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Cathedrale Saint-Jean de Besancon

10 rue de la Convention, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 83 34 62
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The cathedral is beautiful, but because of the differing architectural styles seems to lack unity... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Coralcaybelize
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Diverse styles of architecture

This cathedral features several side chapels in an array of architectural styles and an... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2017
Mainzigartig
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Frankfurt, Germany
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10 rue de la Convention, 25000, Besancon, France
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The cathedral is beautiful, but because of the differing architectural styles seems to lack unity. It has 2 altars and Rommanesque arches from the 13th century. It is located next to "Porte Noir" which is an originalimpressive Roman gate. The incredible astronomical clock from the...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This cathedral features several side chapels in an array of architectural styles and an astronomical clock. It's nice to visit but lacks artistic unity and vision.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Just up the road from some of the main shopping boulevards in Besancon (and a short couple of blocks up the hill leading to the citadel) the Cathedrale Saint-Jean is worth a visit. Whether it's to see the astronomical clock the cathedral is known for...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

A nice cathedral, worth visiting while in Besancon. Obviously, there is no comparison between this cathedral and those find in major European capitals

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The cathedral is beautiful for itself, with 2 altars and Rommanesque arches from the 13th century. It is right nest to "Porte Noir" which is an impressive Roman gate. In a side room there is an incredible clock from the 19 century, with over 30,000...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This lovely historic cathedral is full of worshiping members of the parish with many, many children during Sunday mass. Children with families in this historic beautiful cathedral is very inspiring.

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

We enjoyed our visit here, particularly the altar of St Jean from the 12th century, i think, which is very unusual. The painting by Fra Bartolo is gorgeous. The mosaic floor of Jerusalem is also something different. Pity the cathedral is so dark.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

This Cathedrale is beautiful, as many are. It was interesting to walk to it on our way to the Citadele.

Thank sarakoe
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

We were there during an organ demonstration, and it was very interesting. The cathedral is not as elaborate as some we saw in the area but worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Like for a cathedrale, there's nothing worth seeing. The walls are empty, just some paintings sometimes. However the size of the church is impressive and the little chapels inside the cathedrale are realy cute. It is nice to enter passing by on the way to...More

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