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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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Holden, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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24 helpful votes 24 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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44 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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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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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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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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