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Cathedrale St-Etienne
Ranked #15 of 159 things to do in Toulouse
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Besides the famous abbey church of St Sernin, Toulouse also has a Cathedral. It consists of two unfinished buildings connected off axis, which gives a very whimsical impression. Not particularly interesting besides the building flaw in itself. The parvis in front of the church connects to the picturesque buildings of the old town - where you definitively should take a stroll.

Thank Vierdank
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

A huge building built on the swat of thousands. A good e ampl of e travagance.





Thank Eddie O
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Situated in s very chic location, this impressive church is another buildings you must visit when you are touring Toulouse down town.

Thank easytoplis
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

The Cathedrale of St. Etienne is a conglomerate of two different building periods. The church combines both elements of the earlier Romanesque architecture as well as the later Gothic style. The main altar has an engraving of St. Stephen's martyrdom. The Quire contain stalls that are several hundred years old. There are 14 side chapels in the building. When we visited in May 2012, there was construction inside the building as they are renovating some of the side chapels.

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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Probably reflecting what was common in France and the rest of Europe where construction often took place over hundreds of years, St Etienne was conceived and built over the period from the 13th to the 17th centuries with parts even earlier than that. The choir and the knave do not line up even. St Etienne is therefore a bit of an eccentric hotch-potch and time warp but no less interesting because of it. Tapestries from the 16th and 17th centuries and actually created in workshops in Toulouse, provide a richer contrast with the austere construction, illustrating the life of St Etienne. The other interesting detail is that this is the location of the tomb of Paul Riquet, the engineer responsible for the famous Canal du Midi which of course runs through Toulouse as well as the famous River Garonne.

Thank Dr Benjamin P
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