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Cathedrale Sainte Marie

Rue Arnaud de Moles, Auch, France
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Auch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Even with the facade undergoing repairs, this cathedral is well worth a visit. My guidebook quoted Napoleon as saying that this church belongs in a museum, and it does. The stained glass is beautiful and I could look at the ceiling and other architectural details for ages. The choir has an admission fee of a Euro or two and you... More

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Auch, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Amazing details into the choir area ( wooden stalls reveals some incredibly erotic scenes...) Great 16th century's artist Arnaut de Moles realised 18 brightly stained glasses (1507/1513) considered as the most beautifuls of "Renaissance" 500th anniversary !

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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It is impressive and many aspects were done here by the same craftsmen that completed the Albi exterior facade. it is nice but pales against Albi, Rabestens and so many others.

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Aubiet, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a hidden treasure. It may be covered in scaffolding, but don't let that put you off. The choir area (2 euros entry) is spectacular and well worth a look.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

A must-see. Breath-takingly beautiful and a calming experience. The perfect away from home place to light a candle and remember loved ones

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Auch, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

It has some of the most magnificent stained glass windows of any church I've seen and the choir is magnificent. If you are lucky enough to be in Auch for the Festival Eclats de Voix, you will be treated to the exceptional sound of the organ as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The original choir room and organ were magnificent. I wish I had been there on Sunday to have heard the giant organ. There were many beautiful carved wood choir seats. It was built around 1400's, elegant but not gaudy. The stained glass windows were unusual.

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Estero, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The stained glass windows and the wood carvings in the centre room are amazing .Well worth the visit.It is a little gem in a small town

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Auch, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This cathedral is within view of the Hotel de France and is something you must not miss. Beautiful, very old, and revered.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Take a walk around the grounds and down the Escalier Monumental to the statue of D'Artagnan. If you can be there for the organ playing, stay to listen.

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