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Stained glass

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

Reviewed September 12, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Intersting church with great stained glass windows

An interesting church in the centre of Rennes with some very good stained glass windows to study.A... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2017
Lynne A
Tywyn, United Kingdom
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10 Oct 2018
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4 Jun 2018
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Place Saint-Melaine, 35000, Rennes, France
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

It’s a really divine place, feeling the connection with Saint Melanie, and amazing energy. Worth to visit.

Thank Amelie K
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This is quite a big church with some interesting stained glass windows which are very pretty. the church is very sombre and dimly lit. Built in Breton style with very little decoration is a little on austere side. Some history of church available to view.

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Reviewed October 11, 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

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Reviewed September 12, 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.

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Reviewed March 30, 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 March 11, 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 929larrym
Reviewed July 21, 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 JunJ763
Reviewed April 6, 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.

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Reviewed September 15, 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

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