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Cathedrale St-Pierre

6 bis rue Abbe-Marcel-Montels | Place St-Pierre, Montpellier, France (Ursulines)
04 67 66 04 12
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Ranked #12 of 40 attractions in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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265 reviews 265 reviews
182 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I really came here to rest my tired feet and for some time away from the sun, after a long walk around the city. I was pleasantly surprised by this well maintained building. It is the seat of the archbishops of Montpellier and whilst not as ornate as some other great cathedrals around France it has a beautifully simple Medieval... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
39 attraction reviews
549 helpful votes 549 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A much rebuilt cathedral with loud bells and a fabulous witches-hat portico! Cool on a hot day, too.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The cathedral, tucked out of the way in the historic city center, is distinguished by its twin towers rising above the surrounding buildings. It has a massive porch supported by two huge columns topped with Gothic towers, but the entrance is by a small door down the side of the building and where you can still see the marks of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I'm not sure how busy it can get at the Cathedrale, when we went we had it all to ourselves! It is a huge and breathtaking place, quite different to many other cathedrales I have visited. Beautiful stained glass, very peaceful, fantastic organ...would definately recommend.

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Diss, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This medieval Catholic cathedral was built in the 12th century as a church and elevated to cathedral status in the 16th. It has to gigantic columns outside the west door and, unusually for a building of this type has very small windows which makes the interior very cool and the world is left at the door. There is a beautiful... More

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University Heights, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very beautiful cathedral in the center of the old part of town. The outside is very unique and the inside is filled with little chapels.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is one of the many beautiful buildings in Montpellier, with its own unique style. When wandering around the city I came across this building, and it looks very nice both from the inside and the outside. Unfortunately when I was visiting there was some construction work going on to renovate the building, which kind of ruined the quiet and... More

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Other than the Comedie Opera house, I think this was the best piece of architecture in Montpellier's city center. Excellent castle like structure outside and beautiful inside with soaring celings, gorgeous stained glass and many intricate alcoves. Definitely worth the short walk to ge there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I attended a tour (in French) of the cathedral. It has a very interesting history and lovely stained glass windows. The light filtering in on a sunny day make it magical.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

It's lovely to just sit inside and to explore with lots to see. Ornate figures and no charge. Unless you want to light a candle which costs 1 or 2 euros, the usual. Very good and no charge visit.

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