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Cathedrale St-Etienne

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Address: Place St-Etienne, 31000, Toulouse, France
Phone Number: 05-61-52-03-82
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juxtaposed cathedral

As you stand outside the cathedral, you find it rather odd. This is due to the juxtaposition of buildings which have been brought down or left half-constructed. These were erected... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you stand outside the cathedral, you find it rather odd. This is due to the juxtaposition of buildings which have been brought down or left half-constructed. These were erected in the 11th, 17th and 20th century. As you enter the cathedral, it has a very strange, puzzling effect : instead of an altar, you see a big column. The... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

an impressive consstruction, this gothic cathedrale, with its high columns. And kind of a weird constrution also, as the entrance part (built earlier) does not fit with the main part of the church. instead of being built in a straight line, it is shifted to the side. I did not find out why, as nothing about it was at display.

Thank r0landbrunner
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Under restoration, looks large and impressive from the outside, didn't see inside unfortunately. Easily accessible from the centre of Cahors.

Thank robertika
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Nice historic, nice places around. The Cathedral is the only church of Toulouse to have preserved its original stained glass windows dating from the fourteenth century to the oldest. It has an altarpiece by Gervais Drouet 16705. We find that the same statutory "Pietà" in raimondine nave which also houses the baptismal font. The Gothic nave is surrounded by 15... More 

Thank Marcos C
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This cathedral is an odd place, which makes it worth visiting. It has a rather plain southern gothic nave.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

At present, September 2015 the Cathedral is closed to the public for renovation. You can just see it from outside and is still amazing. Nice patio in front full of peace, people go there sit, talk, eat or even sleep in the grass. After the renovation it should be great.

Thank 27Ruben27
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

this church is an incredible anomaly. A beautiful, austere basilica church in the front, and the a gothic church was attached at the altar, but off center, so that when you walk into the basilica, you see a massive column rather than an altar. the newer church is under renovation so hard to get the whole feeling. you need to... More 

Thank Ginna W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cathedral is under construction, but still blissful in its beauty. Really superb artwork, great paintings and ceilings. Once it’s finished with restorations will be superb.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Just a block away from our apartment was the Cathedrale St. Etienne. This beautiful mis-shaped cathedral is full of life, there were many locals visiting this place to pray and experience the peace in the heart of the city. In the evenings, we would sit outside and watch the local dog walkers let their dogs play in the grass. We... More 

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Novato, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Usually the cathedral is the premier church in any city, but in Toulouse the church to visit is the Basilique St Sernin. The cathedral compares poorly to cathedrals in other cities, and it looks like it was designed by committee.

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