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Cathedrale Saint-Samson

Place de la Cathedrale, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
+33 2 99 48 35 30
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This is no longer the bishopric seat of Brittany but it does have an interesting history and recent... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Mary A
Drogheda, Ireland
Walk round the Outside!

Fine position near cliff edge looking across former marshes to Cancale and Pointe du Grouine in the... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Fittleworth, United Kingdom
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Place de la Cathedrale, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
+33 2 99 48 35 30
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is no longer the bishopric seat of Brittany but it does have an interesting history and recent archaeological research has unearthed evidence to support anecdotal folklore about sacred wells. There are several information boards in English and French (especially in the environs of the...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Fine position near cliff edge looking across former marshes to Cancale and Pointe du Grouine in the distance - main porch on S side is something very special and the small porch on same side (though needing a good clean up) most interesting. Interior very...More

Thank john11hartley
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Dol de Bretagne is a lovely town with this Cathedral at its heart. The connection with the nearby menhir is interesting. The only thing I did not find out is the story with the tower.

Thank 42Peter1970
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We drove by and remembered from a guide book that the cathedral was a top 10 sightseeing so we decided to stop and have a look. The cathedral was well preserved and is still in use for daily prayers and various worshippers. It felt real...More

Thank TobiasWallin
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

On our way to the coast we stopped in Dol for lunch and were immediately attracted by this tall former cathedral , built when Dol was one of the foremost ecclesiastic centres of Brittany. It's patron saint is St Samson who alleged crossed the Chaneel...More

Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A church this size is fitting for Saint Samson. A goliath of a church which has definitely had it share of blows throughout history (having been used as a stable and a warehouse). I'm sure it was really great once, as it is still very...More

Thank MTRose
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you are on your way to Dinan or St. Malo, get to the train station an hour or so early and take a stroll through high street Dol. There is tucked away on that street the oldest extant building in Brittany and there is...More

1  Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Take your time and look around at the superb stained glass windows and the side chapels. An interesting history goes with the church (which is no longer technically a cathedral!) and a carved stone boat is mounted outside in the entrance square - another story...!

1  Thank Barrie and Deir... T
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I'm not to keen on church's or cathedral's but this one is just outstanding!! Most beautiful cathedral i have ever been too. Its free to get into, and loads to look at. Would highly recommend the trip here!

1  Thank Kira S
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! And it's free in! Right next to a tourist office (which has very helpful staff), if you love historical places Dol-de-Bretagne is the place to go. Cathedral museum is very close by, only €6, and so worth going to also!

1  Thank Ruby250
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