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Notre Dame de Boulogne

2, Parvis Notre-Dame, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
03 21 80 44 04
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: This 19th-century cathedral sits above the longest crypt in France.
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant accoustics. An absolutely stunning altar. Beautiful wooden sculpture of King David playing his harp. Certainly worth a visit. Stand under the 83m high dome which dominates the sky line of Boulogne-sur-mer. Pythag (Epsom)

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Big church inside the town walls in desperate need of repairs. There are some areas inside cordoned off, giving impression of some emergency work being undertaken, but at the same time it seems like no-one ever worked behind those ropes... Signposting tourist route between those works would make big difference. But still definitelly worth visit, even if only to stand... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The famous dome was blocked off so we were unable to see this but I can imagine it would be well worth the visit. The rest of the church looked like a builder's hard.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The old city is where you want to visit in this city. This church is under going restoration, but in it's form is still very nice to see. This is how many churches look like, before they are restored. A most beautiful dome, is at the front side of the cathedral. The ground are undergoing restoration, but you can walk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I thought this was well worth the walk up the hill. it is an impressive building. It is in need of some renovations but was charming nonetheless. The dome inside is beautiful and the statues dotted around really convey the maritime connection. I really liked the hand saved from a statue in the French Revolution. It's free, though donations very... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

As usually happens when we try to visit a cathedral (anywhere in the world, not just France!) part, or all of it, is undergoing repair. On this occasion, only workmen could enter either the main building or the crypt, so we were completely out of luck. It looks impressive from the outside and when viewed from the ramparts walk though....

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

It's the most well known landmark of Boulogne-sur-Mer. It's situated on top of the hill in old town, wherever you're in Boulogne-sur-Mer, you can see it from distance. It's old, big, rundown. I guess it needs serious renovation. Probably it's not " must see ", specially for whom not really into visiting churches or interested in architectures, but if you're... More

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Skegness
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

After many visits to Boulogne, at last got to l'Eglise. There was the usual 'closed for lunch' notice, but the door was open and others were going in. Fantastic dome, and a beautiful church. There is a major restauration of the crypt underway. The Rue de Lille area is worth walking around, being the heart of the old town.

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medway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Worth a visit when visiting this area but it is quite tatty and is in need of renovation. Tie it in with a visit to the chateau

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Needs major refurb, but interesting history and amazing design for the year i was built. Only draw back was in typical French fashion everyone had gone to lunch for the 12.30 - 1530 normal lunch hour so no one was around to answer questions

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