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Cathedrale St-Louis (La)

Place de Verdun, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Ranked #21 of 27 Attractions in La Rochelle
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
91 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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