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Cathedrale Sainte Marie

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Address: Rue Arnaud de Moles, Auch, France
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This is one of the highlights of Auch. It's well worth spending the €2 to go inside the transept where the wonderful oak carvings are. A fantastically preserved cathedral... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the highlights of Auch. It's well worth spending the €2 to go inside the transept where the wonderful oak carvings are. A fantastically preserved cathedral, especially atmospheric at night.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting with lots of history and information provided. A sight to see and conveniently positioned!!

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basilique Cathédrale Sainte-Marie in Auch is a Roman Catholic cathedral. The construction was started in 14 century and finally finished in 16 century. As a result of its construction extending over a very long period of time the cathedral mixes the Gothic an the Renaissance architectural styles.

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Cadboro Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The tourist info centre is very close and they can help you make the best of Auch which is a bit out of the road from the normal tourist trail. However the town is easy to get around in and the cathedral makes the trip worth it. Inside and out it is a gem. There is parking nearby on the... More 

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Renaissance Cathedral of Sainte-Marie was built on the pilgrims' Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela. It is right in the middle of the historic core. It has magnificent stained glass, including a rose window, carved choir stalls and an important organ. The Grand Staircase on Place Salinis, outside the Cathedral and... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

we didn' have much time, but from what we saw, this is an interesting place, with splendid glass-in-lead late medieval windows. And the entrance is free, we'll be back when we have more time to really admire the impressive interior

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

The carved interior choir stalls are worth the 2€ charge! In addition, the stained glass windows are magnificent. This is a beautiful site within a lovely city. The tourism office is nearby as well.

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Such a beautiful cathedral! The history behind this building explains how the design of the building changed over 200+ years- very interesting! Of course the interior is beautifully decorated. It's amazing the detail they could do such a long time ago.

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Gladesville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

To many like myself, a stereotypical monk is either a bald headed Chinese guy who knows kung-fu or a fat bearded guy who drinks wine & is kinda creepy around kids, either one, I thought they’re supposed to live simple lives, however judging by the outrageous lavishness of the choir room at the Cathedrale Sainte Marie in Auch you could... More 

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L'Isle-en-Dodon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Cathedrale Sainte Marie is not to be missed if you are visiting Southwest France. The stained glass is worth the visit. The choir stalls of the cathedral are amazing There are also some marble sculptures at the front of the choir that were sculpted by students of Michael Angelo. When I first saw this sculpture I though it was a... More 

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