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Cathedrale Sainte Marie

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Address: Rue Arnaud de Moles, Auch, France
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Beautiful cathredral!

Such a beautiful cathedral! The history behind this building explains how the design of the building changed over 200+ years- very interesting! Of course the interior is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
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Vacaville, California
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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Such a beautiful cathedral! The history behind this building explains how the design of the building changed over 200+ years- very interesting! Of course the interior is beautifully decorated. It's amazing the detail they could do such a long time ago.

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Parramatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

To many like myself, a stereotypical monk is either a bald headed Chinese guy who knows kung-fu or a fat bearded guy who drinks wine & is kinda creepy around kids, either one, I thought they’re supposed to live simple lives, however judging by the outrageous lavishness of the choir room at the Cathedrale Sainte Marie in Auch you could... More 

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L'Isle-en-Dodon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Cathedrale Sainte Marie is not to be missed if you are visiting Southwest France. The stained glass is worth the visit. The choir stalls of the cathedral are amazing There are also some marble sculptures at the front of the choir that were sculpted by students of Michael Angelo. When I first saw this sculpture I though it was a... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Auch cathedral is a fine example of 200 years of style changes from basic Gothic right through to Renaissance architecture. The stained-glass windows are magnificent but the real highlight is the choir stalls (costs a couple of euros to get in but well worth the investment). These choir stalls are ornately carved from heart of oak detailing various biblical events,... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to see the cathedral which had a very high quality of stain glass windows and choir room with intricate wood carvings (2 euros adult entry , children go free) . Must spend at least 45-60 minutes to explore the cathedral and do justice to the monument . Plenty of cafes in front of the cathedral , there... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wonderful examples of both to see inside. There are free laminated information sheets. It is only 2 euros to see the carvings and it is well worth doing that.

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Creon-d'Armagnac, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The beautiful cathedral is visible along the hillside as you enter Auch, and is wonderful to see lit up at night! After years of renovation, the scaffolding has come down and now is well worth the wait to see the beauty of this medieval architectural masterpiece! After having lunch in the central square, I took my time with the cathedral... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

No visit to the Gers is complete without seeing the departmental capital, Auch. A pleasant town, it is distinguished by a very pretty central square and by this magnificent cathedral that is a must see. The stained glass is superb and the wood carved reredos is well worth the 2 euro entrance fee. It is an astonishing feat of engineering... More 

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Patras, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

According to the Wikipedia article on Auch, the population was less than 8,000 in 1800 so when the cathedral was built, it could have been even less. It is a remakable building, light and airy with important magnificent Renaissence stained glass windows with the characters shown in dress of that period. We were there early December and they had a... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A stunning architectural treat with its rose marble, elegant ceiling and ancient oak choir stalls. The organist was practising as I came in at the historical organ. There is a charge to view the choir stalls, but it's only a couple of euros and worth it.

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