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Cathedrale St. Sauveur

Address: Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: 04-42-23-45-65
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Seattle, WA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

St Sauver isn't bright and shiny, but is it a gem none the less. The exterior does't prepare you for how large it appears inside. The baptistry is grand and the cloister is lovely! You can walk through the Cathedral on your own, but tours are available. It seems that the Cloister is open/closed at different times. Sometimes the first... More 

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Blace, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Carm, wonderful proportions and beautiful. Just when you think of the time when buildings of this type were constructed you realise how much went into them!

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A mishmash of architectural styles. Pleasant and peaceful. Go to the gardens/cloister. Very lovely and relaxing. Worth seeing.

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Bordeaux, France
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178 reviews 178 reviews
70 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Really a well preserved Cathedrale. The paintings are wonderful, the side chapel demonstrates many of the functions of the old church. The Mass was exceptional with the Bishop and several priests for the service. Choir, while small was excellent.

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Monroe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Though the cathedral itself has been repaired at so many time periods its architectural appeal has diminished, the cloister withing (which you need to make a special tour to see) was well worth the walk and an hours stay if you crave beauty, peace gardening & sculpture.

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Hong Kong
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163 reviews 163 reviews
112 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Built from the 12th to 16th centuries, this old cathedral of modest size lies on an inconspicuous street and posed a mixture of architectural styles probably because of the span of time it was built and expanded. One can see a section of ancient walls, Roman columns and an antiquated baptistery. Look at the details and appreciate the craftsmanship and... More 

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Destin, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From the fifth century baptistery ther is a succession of architectural styles side by side in this interesting and ancient cathedral. Don't miss it!

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Brussels
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The cathedral is a curious building where all styles from the 5th to 17th century can be seen side by side. Loads of interesting statues both inside and on the facade, paintings, stained glass windows, triptychs, a lovely great wooden doorway, and a Gothic bell tower. But what makes this visit special is a tour of the Romanesque Cloisters, which... More 

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Solvang, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This lovely place is a must see/do if you visit Aix. While there are many beautiful churches in the town a Cathedral has special status. This one certainly did not disappoint! Take the time to explore and stop and reflect. There is such a feeling of grandeur in the soaring ceilings and the architecture!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We love to go into churches to say a prayer for our 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Hubby is Catholic...I'm Christian. Architecture, stain glass windows-it's all breathtaking.

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