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Cathedrale St-Front

Place de la Clautre, Perigueux, France
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Perigueux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Los Angeles
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Spending a month in the Perigord allows one to visit many villages and towns in the area. Perigueux has a great history, and a great Cathedral. We happened to stop in while a full service was going on, on a Sunday afternoon. In the stark interiors, with soaring ceilings and very little decoration, there was a great feeling of design... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What a beautiful building steeped in history. Inside the carved wooden feature, costs 50c to light up but well worth it. Details of the renovation that has taken place are very interesting. Just sit and listen to the organist for a while!

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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can see this place from everywhere in town. It's a nineteenth century restoration of something medieval and impressive if you like the style of the Sacre Coeur in Paris - same architect. Some nice details though and definitely worth a look in.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very like Sacre Coeur in style, there was an organ concert just finishing, and the music enhanced the atmosphere beautifully. The Cathedral is one of the points for pilgrims travelling the pilgrim route to St Jacques de Compostelle.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The outside of this Cathedral is stunningly beautiful and a real site to behold, especially from a distance. The inside is much more modest and a little disappointing visually in comparison to its grand exterior. However, l would still recommend a visit if you are in Perigueux and interested in historical monuments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This cathedral with its five domes is a sight to behold from the outside. To best appreciate it as a whole one should observe from afar (best from the other side of the river). The interior is a minimally decorated space, impressive in magnitude and structure, but not as much in terms of art and furnishings.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a lovely day in Perigueux during our 10 day vacation in SW France. Lovely old Town with loads to see .

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This Cathedral is well worth visiting when in Perigueux. It is an unusual design and full of character. Spend some time in this sacred space and enjoy the quietness of the Cathedral.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This cathedrale has a stunning set of cupolas and a campanile with many different aspects from the narrow streets of this old part of town. Its interior is much more modest but there is some very attractive modern glass, some of which, is delightfully understated.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This cathedral is beautiful both in and outside. It is huge, and has a number of small chapels around the sides which was unexpected. There is a guide in several languages for a very small charge...20 cents which helps hugely your understanding of how and when it was constructed and the various changes that have occurred during the centuries. There... More

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