This second episode of a series of videos on the restoration of the bedside of the Cathedral of Reims focuses on the restoration of the lead cover of the 3N and 4Nn bays carried out as part of the Economic Recovery Plan. All the lead covers of Reims Cathedral date from the restoration after the First World War, carried out in 1927.
View the vidEo - Episode 2
Episode 1: the presentation of the bedside work (span 3N and 4N)
The intervention concerns the 3N and 4N bays of the bedside. It is part of a global restoration campaign of the bedside of the Cathedral of Reims conducted by the DRAC Grand Est and started in 2009, and concerns masonry; decorative sculpture; stained glass windows and lead covers.
This project is part of a comprehensive restoration campaign of the bedside of the Cathedral of Reims begun in 2009.
Implemented through the Economic Recovery Plan, it involves the restoration of the coverage and statuary of the 3N and 4N bedside spans. The intervention, with an estimated duration of 18 months, began in Q1 2022. In the amount of €1,490,885, it is financed by the State, as part of the Recovery Plan and carried out under the project management of the DRAC Grand Est and the project management of the chief architect of historic monuments, Marie-Suzanne de Ponthaud.
This second film presents the intervention on the lead cover
Since 2010, DRAC Grand Est has been implementing a program to replace and consolidate the entire roof.
In this video, Didier Chrétien, head of the historical monuments agency within the company Coanus, presents the intervention conducted on the lead cover of the cathedral of Reims:
- deposition and recasting of old sinkers cast on sand, shaping and resting... ;
- restoration of concrete beams, fastening of slats and new flocks or resumption of old ones, strengthening of fastening systems.
The intervention, which is expected to last 18 months, began on 1er quarter 2022.
With an amount of €1,490,885, it is 100% financed by the State - Plan de relance de l'économie, and carried out under the project management of the DRAC Grand Est and the project management of the chief architect of historic monuments, Marie-Suzanne de Ponthaud.
Learn more about the restoration of the bedside of Reims Cathedral