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A must to see if you like churches and history

This church was so we were told originally a cathedral and constructed in the twelfth century. The... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
dtilbury
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Ostensions every seven years

The ostensions are every seven years. There's a display in the square after the main ceremonies... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
pjl29
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18 Jun 2017
“A must to see if you like churches and history”
9 Nov 2016
“Ostensions every seven years ”
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This church was so we were told originally a cathedral and constructed in the twelfth century. The octagonal bell tower is unusual and is on three levels. The old but very substantial font is large and dates from when full body baptism took place. The...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The ostensions are every seven years. There's a display in the square after the main ceremonies take place. There is dressing up and parading even in these modern days of increasing rationalism and secularisation.

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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

You can see the steeple from miles away and the inside does not dissapoint. It is not touristy, and the stained glass work is amazing. It is a great place to stop and stretch your legs. It also serves as the backdrop to producer's markets...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is a huge church located in the centre of the village. Once inside it was very cold, dark and dank, definitely a "putting the fear of god into you" type of church, rather than a "god is love" church. There is usually a music...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2015

A stunning building that's well worth a visit; founded by Scots and is very much the focal point of Le Dorat.

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Reviewed 7 May 2015

Mighty romanesque architecture, pillars and arches, church still in use as part of a collegiate, presumeably of monks.

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Reviewed 22 October 2014

This "Church" stands in a small French village near the top of a hill, and can been seen from most angles for miles around. When we went 16th August they were just setting up a festival to celebrate one saints, however this did not stop...More

Thank 126iana
Reviewed 24 August 2013

worth a look a fairly impressive interior -- the poor old peasants must have slogged their guts out....

Thank scottishjourno26
Reviewed 29 May 2013

An amazing place of worship, at the heart of the Le Dorat community. For a relatively small French town, the size of the building is enormous. There's frequent events in the square outside the Collegiale, from farmer's markets to historic car rallies. If you are...More

Thank evo101
Reviewed 9 March 2013

This church is huge! Lovely to stroll around and then to enjoy Le Dorat town. Visit in the summer months when the producers market is held outside every alternate Thursday and the band is playing on the steps.

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