The Notre-Dame de l'Epine is a basilica located in the village of l’Epine. Situated in Marne, it is also called “Basilica of Our Lady of the Thorn” and is built in Flamboyant Gothic architectural style. Inside the basilica is a rood screen made around the 15th century and many gargoyle installations. There are statues of the Seated Virgin, Venerated Virgin and St. Jaques. There are also altars, a decorated tribune consisting of 7 Pegan gods and 8 apostles and a choir organ which is from Merklin. Considered to be an architectural masterpiece, this UNESCO designated World heritage site has a unique layout which resembles a Christian cross when seen from the sky.
Equal parts art gallery and home decor boutique, Le Clos Gallice is an exquisite place, regardless of how one categorizes it. The brainchild of Veronique Carlotti and Isabelle Royer, Le Clos Gallice hosts a congregation of local artists and craftsmen. On display are enchanting wood-carved artworks, curios, frescoes, paintings and even upholstery items. Peruse through these pieces to simply admire art in its most versatile form, or to find a remarkable piece of furniture for your home.
The Châlons Cathedral was originally built in the 12th-century in the Roman style, however, it was renovated later in the Gothic and Baroque styles, making it a patchwork of history. Don't miss this beautiful piece of Catholic history on your trip to the region.