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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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Wichita, Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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56 helpful votes 56 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Not to miss this beautiful gothic Cathedral. Also check the music events that happen there, at very affordable prices.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Modern altarpieces were striking with the ancient architecture. Lovely stained glass, Roman columns in the baptspistry.

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral with fantastic paintings, stained glass, and cloisters. The day we were there a lady was practicing the organ so we were treated to a performance while quietly meandering through the cathedral. Great for picture taking.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a must see while in Aix. It is a spectacular example of mixed era architecture. Check for seasonal concerts during the summer at no additional expense.

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folkestone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not much in the way of decorations inside, but the building itself is imposing and there is a preserved much older baptismal basin enclosure to the right as you go in. This was probably the most interesting part in my eyes - look out for the remains of the roman mosaics...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I should start by saying that Aix is among my favourite towns. The Cathedral is at the heart of Aix and while it is not the world's most beautiful cathedral it mirrors the history of Aix revealing Roman origins and then changes through history from this time. Viewed as part of an urban landscape I find it especially lovely surrounded... More

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