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Cathedrale St-Jean

Address: Place Gambetta, Rue de l'Horloge, Perpignan, France
Phone Number: 04-68-51-33-72
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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836 reviews 836 reviews
443 attraction reviews
453 helpful votes 453 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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