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Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms

Place du Palais, Avignon, France
04-90-86-81-01
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Ranked #8 of 35 attractions in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The 12th century Cathedrale de Notre-Dame des Doms was originally Romanesque in style, but following the creation of the Papal Palace, the church was... more »
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

good for walking around and taking photos. didnt go inside, but outside look is good enough, the view during sunset is also beautiful

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not able to enter the Church as renovations are being done but this is a beautiful structure and stands right next to the Palais des Papes

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It is an opportunity that costs nothing to view this massive building and gardens. Takes up a couple of blocks.The beauty of the site just makes you feel serene. Stop and rest!

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Panama City, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Several of the churches I planned on seeing in Provence were closed. This was one of them. Very disappointing, as it was a reputed to be Black Madonna church and I had made a special effort to visit Avignon. I hope I can return to France again before I die. The outside of the Dom was very imposing. It is... More

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Montijo, Portugal
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26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This cathedral stands just on the left side of the Palais du Popes and you'll easily reconize it for the gilded image of the Virgin on the top of the church. The entrance has no fee and the church is opened from about 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The church as it is today is dated from the XII century... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Build mostly in the 12th century it has great architectural features. The mausoleum of Pope John XII is a beautiful work which deserves admiration. A nice retreat for getting away from the crowds for a little silence and peace.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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17 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I prayed here on my first trip to Avignon and had my favors answered. I keep coming back. It's a special place for me :)

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Bucharest, Romania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

we entered more to escape from the heat, but we also appreciated the silence and peace we found here, apart from the crowds outside

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Gweek Cornwall
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

perfect to pop in just to chill out as it is quite cool. free entry apart from the quite abundant and apparently obligatory beggars

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A wonderful experience of early Christianity! The church is very old & fits in with Avignon and the surrounds. I just marvel at the history.

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