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Notre Dame de Boulogne

Closes in 27 min: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful interior and reflective space. Deserves your visit.

A superb Cathedral which over the years has lost its elegance from the outside but has retained a... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Voyage803067
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Kent, UK
Fine Cathedral,looks imposing from the outside and inside

This is a very cool attraction to visit and was a great starter to the Roman Crypt,found below.The... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Marco_Num1
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London, United Kingdom
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This 19th-century cathedral sits above the longest crypt in France.
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2 Parvis Notre Dame, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
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All reviews notre dame beautiful building worth a visit impressive dome restoration work haute ville interesting interior walled town cobbled streets great architecture modern shops wall paintings entrance fee interesting visit day trip church frescoes
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's hard not to contemplate a visit to this basilique once in this (relatively small) town. Basilique has an interesting history, boasts largest crypt in France and miraculous statue of St.Mary. Welcoming and helpful staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Žilvinas M
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Incredible to think that Notre Dame is the most impressive building in old Boulogne but is in a very poor state of repair. Walls and plaster are crumbling and wall paintings are disappearing--what a shame.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GerryKent
Reviewed October 10, 2018

A superb Cathedral which over the years has lost its elegance from the outside but has retained a beautiful interior. Peaceful and reflective, a space for contemplation. Just inside the old Fortified town walls. Worth a visit. Remember, aswell as a tourist attraction, it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a very cool attraction to visit and was a great starter to the Roman Crypt,found below.The Cathedral itself is free to visit,the Crypt costs 5 Euros.They are really 2 separate attractions,you could spend a lot of time here.The Cathedral looks great and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marco_Num1
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

In all the times we have visited Boulogne, this was our first time to visit the Notre Dame. We left feeling very upset for what must have been a beautiful building some time ago. It has been severely neglected, the frescos are faded, and there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynda W
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Worth to see.The atmospher takes you to the past even if you dont like history you would like to read some.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mercan2424
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Located just inside one of the main gates to the old town, the building is a little run down but well worth a quick visit - allow 20 minutes. The crypt down stairs is open but there is an entrance fee.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Len S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a stroll to the interior of this walled city. Didn't go inside as it was closed at time of visit. Lovely walk around the grounds. Restaurants bars and souvenir shops all within this area. Lovely garden for children also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank magsdfuff
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Basilica is visible from the minute you enter the Old town Walk up to it, take some photos. There is a staircase leading up to the wall where the view is very nice too. Quiet, green (full of grass and trees). There are some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

I'm sure this building is of great interest to architects, designed as it was by a self-taught architect priest, and the dome is a marvel. But I found the inside to be somewhat unspiritual and gloomily depressing. I was put off instantly by the displays...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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