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The cathedral is beautiful, but because of the differing architectural styles seems to lack unity... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
Coralcaybelize
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Diverse styles of architecture

This cathedral features several side chapels in an array of architectural styles and an... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2017
Mainzigartig
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Not one of the most famous cathedrals of France, but it has some really interesting features-- great paintings, 2 alters (one at either end), astronomical clock, etc. Don't miss it as you take the hike (or bus) from the Roman ruins (very neat) to the...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

The cathedral is beautiful, but because of the differing architectural styles seems to lack unity. It has 2 altars and Rommanesque arches from the 13th century. It is located next to "Porte Noir" which is an originalimpressive Roman gate. The incredible astronomical clock from the...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2017

This cathedral features several side chapels in an array of architectural styles and an astronomical clock. It's nice to visit but lacks artistic unity and vision.

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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Just up the road from some of the main shopping boulevards in Besancon (and a short couple of blocks up the hill leading to the citadel) the Cathedrale Saint-Jean is worth a visit. Whether it's to see the astronomical clock the cathedral is known for...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2017

A nice cathedral, worth visiting while in Besancon. Obviously, there is no comparison between this cathedral and those find in major European capitals

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Reviewed September 21, 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...More

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Reviewed September 18, 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.

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Reviewed November 19, 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
Reviewed September 30, 2015

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

Thank sarakoe
Reviewed May 21, 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.

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