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Simplistic beautiful old church

The French Church is the oldest church in Bern being built in 1269. It was at first a Catholic... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2019
Crvan
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Weston, Florida
Simple and understated

The French Church, initially founded as a monastery in 1269, is the oldest church in Berne, and... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2019
kiwibuddy1
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Grand Bend, Canada
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Sep 3, 2019
“Simplistic beautiful old church”
Feb 20, 2019
“Simple and understated”
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

The French Church is the oldest church in Bern being built in 1269. It was at first a Catholic Church and walking throughout the interior, one can see this. Even though it became a Protestant Church later on, many of the paintings and the stained...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

The French Church, initially founded as a monastery in 1269, is the oldest church in Berne, and well worth a brief visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kiwibuddy1
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Even using the map, this church was difficult to find! The people in Bern (and all over Switzerland) are very helpful and were able to point the way to find the Franzosische Kirche. The church was reconstructed a few times; most recently in the early...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

My favorite church in Bern. I was very impressed by the beautiful old wall paintings. The church is rather austere and somehow I could feel the history of this place vibrating in the stones. This church exudes a special atmosphere which is hard to describe.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

This French Church is another simple church of Bern. Small but very attractive, simple but beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

I have been to the French Church in Bern for the Ash Wednesday Ceremony. The mass is not completely in French but bilingual, with for instance the Bible being read in German. Participants are all ages, from kids to seniors and they shows sense of...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

Being one of the oldest churches in Bern this is a great place to visit if you are interested in historical places but also if you are a music lover because of its wonderful acoustics. There often are concerts taking place in it and it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

Some like it, some don't. It's a matter of taste. I love it as it is a place where someone can escape most tourists and be with yourself in the middle of the city. Originally the Church was in a Dominican monastery that was founded...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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