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Cathedrale St-Louis (La)

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Address: Place de Verdun, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 0546411670
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try and catch an organ recital

Wonderful oil paintings adorn the whole interior. Ornate side chapels on both sides, some dedicated to the sea and ships and fishermen and others for private and quiet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral told a story with its art, and was very sacred. The stained glass and architecture was stunning. I loved it.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I recently spent a wonderful month in France, and 3 days in La Rochelle. This is a rather typical cathedral, and I never grew tired of visiting churches and cathedrals. It's brighter than some, and in beautiful condition. 2 thumbs up!

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St. Lucia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Wonderful oil paintings adorn the whole interior. Ornate side chapels on both sides, some dedicated to the sea and ships and fishermen and others for private and quiet contemplation. If you are affected by strong incense aromas, it is very strong here. An organ practice was in progress on our visit, which enhanced the whole visit to the cathedral. Cooling... More 

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Albany, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Super for a rainy day, free to enter and interesting architecture and super stained glass. Located near the bus station and an easy access to parking near by. Short walk to the markets with fantastic fruit and vegetables , meat and fish etc.

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

They are some churches that makes an impression on you that you will remember for a long time.. this is not the one ,IMHO.. if you have time, visit it,if not -you are not loosing much..

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Thank Veronika K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Average cathedral from the outside and has not got the wow factor from outside. Once you enter your will see extraordinary stain glass windows and magnificent Altar pieces and again stunning chapels all around. There is a huge organ. The cathedral has a war torn history between catholics and protestants. It was destroyed in 1568. It was rebuilt in 1628... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My partner and I were there for Easter Mass. It is quite an impressive Cathedral for this relatively small town - well worth the visit, especially on this special Christian celebratory day.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

In city center, in front of the park. Must be from the 1700´s approximately. Beautiful, with lots of amazing paintings. Well preserved in every detail. Worth to visit if you´re in La Rochelle and want to wonder around.

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Thank EMILE D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm far from religious but this place is fascinating, from the outside it almost blends in to the surroundings despite its size but once through the doors it's definitely worth a stroll around, the stain glass windows and great and the organ pipes above you as you walk in are massive !

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Thank Lloyd F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Awestruck. Simply overwhelmed by the attention to detail in this place. Always worth going into these places and spending 5 minutes to reflect on it. You can understand why these places stand the test of time. Awesome!

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