Cathédrale St-Étienne
Cathédrale St-Étienne
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • François-Verdier • 3 min walk
  • Carmes • 6 min walk
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Explore with Ethan
Hornchurch, UK1,145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Lovely cathdral to visit and free entry. Sadly there were a bunch of people squatting outside playing loud music but that's not the chruches fault.

I have a vlog of my experience, please feel free to search for Beckyboos Travel Adventures on YouTube for more info.
Written January 24, 2020
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Zenoski N
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Toulouse just before Christmas , plenty of people ,locals , tourists . Then in the city centre we found that building . From outside it didn¨t look like Catedral . Inside we found Oasis of Tranqulity . We were the only two in the whole building . We could admire it with no rush . We love it .
Written January 19, 2020
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Darren G
Stirling, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a very endearing cathedral that's got a clear story to it. But it certainly isn't the prettiest. Just try to make sense of that west front, I dare you, and the inside doesn't vaguely line up. It's so wonky you'll remember it in years to come.

The quire and chevet are beatiful. The (ecclesiastical) west part of the nave needs some work (I'm sure they're on it when there's money for it).
Written July 3, 2022
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Bruegel
Bruxelles604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
At the entrance a leaflet, in English, explains and warns:
"The Cathedral of Saint Etienne (St-Stephen) surprises and puzzles the visitor whether one looks at it from inside or from outside, since it is the result of a juxtaposition of buildings that have been either amputed or left unfinished, built between the 11th and the 17th century and even in the 20th century (north portal).
In spite of (or because of) its whimsical structure and its asymmetry, the Cathedral of St-Etienne is a building of great interest because of the abundance and the variety of the works of art that it houses."

The traveller, who on his trip in old Europe, will have seen hundreds of churches with a classical plan, will enjoy leaning against the enormous central pillar (of Jean of Orleans) and discovering to his left the Bishop Isarn's nave, known as Raimondine nave, the most ancient part and on his right the choir of the Canons with the stalls, the altar, the ambulatory with twelve chapels .
The tapestries show the life of St-Stephen.

Unfinished and truncated, because of financial difficulties, death of the master of the works, fire, revolution, St-Etienne is a perfect example of setbacks that made this cathedral, which should have been a rival of Reims according to the bishop Bertrand de l'Isle, more surprising than beautiful.

Place St-Etienne
Next to the Prefecture.
Written August 13, 2006
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auntieshaz21
Lanton, France706 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Although its construction is very interesting and the building itself is stunning. It has a long, turbulent history and is believed to date back as far as 844 but not in its present state. Worth a look.
Written December 12, 2019
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Douchka N
Palm Harbor, FL30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
As the description says the cathedral is a notch-pitch of building styles. But it is a gorgeous, huge cathedral, almost with over the top decorations. Worth a visit.
Written September 20, 2019
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Simon L
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Entry to the Cathedral is free. The building itself is interesting as it is built in two styles. Inside there is a very impressive organ. Worth popping in if you are passing.
Written July 4, 2019
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John B
London, UK128 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
From the moment you first set eyes on St Etienne you gaze with wonder. It is enormous and incredibly ugly. It is monolithic yet lacks any architectural clarity.

It was reassuring to find that inside was almost as bad with the exception of the fine gothic alter which gets it the second circle.

Visit if only to be reassured that not all cathedrals are beautiful.
Written June 3, 2017
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Sheri Laizer
Carcassonne Center, France693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
St Etienne loomed before me and I entered from the heat to the cool.

Airy, majestic, fine stained glass windows and carved wooden pews, marble altars, a magnificent organ.

Part of the history of Toulouse as also of the religious history of France.
Written September 6, 2016
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Phiroza304554
Mumbai, India196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
As you stand outside the cathedral, you find it rather odd. This is due to the juxtaposition of buildings which have been brought down or left half-constructed. These were erected in the 11th, 17th and 20th century. As you enter the cathedral, it has a very strange, puzzling effect : instead of an altar, you see a big column. The 17th century paintings, the modern stained glass windows, the tapestries from the 16th and 17th centuries, baroque altarpiece, the nave and the north gothic and south gothic façade of the cathedral are worth a visit.

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Written November 7, 2015
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