Discover the former Major Seminary of the Diocese of Châlons-en-Champagne

During this guided tour, discover the office of the president, the old library, the old chapel...

©Région Grand Est - Inventaire général - photographie Jacques Philippot ; Châlons-en-Champagne, Hôtel de Région
Région Grand Est 2019

About the venue

5 rue de Jéricho, 51000 Châlons-en-Champagne
  • Édifice religieux
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  • Édifice scolaire et éducatif
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  • Lieu de pouvoir, édifice judiciaire

Built by Edward, then Jules Deperthes, from 1897 till 1901, the old(former) big(great) seminary(seminar) devoted in Sainte-Croix, wanted by Mgr Latty, became regional seat of government in 1988\. Compound(Made up), according to a plan there H, of three main buildings of equal height, it presents stone leaky facades of size of windows in round arch or of arcades in ground floor(floors), enriched by a frieze of yellow brick on the first floor and of windows passers-by in the second. Of its previous function(office), the large building(ship) keeps(preserves) a magnificent chapel of romano-Byzantine style, in three naves covered with vaults in pendants painted by G. Defretière. The visitors can also discover to it the old(former) library(bookcase), the office(desk) of the president of Region drawn by Henry Ciriani and the room of assembly adorned with an original composition of Olivier Debré.

Hôtel de Région (ancien grand séminaire) ©Jacques Philippot - Région Grand Est - Inventaire général