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Cathedrale St. Sauveur

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Address: Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 04-42-23-45-65
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So old, so quietly lovely

It's wonderfully old, built on Roman site, added to over all the succeeding (Christian) centuries, unfortunately defaced during the Revolution, though added to again after that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Clinton, Louisiana

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Clinton, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's wonderfully old, built on Roman site, added to over all the succeeding (Christian) centuries, unfortunately defaced during the Revolution, though added to again after that. Spent a good hour in here looking around. The only drawback for English-speaking travelers is that nothing in the church is explained in English (on flyers, plaques on wall, tour guides, etc.)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very gloomy interior, but interesting divisions of space. Even though we went on a day that cloister tours were supposed to run, the visit was cancelled because of staff problems. Check before you go.

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Bedford UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What I liked the most about this Cathedral was the simplicity within. The mostly bare walls were refreshing and the cloister was very inspirational-a great reminder of the gospels and Christianity's colourful history. I particularly liked the garden and the olive tree, resplendent in the July sun! The atmosphere was one of ease and peace with a lovely bit of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While in Aix for the day, we visited the church. The baptistry is set off to the side - near one entrance - and is down several stairs. It appears this was originally designed as an immersion area and later converted to a more ceremonial element of the church. Otherwise, the church is for the most part what you would... More 

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Tielt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Quite surprisingly big once you're inside. Huge paintings and decorations, and as a young organist was rehearsing his skills, very pleasant atmosphere while we were there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This looks like a standard, very old Catholic church, with all its magnificent architecture and history. However, on the one side is a most interesting feature, a circular Baptistry, surrounded by Roman pillars. One gets the feeling that this is not Catholic, the standard type church. This site was an ancient site of pagan worship in Roman (probably even older)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a fascinating church with so many unusual features. The baptistery area using ancient Roman columns is very interesting.. For me the gem of the building is the beautiful and harmonious cloister which has a very peaceful atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful example of an early cathedral, tucked away at the side of the Place. Sit I the cool dimness and enjoy the light through stained glas as you are dwarfed by the gothic ceilings. Pay a euro, light a candle, and give thanks that you are here, now, experiencing a cathedral the way people have done for hundreds of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We didn't see the main church (the knave) as there was a Mass + christening taking place. Will do the full visit next time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It can't all be about the food and wine. This is a very nice church, centrally located, interesting art, altar ambience. Pause and count your blessings.

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Address: Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 04-42-23-45-65
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
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Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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