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Cathedrale St-Etienne

Place St-Etienne, 31000 Toulouse, France
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Ranked #15 of 56 Attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Byblos, Lebanon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful Cathedral from in and out...you should definitely go there while in Toulouse if you are a fan of architecture and enjoy visiting cathedrals

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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126 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Approached it from the little fountained square to the west. The front is very ornate but looks as if it ought be an interior feature. Once inside you find the nave is only a chapel because some time later it was decided to start all over again and you take a zig-zag into the nave proper. The style is pure... More

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219 reviews 219 reviews
148 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

What makes this cathedral interesting are its odd external and internal features, which are due to the fact that it is a combination of two otherwise incomplete churches.

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This Cathedral is a hybrid of one section from the 11? century to which they have stuck a full on Gothic section. Amazing because they don't quite line up. Absolutely fascinating place to visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
54 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited here on our last full day in Toulouse, as someone who loves churches, again this was an amazing building, very serene and calming, well worth a visit

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This really is a wonder and worth a visit. We spent an hour here having a really good look and it was worth every second.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is worth a visit, it provides a real life challenge that old cathedrals face. Not all have the funding to be restored. It also shows how in the past, these large churches relied on the donations of the elite for stain glass etc... worth a visit.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Probably the nicest in Toulouse, amazing interior sculptures, and a nice garden, it's definitely worth a stop.

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Blagnac, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you are visiting Toulouse make the time to visit this beautiful Cathedral just a short walk away from the busy François Verdier metro stop and served by many of the excellent bus services in the Greater Toulouse Area run by Tisséo. I timed it beautifully as there was no service in progress so I could visit the various side... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The cathedral of Toulouse is not the most impressive church in the city. (I'd recommend the Basilica of St Sernin and the Couvent des Jacobins much more highly.) It was started and then restarted on a different axis - I think that they intended to demolish what had previously been built. The exterior result is startling from the front and... More

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