Eglise Saint-Pierre
Eglise Saint-Pierre
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,090 contributions
Aug 2022
Lots of old buildings in this part of France, but this one struck me as special. Not only well preserved, but a great opportunity to get a close-up view of buttresses, often used in Gothic architecture. People interested in building design should plan to spend some time here.
Written September 21, 2022
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ9,878 contributions
Sep 2021
Beautiful Catholic Church across from the Chateau de Caen. Construction took place from early 13th to the 16th centuries. The spire was destroyed in WWII and has been rebuilt. Unfortunately, I only saw the exterior of the building at night, and never got to see the interior.
Written August 24, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia16,140 contributions
Oct 2021
The St. Pierre Church - a Gothic masterpiece, stands right in the center of Caen across the Chateau. It's striking ornate tower dominates the skyline.
The interior is equally beautiful with terrific stained glass, rose window and organ.
Do come also at night when it's lit in blue color, amazing sight.
Written December 20, 2021
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Candice N
Warsaw, Poland11 contributions
Aug 2021
I loved the architecture and the intricate details inside and out. Once inside I felt an immense feeling of peace. What fascinated me the most was that there were the Our Father prayers translated in many languages, one of which was in Afrikaans, an official language from my home country South Africa.
Written September 4, 2021
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand19,983 contributions
Jan 2020
We stopped by Caen on the way back from Omaha for dinner. We passed the church which was beside the wall of the Caen castle. Half of the tower was lit with blue light, giving it an eerie look, almost like the light was leaking from inside the tower. It was interesting to look at while waiting at the stop lights. It is quite different from other churches at night. We didn't go in but it would have been interesting to see if the blue light was also used inside.
Written May 19, 2020
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Arnaud W
Geneva, Switzerland37 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
an interesting symmetry between the political power represented by the castle and the religious power represented by the many churches, especially this one, and other religious building
Written May 1, 2019
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Frank M
Reinach, Switzerland6,919 contributions
Jul 2016 • Business
Since the exterior was so impressive I had to take a peak inside. Nothing wrong with it. Perfectly serviceable as a place of worship & worth taking a look. The ornate stone work on visible externally is breathtaking. Apparently work started in the 13th century with various bits getting added on in subsequent centuries.
Written July 9, 2016
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NeilB750
Brisbane, Australia230 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
As churches in Europe go, this church is not spectacular, but its history is what makes it special. Its connection with William the Conqueror and Odon his brother, coupled with its much, much later war damage and proximity to Caen Castle in a city that was strongly contested in WWII gives one cause to pause and reflect upon the people who have worshipped, sheltered in or plotted and planned under its roof.

It has a serene and reflective atmosphere, however the Gypsies make the most of people entering the Church by begging at its doorway.

It is across the road from Caen Castle and good pictures of it can be obtained from an outlying tower there.
Written June 10, 2014
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Carla Pereira Tomé
Funchal, Portugal145 contributions
Aug 2022
A great example of the gothic style in architecture. For catholics it's a beautiful church for some quiet time.
Written August 15, 2022
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Viewlander
Crieff, UK1,151 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Beautiful church not too far from the centre. You do. Red to give it a little while to absorb all the detail but it's well worth the effort.
Written July 24, 2017
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