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Cathedrale St-Corentin

Pl. St-Corentin, Quimper, France
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Quimper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: This medieval Gothic cathedral is perhaps the city's most prominent architectural landmark.
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Well worth an easy climb. Start at the tourist office and take the sloping path up past the Chateau d'Eau and on to the Promenade. A different view of this magnificent building from peaceful surroundings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A beautiful monument in the heart of the historical quarters of Quimper. I was in awe of the refine, rich beauty inside.I loved the stain glass windows & the gardens outside of this jewel monument. If you want to know more, then I would recommend the guided tour, a must. I did and learned so much of its hidden mystic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Should you find yourself in or close to Quimper, and you have a little time to spare, a visit to this magnificent cathedral is strongly recommended. You can't miss it. It stands right in the centre of the city and the steeples are very visible landmarks. Externally, the architecture is quite superb. Enter, stand inside the front door, take in... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I suspect not as well known as some other cathedrals but don't miss this one. Beautiful stained glass windows and look at the fine detail on the stone. Unmissable!!

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city island, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

this is where it all starts--the heart of Quimper--there is an exposition inside showing the evolution of christianity --quite interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The 15th and 16th century stained glass windows are particularly fine. There are willing guides and loads of information in many languages.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We realised near the end of our walk around the cathedral that we had walked past little pieces of saints! YES real saints bits of bones. We were amazed at the detail of maps and the such on the wall outside and some amazing stain glass windows - we could make direct comparison to Canterbury as we live near by... More

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Dubai, UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Be sure to check out the cathedral, particularly its oddly curved nave. Currently displaying a Catholic timeline of human history which is very interesting...

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

the day we were in Quimper, beautiful sunny Saturday and there were two weddings, and also a music festival in the grounds of the Cathedral. Some beautiful statues

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We travelled from north Brittany coast to visit this Cathedral and as expected the outside was stunning. The grandeur & architecture what you expect from a French Cathedral it looked amazing then came the shock closed at lunchtime. A thing we most love about France is that wherever you go big city or isolated village the churches are always open... More

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