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“Ancient and Beautiful Church.”

Cathedrale Saint-Benigne (Dijon Cathedral)
Ranked #7 of 71 things to do in Dijon
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Owner description: Considered a masterpiece of Romanesque art, this abbey church was built in 1007 and features a crypt containing sculptures dating from the eleventh century.
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Ancient and Beautiful Church.”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Bright, light-filled ancient non-gothic cathedral with a few stunning stained glass windows. Front facade is under restoration but the crypt is well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Preferred over the Notre Dame of Dijon”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

In every city we went into churches and cathedrals to see the architecture. This cathedral was the brightest and had the warmest feeling of them all, the sunshine gave the place an aura of joy. The pictures reflect the difference in light between the two ends of the cathedral. Compared to the Notre Dame of Dijon, I would recommend you go see this instead (or too).

Visited July 2013
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London
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“Fine Stained glass windows.”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Its a delightful small cathedral, well worth a visit. The only downside was the very persistent beggar at the entrance door.

Visited July 2013
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Washington, DC
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“Visit the Crypt”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

An impressive Gothic Cathedral, but the 1000 year old+ Romanesque Crypt was the highlight of the visit... fantastic preservation of a very old structure. Cathedral is free, fee for visiting the crypt.

Visited May 2013
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Tilbury, Canada
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“Very nice cathedral”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Very low key and understated but worth a look. The crypt visit is also worth a look, especially if you haven't been in one before. Nothing extravagant but interesting in its own right. There is a museum in the back through the gate to the left of the front door which has artifacts from other churches and sites from all over France. It's free and also worth a visit when in Dijon

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