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Imposing building

This cathedral is located in the centre of the old town and can't be missed, as it dominates the... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
lbj17
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Nice Cathedral, smaller than expected

Nice bit of history - explanation boards are in French. A bit smaller than other cathedrals I’ve... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
JoshColby
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Southborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Wonderful cathedral, oozes history; worth a detour. Fine example of Romanesque architecture. The sheer size of the place is impressive and awe-inspiring.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Helena P
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Made two teenage girls fall silent in awe! Something to be said for the incredible interior and its peaceful and calm atmosphere. There are several miniature chapels along one side along with beautiful stain glass windows, a really beautiful building and a definite must-see if you are in Saintes.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Simon B
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

We enjoyed visiting this cathedral. Interesting to read about which parts of the cathedral were built when and why. Some unusual architectural elements. In the heart of the older section of town, which is lovely for strolling around.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

According to the timeline on display there's been one form of church/cathedral on this site since around 525AD (if I recall correctly). It was destroyed during the times of religious reformation/persecution and rebuilt with the patronage of wealthy town inhabitants - so it's all a bit of a mish mash. That having said there's interesting architecture both inside and out (particularly above the entrance). Information panels around the walls are mainly in French with a small paragraph at the bottom in English so you get an idea of the history. Whilst visiting, we were treated to organ practise which was a joy to listen and appreciate the acoustics. There are numerous side chapels dedicated to various saints and causes. It's worth taking time to appreciate the numerous stain glass windows.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

The first cathedral we visited in France this year. And just like the others, very impressive. Wonderful stonework, magnificent stained glass ... It's not the most interesting of the French cathedrals, but if you fate to Saintes, definitely do not miss its visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jakub67
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