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Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Epine

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Address: 51460 L'Epine, France
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enjoyed seeing this mini cathedral

We found this quite by accident while driving through the roads of France...then looked up in DK book to get the details...still being fixed up but ws most inteesting to see how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2016
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virginia beach virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We found this quite by accident while driving through the roads of France...then looked up in DK book to get the details...still being fixed up but ws most inteesting to see how they have salvaged it. Gift store next door...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Driving into Chalons-en-Champagne we immediately pulled over when we spotted this beautiful gothic church. It was absolutely empty and still. It is a gorgeous building and inside there are some beautiful statues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went out of our way to see this masterpiece, and we were rewarded with an unforgettable experience. The church itself, a major stop on the Camino de Santiago for centuries, still keeps a special statue of the Madonna that was revered for many generations. But it is the outside of the church that is so remarkable, with gargoyles that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our Lady late-Gothic sanctuary with not-so-giant but beautiful interior and intriguing gargoyles outside.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The most gruesome and fantastical gargoyles you'll see. The church has two spires, one shorter than the other which gives it a special character.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

If you are in the area you must not miss this church. It was built in one go at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th centuries, to the very highest standard of ornamentation and craftsmanship - lovely flamboyant gothic and a touch of renaissance. There is an important and eerily realistic mise au tombeau.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

An extraordinarily lavish building with a great history. The is visible from a great distance and the carving externally is outstanding

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