last the program of festivities proposed for this anniversary.

Programme 8th century French

There will be many historical reconstitutions like ‘Les fêtes Johaniques’  or exhibits related to history of Notre Dame.

Like every year, lights and music shows will be displayed on front of the Cathedral every week.

June and July will be very busy with the summer music festival ‘Les flaneries musicales de Reims’ , almost one concert (classical or jazz) per day during 6 weeks.

 

Most of the concerts are free or have nice price!

Booking when it is available is recommended.

See details here: Les flaneries musicales de Reims

My favourite moment is Concert and Pic Nic in ‘Parc de Champagne’, an open air jazz concert, familial and popular, everyone bring pic nic basket including Champagne bottle(s) !

Candle lights make a terrific ambiance during the jazzz concert.

 

If you need more informations on the Cathedral or events related to the 800th anniversary

please visit Les amis de la cathedrale de Reims

 

 

Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims 800th anniversary

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Jan 302011
 

Here is the initial version (subject to changes) of the program of celebrations for this anniversary, ‘Les amis de la Cathédrale’ website is in French and non translated:

800ème anniversaire de la cathédrale Notre Dame de Reims

L'ange au sourire de la cathédrale de Reims

L’ange au sourire

Here is a version of this program of celebrations translated automatically by a website:

800th anniversary of Notre Dame in Reims

Reims expects lots of visitors for such event, rather than stay in a hotel, book a room in our guest house !

800th anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral in Reims

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Sep 252010
 

A count down has started in Reims before the 800th anniversary of Reims cathedral .

Until 2011 May the 6th many events will happen in Champagne’s town. I’ll keep you advised as soon as we get events calendar

Reims Cathedral at night

Reims Cathedral at night

If you wish to know more about the Cathedral history check this wiki in English.

Notre Dame Catedral  is one of the 3 Reims monuments, with ‘Le palais du Tau’ and Saint Remi Basilica,  wich are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites.

Here is the list of properties listed by UNESCO for France