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Cathedrale St-Pierre

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Address: 6 bis rue Abbe-Marcel-Montels | Place St-Pierre, Montpellier, France
Phone Number: 04 67 66 04 12

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Exterior better than the interior.

I really like to visit places of worship wherever I go in the world so I was keen to see this cathedral. The outside was impressive - big arches stretch out into a relatively... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I really like to visit places of worship wherever I go in the world so I was keen to see this cathedral. The outside was impressive - big arches stretch out into a relatively small street. The interior was slightly strange (although maybe I went at the wrong time of day). There weren't any lights on so it was fairly... More 

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Edgware, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I together with other members of our tour group attended Christmas Day Mass here. It is also worthwhile visiting when there is no service in order to look at the large organ and the side chapels.

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Umea, Sweden
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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