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Cathedrale St-Etienne

Place de la Cathedrale, Limoges, France
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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Limoges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit while someone was practising various organ pieces. A large cathedral but also one that seems welcoming.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Limoges is a city divided in two for the tourist and also served by two tourist offices. The cathedral is large, airy although somewhat dark inside. It is an attractive building, conveniently placed next to the Beaux Arts Museum. Inside the cathedral there is a statue of a black Madonna and although one can buy a photo of it, there... More

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Burnham, Essex
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This cathedral has had a long and chequered history, affected by various medieval upheavals and religious wars. Although not one of the largest French cathedrals, the height of the nave is impressive, but our abiding impression is of the movingly peaceful atmosphere inside.

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Dennes Point, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Certainly a 'must " for people visiting Limoges. The history of the cathedral, the stained glass windows and the atmosphere requires you to be moved by the beauty of this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

somebeautiful some cathedrals are so over the top and garish but this church was beautiful and elegant, even if you are not catholic this place is really worth the visit.

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Newport, S.wales
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116 reviews 116 reviews
19 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Outside recently refurbished and it sits well within the cathedral quarter. Very catholic with gaudy decoration. Solemn,moving for some and free.

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