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Cathedrale St-Etienne

Place de la Republique, 89100 Sens, France
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Lucky visit

We walked around the cathedral and were very lucky that the organ player came in to rehearse and so... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Chris H
Cubelles, Spain
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This might be the best place of Sens

The chatedral of Sens is quite the attraction compared to the other sites Sens has to offer. I... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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This 12th-century structure, famous as the marriage site of Louis IX in 1234, is the oldest of the magnificent Gothic cathedrals in France.
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  • Average2%
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Place de la Republique, 89100 Sens, France
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We walked around the cathedral and were very lucky that the organ player came in to rehearse and so we sat down for a while listening to the music filling the cathedral.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The chatedral of Sens is quite the attraction compared to the other sites Sens has to offer. I guess it is the best but Sens doesn't raise the bar high

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 20 September 2016

As anybody nows from reading my reviews, my wife and I love Gothic cathedrals. Given that they are free to visit and contain treasure troves of art of all sorts, I heartily recommend all of them, even though many in France suffered terrible damage during...More

Thank sateldegaman
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A beautiful cathedral with some fine windows, especially those above the Becket monument. Architecturally important, this is a less visited cathedral, but merits close attention. This was one of the most powerful cathedrals in christendom. Admire the internal window in the chancel. You'll find it...More

Thank GCW56
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Local pride may go a little far in asserting the "Sens master's" status as a pioneer of Gothic architecture vis-à-vis Suger's at St. Denis, but doubtless this cathedral is eloquent witness to his and his successors' creativity. The facade may not be the most successful,...More

1  Thank Gerhard1945
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We went to a meaningful service in this beautiful cathedral and afterwards had a good look around. The stained glass windows are beautifully made and maintained. The organ is also worth hearing. Later we had a look around the Orangerie nearby which is worth a...More

Thank Pascale W
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We only had a few hours in Sens passing through by barge but it's a pleasant town though signs of decay abound with many closed up shops. That said efforts are being made to keep the place alive. The indoor market hall is getting a...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

The Bishops of Sens until the 18th century used to have broad authority over a large part of France including Paris. In fact the most beautifully preserved medieval building in downtown Paris is the Hotel de Sens (now a library) was housed Sens bishops when...More

Thank toomanyplacestovisit
Reviewed 22 December 2015

History, windows, the tombs of French royalty - really a gem. It is better to go before 4:00pm in December because th light was poor to admire the windows. There seems to be a brochure for sale at the Office of Tourism, which was closed...More

Thank debsteroonie
Reviewed 8 October 2015

It is on the left about two-thirds of the way to the front. The description is very interesting. Then go next door to the museum and see his vestments. Very neat.

Thank cwgreene
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