Cathédrale de Saint-Denis de La Réunion

Cathédrale de Saint-Denis de La Réunion

Cathédrale de Saint-Denis de La Réunion

Cathédrale de Saint-Denis de La Réunion
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6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM

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107 reviews
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freespirit1950
Norwich, UK160 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
A lovely old, classic design that was not over embellished with icons and decorations as so often is the case. A quiet place for reflection as well as a historical attraction. There are some beautifully twisted old trees in the grounds worth a picture or two and a couple of breakfast cafes nearby.
Written May 19, 2017
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,703 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
It’s a nice white church located in a little square whose trees somehow don’t let the façade be entirely seen from the avenue de la Victoire. It was built in 1829 in a neoclassical style and enlarged in 1860. In the mentioned square there is in front of the church entrance a wonderful fountain with a sculptural group in the middle whose statues are fully allegorical.
From outside three different levels can be observed. The part of the building which constitutes the lowest level, whose height defines that of the side aisles, contains at the front part an elegant portico formed by three arches and four columns before the church entrance. The middle level coincides with the central nave height. The top level consists of a square element which looks as a belfry. As a matter of fact however, the bells are visible on the left hand side of the temple looking at it from the stated fountain. At the highest part of the structures situated on the first two levels there are both triangular shaped pediments typical of the neoclassical architecture. The first one contains a tympanum with sculptures depicting the decapitation of St. Denis. In the second there is a clock on a plain surface.
The interior is very nice and bright; it’s lit up with daylight thanks to the wide half pointed arch windows, which together with the light wall colours creates a gay and cheerful atmosphere. The central nave is separated from the aisles by tall square pillars topped buy roughly inverted truncated pyramids shaped blue and gilded capitals which are very nice and decorative. The marble font, at the left hand side corner as one enters the church is very peculiar. Inside it’s divided into two main compartments and two smaller ones in the middle apparently for different types of water.
Other interesting elements of the church inner part are the wooden pulpit with wonderful carvings and the frescoes on the apse back wall depicting both biblical personages and some of the French History. In it one can see Christ in the middle, Marie Madeleine kissing his feet and St. Peter. Likewise Blandine with the lion in front of Christ, Napoleon, Bossuet and Louis XIV are shown in the picture. That frescoe painting, whose author was Abbé Moirot, is very impressive.
By and large, although that cathedral is far from being monumental it’s very interesting mainly from the architectural and artistic standpoints. Therefore it’s something worth visiting while in St. Denis
Written March 22, 2017
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Rajesh1402
Nassau, New Providence Island7 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
A church built by the slaves.The rocks are finely cut and installed.In a quiet place you can find your soul talking to the Creator.Deep thoughts and most revealing.
Written May 17, 2017
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,706 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
An absolutely banal church without interest whatsoever but a beautiful tree in the small square n front of it!
Written October 1, 2017
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BOTHAFAMILY
SOUTH AFRICA DURBAN14 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
The cathedrals in Reunion have been there centuries some dating back to the 1600 and 1700's. Today there is a large mix of religions on the island and many different cathedrals and temples can be found around Reunion Island.
Written February 15, 2017
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Louis-Guillaume M
Courbevoie, France233 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
The place in front of the cathedral is good place to rest during the hot afternoon, and during the night, not far from here is a small street with nice pubs for young people. the place to go out here
Written December 20, 2015
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,443 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Although nothing stands out with this cathedral, it is worth a quick look. It's style and decor is typical of most of the other churches on Reunion. Thus, it gives a quick overview of what to expect if you stop in other churches during your travels.
Written June 18, 2015
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Lakshmi Narayanan
Chennai (Madras), India18 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean for 6 days and enjoyed it thoroughly.We enjoyed the beauty of nature from land,air and sea. Visiting an active volcano was magnificent.Driving thro the Islands to see the various waterfalls was amidst all the greenery was exhilarating.A helicopter ride of 45 minutes enabled us to observe the islands beauty from the air.A cruise on the Indian Ocean for about an hour and a half helped us visualise some forms of sea life.Our stay at Akoya Hotel and Spa in St Denis was very comfortable.We felt as close to nature as we have ever been and were reminded of Poet Davie’s words ‘What is this life If full of care,we have no time to stand and stare’.Probably the best get away we’ve had so far.
Written April 16, 2019
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Ken18
Liverpool, UK1,601 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Cathedral on Avenue de la Victoire surrounded by trees with benches in shade. Fine ornamental fountain on plaza.
Written July 1, 2018
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Juanita O
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
very peacefull place we love it and have peace moments
beatifull place and very friendly people, nice decorations
Written August 15, 2015
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