Basilica of Our Lady of Hope

Charleville-Mézières
Champagne Ardenne
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Begun in 1499, the beautiful, late Gothic Basilica of Our Lady of Hope has some wonderful stained glass windows created by 20th century painter and sculpter, René Durbach, who was a good friend of Picasso. Its organ was built in 1997 and is completely mechanical.

 

Places to visit nearby

Charleville-Mézières in Champagne Ardenne is the world capital of puppetry set amongst medieval ramparts and beautiful Art Deco architecture.

Reims in Champagne Ardenne is renowned as the city of the coronations where the French kings were crowned in the impressive Reims Cathedral.

Laon in Nord Picardy is the home of the famous Laon cathedral and is close to the WW1 battlefields of the Chemin des Dames.

Nearby attractions

A pretty area of nature in the city, Mont Olympe is a 14 hectare wooded setting on the Meuse river where you'll find lots of outdoor and indoor activities.

Explore this unique archaeological park and discover what life was like in Frankish and Merovingian times! Reconstructions of a Frankish village, an archaeological garden and a Merovingian necropolis will show you how people...

A spectacular Gothic structure, Reims cathedral is where the kings of France were crowned for centuries. Heavily damaged during WW1, a photo of the ruined cathedral was one of the most important images of French anti-German...