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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Destin, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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76 helpful votes 76 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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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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Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

St Sauveur Cathedral is a beautiful mostly Gothic/Romanesque building built between the fifth and fifteenth centuries. While the interior is lovely with its fifth century Merovingian Baptistry and exquisite fifteenth century Burning Bush Triptych, our reason for coming was the glorious twelfth century Romanesque cloister. It is generally locked but we arrived about 11 and asked about a tour. A... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had planned on visiting the Cathedral during our stay in Aix, but organised daily trips meant it would be in the evening. We arrived around 1830hrs and had a look at the beautiful building. There were a number of people gathered, obviously a choir, readying themselves to sing. We sat quietly at the back of the Cathedral, thinking how... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A group of us walked the streets of Aix en Provence and came across this MOST BEAUTIFUL cathedral. The architecture is simple stunning from every angle. If you visit this city, be sure to put this on your list of stops.

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Innsbruck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Take a moment to look at the beauty of the stained glass and huge paintings. This small cathedral captures the best of France's classical and edgy spirit. A little bit of modern scupture in the alters with powerfully traditional painting surrounding. A gift to the heavens.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A definite "must see" when visiting Aix en Provence. Located in the heart of the Old Town, the cathedral has lots of history and lots of character. Definitely an interesting place to spend an hour or so.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This cathedral is wonderful. At the moment I step foot inside, I feel that sacredness and spirituality that I feel when I walk into any cathedral. It is well-kept and absolutely stunning inside. Definitely visit here if you go to Aix, but remember that if you're going to talk, in order to sustain the sacredness, please whisper! :)

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