Notre-Dame de l’Epine Basilica is classified UNESCO World Heritage. It is located 8km away from Châlons-en-Champagne, in the heart of the agricultural plain of the Champagne Region. It has been a place of pilgrimage dedicated to Mary since the 13th century.
It was built from 1405 to 1527, following the plan of a cathedral. It is a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic art. The gargoyles are remarkable, especially around the apse. The roodscreen is the only one left in the Marne department.
A decorated and openwork stone fence isolates the choir. Various elements can be found inside: reliquary-tabernacle, organ chests on wooden gallery (16th century), entombment (15th century), miraculous statue of the Virgin (14th century).
From Monday to Saturday: 115€
Sunday and public holidays: 145€
The price does not include the transport to the village of l'Epine.
L'Epine is 8km away from Châlons-en-Champagne.
30 persons maximum per guide. If there are more 30 persons, you will need 2 guides.
Duration : 2h
All year long
- Classified UNESCO World Heritage
- Masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic art
- Last roodscreen of Marne department