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Cathedrale Saint-Jean

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Address: 10 Rue de la Convention, 25000, Besancon, France
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+33 3 81 83 34 62

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Nice stop on the way to the Citadele

This Cathedrale is beautiful, as many are. It was interesting to walk to it on our way to the Citadele.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2015
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The cathedral is beautiful for itself, with 2 altars and Rommanesque arches from the 13th century. It is right nest to "Porte Noir" which is an impressive Roman gate. In a side room there is an incredible clock from the 19 century, with over 30,000 parts and 57 faces, showing all kids of information. It still works, and the nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This lovely historic cathedral is full of worshiping members of the parish with many, many children during Sunday mass. Children with families in this historic beautiful cathedral is very inspiring.

Thank Inquilinus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

We enjoyed our visit here, particularly the altar of St Jean from the 12th century, i think, which is very unusual. The painting by Fra Bartolo is gorgeous. The mosaic floor of Jerusalem is also something different. Pity the cathedral is so dark.

Thank Peter S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This Cathedrale is beautiful, as many are. It was interesting to walk to it on our way to the Citadele.

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charlottesville, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

We were there during an organ demonstration, and it was very interesting. The cathedral is not as elaborate as some we saw in the area but worth a visit.

1 Thank Elizabeth S
Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Like for a cathedrale, there's nothing worth seeing. The walls are empty, just some paintings sometimes. However the size of the church is impressive and the little chapels inside the cathedrale are realy cute. It is nice to enter passing by on the way to the citadelle.

Thank rafaelaanna
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Quiet, even though it is in the center of town. There are some good examples of religious art inside. Take the time to enter, sit and reflect on your life's purpose.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

My wife and I were walking up tithe Citadel in Besancon when we came upon this church. I am so glad that we decided to take a look inside. To be honest it is spectacular and well worth the few minutes it takes to see it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Certainly worth a visit if you're in Besançon. Not sure if I'd make the trip just for the cathedral however. Nice position and coming up from the old town you will pass through an old Roman archway, the "Porte Noire" - which since it's been cleaned is no longer black, but still worth seeing.

Thank TheGumnuts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

I visited déverbal Time the Cathédrale St. jean . Today its a spécial day in all the country " la nuit des Cathédrales " I had been to the concert of the Chenestreles at 22pm . It was a wonderful moment to visit it and enjoy the concert .

Thank Jeanjakarta

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