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Cathedrale St. Sauveur

Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, Aix-en-Provence, France
04-42-23-45-65
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The Cathedral de Saint-Sauveur dates to thirteenth century and offers an interesting mix of styles including a largely Gothic structure, a... more »
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Was lucky enough to visit during organ rehearsal in preparation for Bach recital - sitting in the choir stalls, the power and vibration of this amazing instrument were unforgettable. Beautiful Frev

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stopped in Aix-en-Provence on a way from Nice to Avignon; and it was worth it. Cathedrale St. Sauveur is one of the best churches I have seen in Europe, very impressive.

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A long time ago I stood in a European cathedral not unlike Cathedral Saint-Sauveur and knew that if there was any doubt about the existence of God..there wasn't anymore. A beautiful example of gothic and renaissance architecture. Just look up. See if you can spot the beautiful gothic art among the renaissance..Hint.. it's near the baptismal pool. Enjoy!

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Craiova, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Visiting Cathedral SAINT SAVEUR makes you start thinking about the place and role of human beings on this earth .... a feeling of indescribable include you when the light filtered by impressive stained glass covers you ...overhelming..

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A trip to Aix without visting the Cathedral would be incomplete. The interior of the cathederal is a magnificent exhibit of a well maintained ancient cathederal. Many murals on the walls, the ceilings are splendid examples of Gothic structure and the organ! What a beautiful musical instrument, both physically and in sound production. We were fortunate enough to hear the... More

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Marchington, Uttoxeter, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A very nice cathedral with many very old parts. The cloisters can be visited but on a guided tour. It is easy to find and can easily be done on a walking tour of the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The first Cathedral I saw with a mix of styles under one roof. You need to ensure you are there before noon as it closes from 12pm to 2pm.

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Buffalo, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Some think that if you've seen one cathedral, you've seen them all; but I'm not one who believes that in any way. But there is nothing truly exceptional about this cathedral except maybe its age. The artwork is plentiful, but much of it seems in need of cleaning or restoration. Further, there is little in the way of signage for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

At first, the inside of this cathedral seems rather underwhelming but wander round and you'll see a lovely triptych of King René and his wife on each side with the Virgin and child in a burning bush in the centre panel. King René was one of the most enlightened kings of Provence. There is also a very unusual triumphal arch... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

this was included in the old Aix city tour. History of church is fascinating...has a painting by Van Gogh's teacher while he was in Paris for a short time. Van Gogh lasted only a short time...you can see by the differences in style. The teacher was stuck in classic style... The cloisters were also very interesting. All in all, would... More

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