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Cathedrale St-Jean

Place Gambetta, Rue de l'Horloge, Perpignan, France
04-68-51-33-72
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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English first
Seattle, Washington, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit when someone was playing the fantastic organ inside, the acoustics are amazing, I could have listened for hours. It's a beautiful, fairly typical cathedral with soaring ceilings, lots to look at, worth a visit. All of the information is in French, so if you don't read French and want to know the history you'll... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

as usual Cathedrals are always a must in the town you visit. this is not spectacular, but its word a visit. no longer that 30 min you cant miss it since as always in the center... do no miss the little market on weekends in the plaza near by.

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Leeds, UK
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120 reviews 120 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This building is surrounded by a maze of tightly packed streets, so the space within is utterly unexpected. Soaring pillars, enormous side rooms, fantastic paintings, giltwork, architecture. Well worth a visit, even if like me you're not religious

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recently restored, a quite typical South of France Cathedral. Take your time to visit its wide interior and do not forget its side Dévot Christ chapel as well as the next door Campo Santo unique in France

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Montseret, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The cathedral is a particular draw, much as Canterbury is in England. It is a beautiful place to visit, the facilities are fresh and pleasant and the staff warm and proud of their charge. We enjoyed every part of the experience and we are extremely happy to recommend Working this great attraction into your schedule is a pleasant must, you... More

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skibby
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35 reviews 35 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

the church is very old medieval and has a rough look with an open bell Tower. its decorates with golden ornaments.

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Paris, France
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773 reviews 773 reviews
418 attraction reviews
421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a very different style of church Don the outside and is amazing inside with little alcoves and beautiful stained glass. Serene to visit and very alive with service.

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Sheffield
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102 reviews 102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The external walls are partly constructed from big pebbles, taken from the nearby river. This alongside the red brick, gives this cathedral a distinctive and attractive facade, definitely worth a look. Inside is the usual baroque clutter you'll find in many a continental Catholic cathedral. Nothing wrong with that, if it floats your boat. But nothing special to see inside.

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North East
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

A slightly unusual cathedral with no side aisles, multiple chapels, and a magnificent cavaille coll organ halfway down the have. Many painted walls. Well worth a visit for both regular and casual cathedral visitors. Nice to get out of the sun too. :-)

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Cape Town, South Africa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When we entered this cathedral someone walked up to the organ and started playing the most beautiful music. It created such an air of serenity and peace in the church that we spent quite a bit of time there. Don’t walk past if you are in the area

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