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St Vincent Cathedral

Place J de Chantillon, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Saint-Malo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely stained glass windows. A welcome calm in the centre of St Malo. Worth a visit. Wander round and cool down on hot days. Pause for thought. Very tranquil.

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belton,tx
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited the old city on a day trip from Jersey- all in all a great trip and the Cathedral was a beautiful sight to see.Very accessible, beautiful statues and stained glass.Very cool. Worth a visit if in the area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In contrast to the bustling streets of Saint Malo's IntraMuros the cathedral is majestic and calm inside. I would recommend taking the time to visit and admire the extraordinary detail and beautifully decorated cathedral.

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ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Admission is free. At first it looks somewhat gloomy, but this serves to highlight the restored stain glass windows or should I say the replacements installed after war damage. These are in modern art style and work surprisingly well in an old building. The altar is special and the old pulpit with winding staircase evokes sounds of stirring French sermons.... More

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London
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The cathedral is attractive and unusual in having had to be built on three levels. Because of the war most of it (including the stained glass) is modern but it is an antidote to so many gloomy cathedrals. Four stars a bit generous but could not give half a star less.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Severely damaged in 1944 following the D-Day landings, this cathedral was extensively rebuilt and reconsecrated in 1972. The major feature has to be the stained glass which gives the cathedral a modern feel (think Coventry cathedral). Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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SFO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Except for the city wall, most of St Malo looks better from a distance, including this cathedral. From up close, it's not as impressive. The cathedral looks good to embellish the city but as a stand alone, it's not worth the trouble to go inside unless you just happen to be walking by.

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plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

beautiful stain glass windows incorporating some old/original glass with post war contemporary altar window

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Nice as cathedrals go, but the stained glass is jarringly modern. I like the body of St Celestine being there - but chose not to attend any of the Christmas celebrations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

A place to rest and consider all that you have seen. Beautiful stained glass. I went there each day I was in St Malo

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