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St Vincent Cathedral

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Address: Place J de Chantillon, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: 0299408231
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Historic Church w WWII interest ....

Conveniently located right in town amongst the ancient buildings. Cartier buried here, so he may have attended Mass here also. Literally destroyed during the bombardments... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
David B L
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly ordinary cathedral with some nice stained glass. Quite disappointing in a way. Most interesting were the original remains of the old Romanesque church immediately out side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Conveniently located right in town amongst the ancient buildings. Cartier buried here, so he may have attended Mass here also. Literally destroyed during the bombardments / barrages of WWII, the church was faithfully reconstructed using original parts as available. The stained glass windows are marvelous. Steeped in history. Enjoy...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The Cathedral is rather quaint and small. It's under repairs so the Blessed Sacrament was not in there when we were there. Nevertheless, it was a nice quick stopover. Interesting individuals buried inside e.g., Jacques Cartier, one of the discoverers of New France aka Canada. In there lies St. Celestine too. There's a small side entrance, which might not necessarily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Tis Cathedral's construction began in 1146. It is a dark Cathedral, but there you can find the tumb of Jacques Cartier, the discoverer of Canada, specially the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec and Montreal, who was born in Saint malo. The church was bombed in 1944, so it was reconstructed

Thank Carolina B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We found the Cathedral while walking around the old city of St Malo. After we walked in we noticed the beautiful stained glass windows.

Thank Karen S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were very impressed by the beauty of this cathedral that was very damaged by the german bombings during WWII and took 28 years to rebuild. The stained glass is gorgeous, and we were very impressed by the contrast of the old cathedral with the very modern bronze altar, that looks like it could have been designed by Dali or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

You won't miss anything by bypassing this. Nothing to write home about. The only good thing it provided was getting out of the rain. Pleasant enough to spend a few moments. But after some of the other churches we visited in Brittany, this is low on the list.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A mixture of architecturally styles. Very well restored after the extensive damage caused by bombing at the end of WWII. Impressive stained glass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We recently visited the cathedral in St Malo. from the outside it is not much to see, but inside it is a revelation of the most beautiful stained glass, especially the Rose window. Well worth seein.

Thank Stew-46
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Worth a look if you're in Saint-Malo. Peaceful and serene place of worship with great architecture and stained glass. Work was being carried out on the stone work internally and observing the extent of this makes you appreciate the original stone masonry all the more.

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