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Church of Notre Dame la Grande

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A Beauty!

This is a wonderful little church. My favourite of the many churches that I saw during our time in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wee j
Western Ireland, Ireland
Beautiful frescos, colourful romanesque interior

The church has a beautiful and interesting collection of frescos on the North face. The interior is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

Thank KennyBOYSydney
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Smallish church, externally cleaned up but a lot of the pillars inside still have the original paint work. The stained glass is beautiful and clearly depicts their stories.

Thank nick t
Reviewed May 11, 2018

The exterior of this church is harmonious and beautiful. The facade has wonderful sculpture depicting many religious stories. The interior is amazing with the painted columns - most churches of this age lost this sort of painting long ago. The square surrounding has a market...More

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