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Cathedrale St-Etienne

Place St-Etienne, 31000 Toulouse, France
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Ranked #13 of 42 Attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The cathedral St Etienne was built between the 13th and 17th centuries. There is a mixture of architectural styles and the result is an unusual mixture of designs and shapes. An enormous building, the cathedral is interesting to visit, but some internal parts seem to be in desperate need of renovation. The cathedral is located a little way from the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

People do rave about St Sernin, but the cathedral is absolutely delightful and most unusual. Its surroundings are also appealing, and the interior deserves close examination.

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Byblos, Lebanon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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185 reviews 185 reviews
156 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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148 attraction reviews
473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
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
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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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25 helpful votes 25 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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