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Cathedrale Saint Pierre Lieieux

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Address: Place de Francois Mitterrand, 14100, Lisieux, France
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Huge old Cathedral.

The entrance is via the town square , the sheer size of this old , tired , cold Cathedral is amazing. Entry is free but there is a donation box . There are some lovely large... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
phillip g
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The entrance is via the town square , the sheer size of this old , tired , cold Cathedral is amazing. Entry is free but there is a donation box . There are some lovely large paintings and the explanations are in various languages.

Thank phillip g
Normandy, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The cathedral is very long, therefore big. Big portions are quite dark, but it looks like it was done on purpose since several religious statues are lit by spots, making them stand out. It's a nice play with lights. As cathedrals go, it's pretty drab, but that's due to the WWII bombardments. It's an interesting 1 hour visit.

Thank Dutch-Mikey
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I have been to Saint Pierre Cathedral in Lisieux twice, and I love the peaceful energy there. My husband and I visited once on a weekday in November and no one was in the building - candles were lit and we were able to do a walking meditation and spend time praying, it was a phenomenol experience!

Thank Valentines_Tea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Impressive cathedral. It is situated next to a park and the court. All are worth visiting. The cathedral itself is beautiful and well maintained.

Thank Tom70NL
Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Really impressive XII-XIII Cathedral. Thick columns, numerous arches, high and bright vaults give grandeur and historical greatness. Sometimes it's good to touch magnificent architecture and historical heritage and understand that such greatness was created by small human.

Thank Dalmik
England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Situated next to the square and the gardens this beautiful cathedral is well worth a visit, in my opinion the inside is stunning! Follow the blue trail from here around Lisieux to see many other historic buildings and the gardens.

Thank Darryl B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral, information available in lots of different languages. Information about all the artefacts inside in English. Easy to find, and right in the centre of Lisieux. No charge for entry, but a donation box just inside.

Thank Beckyloveuk
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

It's like walking into history. The places you of changed but the history is here to see. Here you can see 600year old doors and bricks that have moved in the same time frame. Love old chirches c and all they can show.

Thank Matthew P
Oudenaarde, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Nothing special to be seen here for non specialists as we are. We just a quick glance and left again.

Thank koenverheyenbe
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Ii sang here with the Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir. Whilst the tower above us absorbed much of the sound, it was a great place to perform.

Thank Keggers2014

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