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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 12 Attractions in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Paris, France
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748 reviews 748 reviews
410 attraction reviews
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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North East
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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 helpful votes 5 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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Delmar, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Took in a Latin mass one Sunday. Beautiful chapels along each side of the large impressive Cathedral. Plenty of candles to light.

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uk
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

This cathedral in perpignan beatuiful and worth a visit even for non religious people. There was a christening in when we arrived. The architecture is breathtaking. Good way to spend some time

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Preparations for a wedding were in full swing. The organist was playing and practising some songs. Women in their best frocks bringing in armfuls of flowers. Each of the half dozen or so churches we visited during our trip to Roussilon was different from the others and this was no exception. As usual we were amazed at the history of... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Nice place to pop not if you are walking around the city centre. As expected, lots of gilded carvings and statues - not easy to interpret but i guess it is a cathedral, not a tourist attraction after all..

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