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Cathedrale Sainte Marie

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Address: Rue Arnaud de Moles, Auch, France
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A grand old Cathedral, unlike many, and definitely a UNESCO site

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Auch cathedral is a fine example of 200 years of style changes from basic Gothic right through to Renaissance architecture. The stained-glass windows are magnificent but the real highlight is the choir stalls (costs a couple of euros to get in but well worth the investment). These choir stalls are ornately carved from heart of oak detailing various biblical events,... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to see the cathedral which had a very high quality of stain glass windows and choir room with intricate wood carvings (2 euros adult entry , children go free) . Must spend at least 45-60 minutes to explore the cathedral and do justice to the monument . Plenty of cafes in front of the cathedral , there... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wonderful examples of both to see inside. There are free laminated information sheets. It is only 2 euros to see the carvings and it is well worth doing that.

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