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''Chalons-en-Champagne, formerly Chalons-sur-Marne, is the seat of a diocese covering the southern part of the Marne department (within the northern part of the Archdiocese of Reims). This is one of the oldest dioceses in France since his bishop was present at the Council of Sardica in 344. The first bishop of the city of St. Memmie which would Catalaunes late legend that an envoy of St. Peter. The cathedral is located in the former Gallo-Roman city, of small size and oval, it also adjoins one of two paths that crossed (cardo and decumanus), Rue de Marne. It was surrounded by a cathedral district featuring several churches (two college: Saint-Nicolas, removed the thirteenth century and the Trinity, destroyed during the Revolution), the cloister of the canons in the north, the bishopric in the west.
The monument presents Roman parts of the nineteenth century (crypt, around the north transept whose ground floor houses a rare Romanesque canopy), but was reconstructed in High Gothic style. The apse, the transept and three bays of the nave were completed in 1261.''

In 1115, St. Bernard there received ordination from the hands of his friend Bishop of Chalons, William of Champeaux. Philippe d'Orleans, brother of Louis XIV was married to the Princess Palatine, Charlotte-Elisabeth of Bavaria November 19, 1671.

St. Stephen's Cathedral was listed monument list in 1862

The President of the French Republic has the Canon ad Honores as St. Stephen Chalons

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