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Address: Place de Verdun, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Beautiful Gothic Cathedral

The Cathedral of La Rochelle is right in the center of town, near the market place and the town hall. Entrance is free and it has some nice stained glass windows. Make sure you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Norristown, PA
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Awestruck. Simply overwhelmed by the attention to detail in this place. Always worth going into these places and spending 5 minutes to reflect on it. You can understand why these places stand the test of time. Awesome!

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Norristown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Cathedral of La Rochelle is right in the center of town, near the market place and the town hall. Entrance is free and it has some nice stained glass windows. Make sure you are there in the afternoon to get the best sunlight on the front of the Cathedral.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

the cathedral itself is very grand, not so impressive and under restauration. However, on the back side through the side entrance there is the most charming chapel inside the cathedral, La Chapelle de la Vierge. Sitting there and just enjoying the orace of the moment is a delight. Worth the visit.

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Bridgetown, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A fairly austere building in the process of being renovated on the exterior but once inside some of the most beautiful religious paintings I have seen, quite moving.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We found the Cathedrale St-Louis to about average. Not worth more than a few minutes. The outside has major work going on. The interior has been done.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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 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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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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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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