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Church of Notre Dame la Grande

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Stunning old Romanesque Church

Just beautiful.....the carvings at the main entrance were still so well preserved after over 800 yrs

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Abbotsford, Canada

This beautiful old cathedral in the heart of the City. Surrounded by shops, bars and the old city... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Just beautiful.....the carvings at the main entrance were still so well preserved after over 800 yrs

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 853barry
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful old cathedral in the heart of the City. Surrounded by shops, bars and the old city itself. It is not massive but beautiful things come in small packages. This is one of them. A real delight and a must in Poitiers.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a wonderful little church. My favourite of the many churches that I saw during our time in Paris. It oozes atmosphere, dark, musty and packed with interesting artefacts and architecture. Best part of Poitiers by far.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

The church has a beautiful and interesting collection of frescos on the North face. The interior is typical romanesque but much of the interior colour and decoration is retained. Particularly beautiful when the sun comes in from the east through the stained glass windows.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Treated Poitiers as a stop-over on route to the South of France from UK and didn't really think much about visiting the local stuff - I mean France is so full of Cathedrals with this special feature and that special feature that you kind of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

There is little I can add to the enthusiastic reviews for this amazing church with its highly decorated pillars and dome. Look at the folk coming in - their jaws either drop or there are reverential "whows" being uttered. Unmissable.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paula N
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

To see a medieval church still with its interior decoration in tact is so unusual it produces a real wow factor. It reminds us that was what the majority of churches were like before subsequent generations painted them over or demolished them. It’s a truly...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Derek-simpcar
Reviewed June 6, 2018

It is said this cathedral was started in the 12th century by Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine who were perhaps married here... It is very gothic in style and is the largest medieval church in Poitiers. The choir stalls are particularly impressive and are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Awesome, oldest church in france, stain glass windows that just blow you away. Make sure it’s a sunny day. Outside of the building, words are not enough. Just go.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Outside101
Reviewed May 28, 2018

beautiful church inside with fabulous details and stained glass. Worth a visit. we went during the day and there was no one in there..a chance to re-group and calm down

Date of experience: May 2018
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