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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 14 Attractions in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
45 helpful votes 45 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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766 reviews 766 reviews
418 attraction reviews
413 helpful votes 413 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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41 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Edgware, London
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This cathedral has a very nice interior, you should also visit the chapel which has a crucifixion behind the alter, it really shows the pain and suffering of Christ. You need to go close to get the full effect.

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Perpignan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Now that the renovations are completed it is certainly worth a visit. Situated in the centre of Perpignan dating back to the 11th century.

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Gloucester
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32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The cathedral is a typical catholic one with large ornate side chapels and main altar. It was quiet and peaceful and worth going into.

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