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Beautiful church

Very much enjoyed wandering around within the church. They had on display a very informative... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
John V
Portland, Oregon
Stunning Stained Glass

What sets this cathedral apart from others? Beautiful stained glass windows including the Chevat... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Denise B
Lake Forest, California
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Place de la Cathedrale, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Very much enjoyed wandering around within the church. They had on display a very informative exhibit of St. Theresa. At night it is wonderfully illuminated.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John V
Reviewed October 2, 2018

What sets this cathedral apart from others? Beautiful stained glass windows including the Chevat stained glass window (dates to between 1280 and 1290), the Thomas James Mausoleum 1507 (bishop of Dol from 482 to 1504) and a16th-century wooden sculpture of Christ. Lots of free parking...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Very stunning cathedral in the centre of the town. Free parking all the way round the cathedral. Once inside it’s very impressive with stunning stained glass windows.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a really nice visit to the cathedral. The structure and stained glass windows are impressive. It also was naturally cool on a very warm today.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is an interesting cathederal to visit with a visitor centre across the street. The town has some tourist notice boards in both english and french, which we found useful.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This is no longer the bishopric seat of Brittany but it does have an interesting history and recent archaeological research has unearthed evidence to support anecdotal folklore about sacred wells. There are several information boards in English and French (especially in the environs of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Fine position near cliff edge looking across former marshes to Cancale and Pointe du Grouine in the distance - main porch on S side is something very special and the small porch on same side (though needing a good clean up) most interesting. Interior very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Dol de Bretagne is a lovely town with this Cathedral at its heart. The connection with the nearby menhir is interesting. The only thing I did not find out is the story with the tower.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We drove by and remembered from a guide book that the cathedral was a top 10 sightseeing so we decided to stop and have a look. The cathedral was well preserved and is still in use for daily prayers and various worshippers. It felt real...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TobiasWallin
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

On our way to the coast we stopped in Dol for lunch and were immediately attracted by this tall former cathedral , built when Dol was one of the foremost ecclesiastic centres of Brittany. It's patron saint is St Samson who alleged crossed the Chaneel...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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