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All reviews byzantine style beautiful building stained glass interesting cathedral world heritage well worth a visit old town overlooking the river beautiful place to visit different ways walk around st jacques santiago de compostela white stone narrow streets domes interior
We stopped in here at the end of the self-guided tour of the medieval city. They have a booklet you can buy for about 20 cents that gives an excellent explanation of this very interesting cathedral, and has you follow a circuit around the church....More
France has fine examples of churches and cathedrals established over many centuries. This one is very different and dominates the centre of the city.
Interesting internal layout and shouldn’t be missed
The cathedral was rebuiltunder. The architectural guidance of Paul Abadie who went on to design the Sacre Couer in Paris and it shows! The exterior is all domes and spires. The inside is impressive, with a central modern altar. The 'magnificent Baroque altarpiece' mentioned in...More
With a unique (maybe) set of five duomo, this cathedral is as beautiful outside as it is inside. I've never encountered anywhere with architecture like this before,and it's well worth going just to see the domes from the inside. The Cathedrale is quite plain inside,...More
Well worth a visit because it is a wonderful structure with many influences and quite an impressive space overall whilst keeping a sense of peace and spirituality often lost in larger Cathedrals.
I found real calm in the middle of what was the tourist season....something...More
This Cathedral in the middle of Periguex is not one of the spectacular cathedrals like Reims or Chartres. We spent a short time looking round it after visiting the market. It has a rather amazing carved wooden alter. It had a rather “ Moorish” feel...More
The byzantine style domes provide an impressive space inside. There was a free organ recital filling the church with dramatic music. Some of the stained glass windows are brightly coloured whilst others simple.
The size of the cathedral, the harmony of the building and the mixture of influences, altogether makes this cathedral one of the most beautiful from the Middle Ages in Europe. Even if it is not in your trip plans I advise you to do a...More