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Cathedrale St-Louis (La)

Place de Verdun, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Ranked #21 of 26 Attractions in La Rochelle
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The exterior of this huge chunk of a building belies the beautiful interior. With vibrant stained glass windows and imposing paintings and ceilings, it is worth taking a look. Pay a few coins for a leaflet if you don't read French fluently (and it helps alleviate the guilt of looking around for free) - avoid falling into the trap that... More

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New York City, New York
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247 reviews 247 reviews
91 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is not a Medieval Cathedral: open, airy and bright. It's understandable how it could help people transcend to the Divine.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Be sure to stop by and light a candle in memory of loved ones. Beautiful Cathederal with many great pieces of art throughout.

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Uxbridge, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Located in the heart of the old port of La Rochelle, St. Louis Cathedrale is worth a visit. Beautiful stained glass and some information of the Knights Templar.

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Dublin
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33 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

While plain on the outside it has its masterpeices on the inside. The painted ceilings in the side chapels are superb as is the stone carving. Well worth a visit with excellent explanatory panels dotted around (all in French admittedly, but hey, you're in France - what do you expect?).

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san francisco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Nice church but the shipwreck painting and other seagoing artifacts are wonderful and not like anything we had ever seen

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