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Cathedrale St-Corentin

Pl. St-Corentin, Quimper, France
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Quimper
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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Accrington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

this really is a beautiful old building there is lots of detail all around the cathedral. we took a trip around Quimper and the guide gave us lots of information and history as we passed it,

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Disney World, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Make a wish and a promise, Get your wish and pay your promise Or have bad luck then-after Santik Du never fails You will find a spot to drop off your promise (food, cash) on the far right

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The cathedral’s best asset is the location snugly nestled among older building in the heart of Quimper. The outside rivals most French cathedrals we have seen, but the inside is rather plain. There was a quaint crèche with Breton figures in addition to some lovely stained-glass windows. Right next door is a tripadvisor-neglected museum, the Musée Départemental Breton, which boasts... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This church is a spiritual place, even though it is a bit dark inside. The architecture was interesting and the stained-glass windows sparkled on a sunny day. There is a wonderfully crabby woman (somehow she thought that I shouldn't take her picture) outside the front door making lace.

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Stevenage
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

There was plenty to see and lots of useful information. A time line of the christian era, which seems to be kept bang up to date, was of particular interest. A facsimiles in A4 format was a worthwhile souvenir.

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London
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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Splendid granite gothic cathedral which has been well restored. Lovely stained glass for amateurs but the architectural interest is the strange bend between the nave and the chancel. Too much communion wine for the architects perhaps?

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Paignton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Plenty of services if you wish to attend. Very ornate building. Surprised not more info or an English book on the building.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Excellent stained glass windows here and certainly worth visiting if in Quimper. There were guides to show you around but we just walked ourselves. It was busy with groups when we visited today, 4 July 2013.

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Bromley
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I know you can get both Chateau'd / Cathedralled-out, but Quimper's Cathedral is unusual (see for yourself). It is well worth a visit.

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