Eglise Saint-Pierre

Eglise Saint-Pierre, Caen

Eglise Saint-Pierre
4.5
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand16,843 contributions
Blue Tower
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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CCR_GR
London, UK105 contributions
Aptly Beautiful Church to adorn the centre of Caen
Sep 2019
Yes its a church not a cathedral according to the web but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise as its an absolute beauty.

The fascinating thing when we were there, was to stand on the east side and see it looking unrenovated and in desperate need of some urgent attention, and then going round to the west and seeing it undergoing the renovation it deserves - must be costing a 'Kings ransom' but unarguably worth every centime.

Not sure how long their going to be there but when we went inside they had three of the Bells, (originals now replaced?) on show.
Written October 28, 2019
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Sue77777
United Kingdom155 contributions
Beautifu church in the heart of Caen
Aug 2019
Right opposite the Castle really worth a look inside. Great architecture and ambiance

Actually bigger than it looks
Written September 2, 2019
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Gary S
Sutton Coldfield504 contributions
Eglise Saint-Pierre Caen
Jul 2019 • Couples
to be honest all the churches in Caen are worth a visit when you are passing or walking around the Centre and this is no exception.
Lovely stain glass windows. Regards Gary Saunders
Written August 5, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,983 contributions
Amazing exterior, undergoing renovations
Jul 2019 • Couples
Just outside the castle, a bit lower lies this impressive church. The outside of this church, especially the back side is stunning, and hence it was a favourite view for early painters. Inside the choir is impressively decorated in renaissance style, and some of the ceilings are well worth seeing. Renovations are ongoing.
Written August 2, 2019
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Arnaud W
GE35 contributions
Facing the castle, just below but with a higher steeple
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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AccidentalCritic2014
Montreal, Canada173 contributions
Nice majestic church
Aug 2018 • Couples
Even with the renovation taking place, you can still enjoy the architectural style of this church. It is right in front of the Tourist Office and the old city and the pedestrian street where you can take the Petit Train Blanc. Nice ride to know more about Caen.
Written September 5, 2018
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Jancrow4
Manchester, UK592 contributions
Interesting stained glass. Church needs better maintenance.
Jul 2018 • Couples
Old church which is a bit dwarfed by the nearby cathedral but worth a visit.. The modern stained glass sits well in the antique setting. Very dirty and poorly maintained sadly.
Written July 14, 2018
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Lisa K
Portsmouth, UK51 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2018
Lovely church right in the middle of Caen. Undergoing lots of work but still accessible and worth a visit. Beautiful stained glass. Interesting to read the information they have provided around the church.
Written April 30, 2018
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Christopher P
Argentat, France139 contributions
A beautiful church
Sep 2017 • Couples
It's more a cathedral than a "church ", spacious vaulted ceilings,, and special alcoves over all to see. You get a real sense of history, here. And the pipes from the organ, amazing to see.
Written September 13, 2017
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