G is for Glass

G is for Glass. Stained glass. Said like a certain famous fictional spy who likes his favourite beverage shaken, not stirred.

Yes, that’s right. In this installment of our Alphabet series, we’re headed to Reims to visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

The stained glass is a mix of historic and modern. I’m no expert, and really just enjoyed the pretty colours.

North Rose Window, from the 13th Century

Brigitte Simon-Marq

Imi Knoebel

Marc Chagall

Technically not stained glass but I loved it just the same.

I love how a sort-of rainbow of colours transfers from nearby stained glass.

The Cathedral is steeped in rich history and definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. And sampling bubbly at any of the nearby Champagne houses is enough of a reason to visit Reims (if you’re looking for an excuse). Although it’s probably best that you drink Champagne after visiting the Cathedral. Ahem.

Have you been to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Reims? If so, let us know what you thought of the stained glass in the comment section below.


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6 thoughts on “G is for Glass

  1. I have been to many cathedrals in France, but not this one. One of my favourites is Chartres, which also has amazing stained-glass windows, as has Orléans, depicting the life of Jeanne d’Arc, the local heroine.

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