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Cathedrale St-Etienne

Address: Place de la Cathedrale, Limoges, France
Phone Number: 05-55-34-53-81
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Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Limoges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A beautiful cathedral. One of the most breathtaking sights in limoges. It is a little dark inside and a little chilly so bring a coat or a sweater. The church was decorated for Christmas and simply divine.

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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This cathedral is very severe in the Gothic, but the stained glass windows are beautiful. Worth a visit.

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Hebden, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Interesting cathedral with al lot of history,quite forbidding feel about it but one of the must does when visiting Limoges

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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It's always amazing when entering a Cathedral like this . So much history and culture to absorb and take in. We spent ages looking at everything and learning about a place we stumbled upon by accident

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A very interesting cathedral in a lovely old part of Limoges. Lots of interesting gargoyles on the outside of the cathedral and a fifteen minute walk around inside to admire the beauty of the stained glass windows. Signs inside were all in French but a leaflet in English and other languages would be great to appreciate the history of the... More 

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Lovely building with lots of history. I enjoyed the lovely stained glass and the paintings in the chapels. Built on an old pagan site..it doesn't quite face east. The gardens surrounding the cathedral are worth a visit also.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited cathedral during a hot June day. Despite being busy with many visitors including school parties the cathedral remains a serene play either to visit or worship in. Gothic in origin it is certainly worth a visit which can be incorporated with a visit to the botanic gardens which are adjacent as is the musee L'Eveche.

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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

One could say, well it's just another cathedral but if you love architectural nuances it shouldn't be missed. Actually you can't really because it is centrally located and certainly stands out. Art lovers will also get their money worth (entry is free of course) with some renaissance works and frescoes in the Romanesque crypt. Definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

You cant miss this building.You can see it on the skyline as you approach it.Inside ther is a rather musty air.If you are impressed by cathederals then i am sure this will impress you.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This should definitely be the #1 place to visit in Limoges, as it looks amazing from all sides. As mentioned by others, around the cathedral there is a nice quiet and peaceful atmosphere, and it's easy to spend a relaxed afternoon around the cathedral, just enjoying the views and the atmosphere. If you are visiting Limoges and you only have... More 

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