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Nice cathedral

This Roman Catholic cathedral is located next to the Ministry of Defence building on the edge of... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Imposing building full of grandeur

There is not a lot of decoration here, just huge arches and domes and a forest of chairs.The west... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Richard S
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Place de Verdun, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 16 70
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This Roman Catholic cathedral is located next to the Ministry of Defence building on the edge of the old town. It is not insignificant in size and structure. Lovely inside with impressive ceilings (see picture) and artwork. It is worth visiting. Very nice church.

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

There is not a lot of decoration here, just huge arches and domes and a forest of chairs.The west end pipe organ looked impressive in the massive space, would have been great to play! There is a series of chapels around the edges of the...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I have been to many more impressive cathedrals than this it is unfinished and it feels it. If the silver room was open iot would improve the experience.

Thank Justin O
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Am imposing building from the outside, this cathedral is worth seeing for its huge artworks and stained glass windows which are rich in colour. It is not as ornate as Roman Catholic cathedrals but impressive nonetheless.

Thank JPH1984
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Impressive size .This eighteenth century cathedral has quite an interesting exterior and interior highlighted by the dome and extensive stained glass windows.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Beautiful Cathedral with many lovely chapels all around it's edges. Grand wooden pipe organ and nice atmosphere.

Thank K M V
Reviewed 8 July 2017

There are definitely more impressive cathedrals in France, but if you're in La Rochelle, you can definitely pop in for a quick visit. Nice and peaceful. Close to lots of other sites in the older section of La Rochelle, so it's not really out of...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The trick here is to take your time. Take a seat and allow the calmness to surround you. Fantastic inspiration in the early evening when the sun streams through the stained glass windows.

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 27 June 2017

As Cathedrals go its average. The building is not ornate at all but big and bold. The stained glass windows are really excellent. The paintings as in most cathedrals are really the life blood of the cathedral. The one outstanding feature was the ceiling murals...More

Thank Just_a_Giraffe
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Outside the Cathedral is not particularly beautiful, but inside are some wonderful stained glass windows which alone make a visit worthwhile. There is some nice architecture but overall the church is not as ornate as some others.

Thank David H
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