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Virtual Reward: L'ange au Sourire

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Hidden : 8/24/2017
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L'ange au Sourire





La cathédrale compte 2303 statues mais l'une d'entre elle est le symbole de la ville, vous l'aurez deviné facilement c'est "l'ange au sourire".

Un peu d'histoire:
Le 19 septembre 1914, l'ange est décapité par une poutre de l'échafaudage en flamme lors de l'incendie de la cathédrale, sa tête tombe 4 mètre plus bas et se brise en une vingtaine de morceaux. Le lendemain de l'incendie l'abbé Thinot ramasse les morceaux et les conserves précieusement dans les caves de l'archevêché de Reims. 1 an plus tard, l'architecte Max Sainsaulieu les découvrent.

Le sourire énigmatique de cet ange devient pendant la première guerre mondiale le symbole de la cathédrale martyre, puis rapidement le symbole de la ville de Reims. Il est depuis nommé "l'ange au sourire".

Après la guerre, un moulage sera réalisé à partir des fragments d'origine et la tête reconstituée. L'ange retrouve sa tête le 13 février 1926.

Comme l'abbé Pierre l'affirmait "un sourire coûte moins cher que l'électricité, mais donne autant de lumière". Donc venez illuminer votre journée en venant voir ce beau sourire.

Pour valider cette virtuelle cache, Merci de prendre une photo de vous ou de votre GPS (devant l'ange au sourire) en prenant soin de faire apparaître votre pseudo Geocaching. Vous pouvez l’écrire sur du papier, votre main, votre téléphone…
Toute photo ne correspond pas à la tache de validation sera supprimées.
L'ange se trouve sur le portail gauche de la façade principale.



ENGLISH




The Angel with the Smile





The cathedral has 2303 statues but one of them is the symbol of the city, you guessed easily it is "the angel with the smile".

A little history:
On September 19, 1914, the angel was decapitated by a beam of the flaming scaffolding during the fire of the cathedral, his head falls 4 meters below and breaks into twenty pieces. The day after the fire the Abbe Thinot picked up the pieces and preserved them preciously in the cellars of the Archdiocese of Reims. 1 year later, the architect Max Sainsaulieu discovered them.

The enigmatic smile of this angel became during the First World War the symbol of the martyred cathedral, then quickly the symbol of the city of Reims. He has since been named "the angel with the smile."

After the war, a cast will be made from the original fragments and reconstituted head. The angel regains his head February 13, 1926.

As the Abbe Pierre said "a smile costs less than electricity, but gives so much light." So come to illuminate your day by coming to see this beautiful smile.

To validate this virtual cache, thank you to take a picture of you or your GPS (in front of the angel with a smile) taking care to show your pseudo Geocaching. You can write it on paper, your hand, your phone ... To validate this virtual cache, thank you to take a picture of you or your GPS (in front of the angel smiling) taking care to show your pseudo Geocaching. You can write it on paper, your hand, your phone ...
Any photo that does not match the validation spot will be deleted.
The angel is on the left portal of the main façade.




Virtual Reward - 2017/2018

This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.

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