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St Vincent Cathedral

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Address: Place J de Chantillon, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
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+33 2 99 40 82 31

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Restored cathedral is a highlight

We wanted to visit to recognise the efforts made in restoring St Malo and especially its cathedral such an important focus to the town. Visit on a sunny day if only to glory in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 10, 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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high wycombe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful peaceful atmosphere, cold but nonetheless welcoming.The stained glass windows are really beautiful to behold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for Xmas mass, what an atmosphere with its beautiful stain glasses and newly renovated/built medieval altar. The cathedral was bombed during the 2nd World War and partially destroyed, the reconstruction took ages and the results is great

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We wanted to visit to recognise the efforts made in restoring St Malo and especially its cathedral such an important focus to the town. Visit on a sunny day if only to glory in the fabulous stained glass which is truly lovely. Overall this is a most worthwhile visit and deeply moving.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We wanted to go into St. Vincent Cathedral primarily because of its mention in Doerr's book, All the Light We Cannot See. We found several surprises there, including a plaque in the floor commemorating the 1891 visit from the premier of Quebec recognizing the departure of Jacques Cartier for Canada. Also the stained glass windows are beautiful, especially on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I think the most telling part of this church is the display of pictures from before and after 1944, as well as looking around how well the church was reconstructed. It's a lovely chapel, not huge but worth stopping in to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This is well worth a visit even though many of the original windows were blown away in the bombardment, the rose window is wonderful. Difficult to find the correct door to enter - but worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This ancient Cathedral has been a place of worship since the dawn of Christianity. A German minesweeper blew up the steeple and casued masive damage. The cathedral still has the traditional layout but was finally restored by 1972 after 28 years of reconstruction. The modern main altar is particularly dramatic. The Great Rose window is impressive the original having been... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

It's at the centre of the intra-muros city in the walls of St-Malo, very recognizable from afar because of its sharp peak. The colourful rosetta inside is quite amazing, so worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The front door needs a bit of effort to open, but the effort of well worth any trouble. Some special features; The quality of the light from the rose window; The yellow glow from the windows of the Lady Chapel; The sense of awe and calm induced, for worshippers and tourists alike;

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Beautifull curch in the middle of the city. It is like the rest of the city is build arround the curch and the roads also go up and around

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