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Cathedrale Saint-Etienne

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Address: Place Jean Jacques Chapou, 46000 Cahors, Cahors, France
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+33 5 65 35 27 80

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Interesting stained glass

Theis isn't the most attractive catherderal I have ever seen, but it is under refurbishment and there are some interesting modern stained glass windows.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Jon B
Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Theis isn't the most attractive catherderal I have ever seen, but it is under refurbishment and there are some interesting modern stained glass windows.

Thank Jon B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Guides to the region usually comment on the architecture (a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic) or the stained glass windows (a mixture of old and new), but for me the highlight was time in the cloisters. There is still a lovely sense of peace and contemplation here.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Well, after viewing the Pont Valentre there was only really one more attraction to see - the cathedral. The roads have been built up close to the cathedral and so there is not much opportunity to view the splendour of the architecture and the stonework and masonry. The entrance to the cathedral features amazing carvings and inside the cathedral is... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A beautiful medieval cathedral with great architecture and a mixture of ancient and very modern stained glass windows. The best part is the cloisters - a lovely peaceful place with more great architecture and interesting stone carvings, plus a fantastic view of the exterior of the cathedral.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

One of the key attractions in Cahors. Make sure that you do the Cloitre (free) and walk around the back of the block that the church is in to do the secret garden.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

From the outside the cathedral is very funny (with a funny roof). From the inside it was terrific. Great time spent in this cathedral, and then we went to see a funny clock near the riverside which work with marble.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A must when visiting Cahors, Absolutely Beautiful Cathedral amazing architecture and stained glass windows. Will definitely return and explore more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The style is remarkable, high gothic but with domes (yes, that's plural--this is not Aya Sofia!) rather than an arched ceiling. There is a 12th century portal of tall defensive towers, defining the porch on the inside. The rose window cannot be seen from inside the church; no wonder there is only plain glass. An interesting cloister.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Lovely typical cathedral of the period with very pleasant cloisters - well worth the visit as part of a walk around Cahors

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This solid imposing 12th century church, is in a dominating position in the middle of the City square, and is noted not only for its classic style and size but also for the interesting domes visible from the outside. The interior, as one would expect, is large and open and somewhat on the dark side, but immediately providing a sense... More 

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