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Eglise Saint-Leger

Rue Aristide Briand, 16100 Cognac, France
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Not particularly spectacular but especially beautiful 12thC catholic church

This 12th C church is typical of its time and comes with a fascinating history. As with most French... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Gretry
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Dublin, Ireland
Trip round church

Visited church today, very nice inside, cool on hot day. Beautiful through out. Most interesting... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
StephenMPotter
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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Rue Aristide Briand, 16100 Cognac, France
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

This 12th C church is typical of its time and comes with a fascinating history. As with most French historical edifices, it is very well maintained and is as much in use today as it was when built. The visit is all the more interesting...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Visited church today, very nice inside, cool on hot day. Beautiful through out. Most interesting pulpit of wood and stone. Stone an interesting feature of many floors in the building, more than 15 types arranged to create lovely patterns. Stained glass windows were beautiful and...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Located in the centre of town the interior is surprisingly bigger than first impressions due to it being enlarged over the years. The wooden pulpit is beautifully carved although it's difficult to fully appreciate due to the dark interior. There are numerous stain glass windows...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We found the decoration quite unusual in the church. Th main central part was quite plain with very little decoration while the side aisles near the altar has been decorated in a very ornate style. We wondered why the whole church hadn't been done in...More

Thank Mags
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a delightful church set in one of Cognac's many pedestrian thoroughfares. Entry is free to this Catholic church - which dates back to the 12th Century. The architecture is particularly interesting with both Romanesque and Gothic styles showing its evolution over time. If...More

Thank ric-2
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were looking for a patisserie in the mall when we came across the beautiful old Eglise Saint-Leger by chance. We wandered in a found a very serene place to worship. There are numerous beautiful altars around the walls. The stained glass windows are all...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is such a beautiful old Church with many different chapels. It is serene and calm and amazing to look at. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

It is always impressive to visit a church which is still used as a place of worship after so many centuries, a witness to the deep faith of many generations. The original Roman church has undergone many additions and destructions over its chequered history. I...More

Thank Maureen H
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

It looks squeezed between buildings but when you walk in its as vast as any other church of its size. The coolness you get was much appreciated by those amongst us wanting to escape the streets heat. It reminded me of Notre dam from outside....More

Thank ld4jw
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Located in a very busy part of town where two pedestrian streets meet, Built in the 1100's it has had much work done to it in the following centuries. Being a Sunday, it was packed during our visit, we got to listen to hymns, in...More

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