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Cathedrale St-Jean

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Address: Place Gambetta, Rue de l'Horloge, Perpignan, France
Phone Number: 04-68-51-33-72
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A small but spiritual spot

This is not the most impressive cathedral but a working church in a working class neighborhood with a spiritual feel. Nice not to be charged for a visit to a place of holiness.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Purchase, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is not the most impressive cathedral but a working church in a working class neighborhood with a spiritual feel. Nice not to be charged for a visit to a place of holiness.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

How come people do not talk about this cathedral ? It may look a little ordinary, perhaps even odd, on the outside; but inside it is wonderful. The individual chapels are all stunning, the stained glass is excellent, and it even has a spooky tomb. A must-see if you are in Perpignan.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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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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