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Cathedrale St-Etienne

Place de la Cathedrale, Limoges, France
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Limoges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
70 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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563 reviews 563 reviews
382 attraction reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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147 helpful votes 147 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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