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Saint-Omer Cathedral

Enclos Notre-Dame | Saint Omer, 62500 Saint-Omer, France
+33 3 21 98 08 51
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Interesting

This is a fairly large building with a great deal of history inside. Although there is much to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David C
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United Kingdom
Sparkling Gothic tower

Like many cathedrals the tower dominates the skyline and can be seen for miles around. It has some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JohnR R
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London, United Kingdom
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Enclos Notre-Dame | Saint Omer, 62500 Saint-Omer, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fairly large building with a great deal of history inside. Although there is much to see and read it is all in French that would make a visit more difficult for non-French speakers. The building is well maintained and outside there are...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many cathedrals the tower dominates the skyline and can be seen for miles around. It has some competition from the Jesuit Chapel which has an imposing facade in brick and the white stonework. The cathedral tower has been recently cleaned and shines brilliantly white....More

Thank JohnR R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saint Omer's cathedral seems sparkling white on the outside with most of it obviously having been cleaned recently, and the inside is also generally clean and well-kept. It's a large church rather than one the Gothic monsters you'll see elsewhere in Northern France and all...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Took mass at altar of miracles .... great lighting brings life to tje church My favourite are thr side chapels, a bit run down but retaining original decoration and some wonderful tombs

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The external splendour (restored by the town and state, unlike in Britain) towers above the mediaeval streets. Entering the portals one is drawn into a world of quiet devotion and answered prayer. The high gothic of the 14th and 15th Centuries of the building becomes...More

Thank hic-et-procul
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A sense of history as soon as you walk in, which is only heightened when you notice all the miracles written on the walls

Thank langlais2015
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The Cathedral was undergoing heavy external restoration but is quit fantastic, if you are in the city its a must visit

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A beautiful building outside and full of interesting statues, carvings, memorials and decoration to complement when you go inside. Not too different in many ways to a UK Cathedral and one definitely not to miss.

Thank nikiandphil
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We visited this building a coup,e if days ago, what a sensationally beautiful building This is so worth a visit to enjoy the stunning place

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 15 July 2017

When you walk in to a catholic Cathedral like this one in Saint-Omer, you're to be impressed by the "grandeur" of it, but here, you're more impressed by the serene atmosphere all around, and if you're lucky, the organist is exercising for his next concert,...More

Thank Daniel D
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Response from AnainBrussels | Reviewed this property |
Dear Swanscout, the main dias of the St Omer Cathedral is the masterpiece of Danvin done between 1712 and 1714. This splendid carving was initially placed in the Dominican convent (located on the current place of the Academy... More
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