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Cathedrale St-Pierre

Address: 6 bis rue Abbe-Marcel-Montels | Place St-Pierre, Montpellier, France (Ursulines)
Phone Number: 04 67 66 04 12
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Ranked #8 of 34 Attractions in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Umea, Sweden
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My personal favourite among the historic sights in Montpellier is undoubtedly Cathedrale Saint Pierre (Saint Peter). The gothic Church was founded 1364 belonging to the Saint Benoit Monastery, but in 1536 it was elevated to a cathedral when the bishop of Maguelone transferred to Montpellier. The Cathedral was heavily damaged during the Wars of Religion and needed to be rebuilt... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is such a joy to enter this historic building.There are some really beautiful stain glass windows.Great tranquil atmosphere.The ceiling is also good, and it was nice to enter into the cool atmosphere , when it was so hot outside.You cannot help being affected by the reverence of this beautiful cathedral.

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well worth a walk to get to, and see the superb architecture. The cathedral is attached to other buildings housing museums of art and anatomy.

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Paris, France
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21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We visited this cathedral, which resembles a castle, during the French cultural days and so we were able to climb the bell tower for free. Amazing view and experience. Highly recommended.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I adore old churches, so while many have described Cathedral St-Pierre as gloomy, I really appreciated the ambience. From outside, it's so big it's difficult to try fit into the camera frame, and the architecture is a bit more plain than other cathedrals. Inside, however, visitors are allowed to sit and meditate or look around, albeit following the cathedral's rules... More 

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South Yorkshire, England
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191 reviews 191 reviews
52 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fine building in an interesting part of town. But as so often, somewhat gloomy and not particularly attractive

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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67 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Medical college next door and its courtyard, when open, also make for some great photo opportunities.The labyrinthine streets around the Cathedral make for an exciting tour around the most curious parts of Montpellier. Lots of high quality gift shops and small cafes reside in this area, but the building itself is imposing and strikingly bare. If you are visiting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

An amazing set of stained glass windows in a spectacular space, though the stonework is quite simple and austere by comparison with many cathedrals. Not so sure about the porch, which to me looks a little bizarre and out of proportion with the rest of the structure. Has the rather sombre atmosphere of French Catholic churches, but well worth a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Another impressive cathedral in France, visited this on a day trip to Montpellier, i found it agreat place to walk round and very atmospheric

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is very impressive even when you see the photos of Cathedrale St-Pierre, imagine the feeling to stand before its entrance. Very close to the city center, you should definitely visit it. Very useful during a rainy day. Nowadays, the Faculty of Medicine is situated within this Cathedrale (you can see the signs).

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