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Notre-Dame-en-Saint-Melaine

Place Saint-Melaine, 35000, Rennes, France
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Achingly spiritual....

Walking up the cobbled way to St Melanie you appreciate the grandeur of the building. Inside its... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
ESVincent
,
Hong Kong, China
Stained glass

Some lovely stained glass windows. It was an abbey. The door to the left shows illustrations of... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
mpd
,
Boston MA
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  • Average22%
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12 Sep 2017
“Stained glass”
30 Mar 2017
“Intersting church with great stained glass windows”
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Place Saint-Melaine, 35000, Rennes, France
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Walking up the cobbled way to St Melanie you appreciate the grandeur of the building. Inside its austere with soaring fluted granite columns and the hint of past glories. Remnants of frescoes are glimpses to the past...choral music echoes around the church. This is a...More

Thank ESVincent
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Some lovely stained glass windows. It was an abbey. The door to the left shows illustrations of the original buildings and grounds.

Thank mpd
Reviewed 30 March 2017

An interesting church in the centre of Rennes with some very good stained glass windows to study.A rare remnant of wall paintings demonstrate how this church was decorated in the past. Round the back are the remnants ofthe cloisters and an entrance into the wonderful...More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Ste. Madeleine has a beautiful façade, large wooden entry doors, gorgeous stained glass windows that tell their own story and twin towers reaching towards the heavens...light a votive at the statue of "Lady of Rennes".

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I don't know why I'm so impressed with every huge structures of any cathedrals or churches, even plain or great with differ in richness in history gives me an intuitive mind and ideas of how people are connected to faith and religious belief, this place...More

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This Cathedral is one of the most surprising monument to me. Astonishing piece of architecture beautiful and serene atmosphere. Must visit the collections. Located at the bank of river La Siene articulate the beauty of paris.

Thank mayankbharadwaj740
Reviewed 15 September 2015

St. Mélaine church is supposedly an abbey. It is rich in history given that it was used as a cathedral between 1803 and 1844 when the actual cathedral was demolished. For an abbey, it is rather plain. The stations of the cross are full of...More

Thank cristoph2010
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