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Cathedrale St-Corentin

Pl. St-Corentin, Quimper, France
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Quimper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: This medieval Gothic cathedral is perhaps the city's most prominent architectural landmark.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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274 reviews 274 reviews
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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172 reviews 172 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Right in the centre, cannot miss it nor should you. We would recommend that you walk round and enjoy your visit.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Brilliant but slowly getting worn down visiting amazing churches in Europe. perhaps a trip to concarneau instead? lots of tourist shops (over priced> and good creperies.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is a typical RC cathedral but the stained glass windos are superb. You can spend a considerable amount of time trying to decipher the panels and then trying to follow the story through each panel in the window. The only thing that bemused me was that it closes for lunch! Not unusual for a tourist attraction but for a... More

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