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Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth

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Martijn L wrote a review Aug 2016
Delft, The Netherlands46 contributions18 helpful votes
The cathedral of Avioth is a very special place to go to. For a place like Avioth (a sleepy small northern France village) is is huge. Inside there is plenty of information about what you see, and also the atmosphere is very pleasant. After visiting the cathedral, you should drive on to Montmedy and visit the citadel. It is like you step into the movie Chocolat...
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Iohannis wrote a review May 2016
Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium242 contributions49 helpful votes
Though it is a small village church this is one of the finest examples of late medieval northern French church building. The mix of styles show all stages of growth of the church through the ages.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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mlefebur wrote a review Jan 2016
gent, belgium7 contributions1 helpful vote
The visit was so unexpected given that there are barely any houses and or attractions around, and the basilic is suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere. It is so unexpected and defenitely worth the stop. The glassmosaic is really nice, and the quietness around is extremely peaceful.
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Date of experience: December 2015
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Googly2010 wrote a review Jun 2014
Tonbridge, United Kingdom687 contributions313 helpful votes
We were astounded to find such a beautiful old church on this side road from Belgium to France. Our visit was enhanced by being able to listen to a local choir practising. There is a nice cafe/restaurant opposite which we wish we had discovered earlier, rather than the drear cafe in the drear town of Montmedy, which is quite the most unattractive town we have ever seen in France. (Fortress notwithstanding!!)
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Date of experience: May 2014
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Steven T wrote a review Nov 2013
Colorado210 contributions92 helpful votes
Like most folks, Avioth is a little detour before or after visting the Orval Abbey in nearby Florenville, Belgium. I was glad for my GPS unit as I wound through the delightful farm country and crossed over into France. This is only 10 minutes from the Abbey, so go ahead and make the trip. There is absolutely nothing remarkable about Avioth - it is a cold, unkempt little village on the NE corner of France, but sitting right in the middle of the tiny town square is this massive cathedral. While the stained glass and interior is not nearly as ornate as other you'll see, it has an 'authentic' charm to us, as if you are walking into it 500 years ago. It was a cold November afternoon and there were only a handful of others there, but I enjoyed walking through it. I have been in Cathedrals and churches all over Europe, and probably wouldn't go far out of my way for this, but if you're going to the Abbey, drop by for an hour - you'll enjoy it.
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Date of experience: November 2013
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