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Eglise Saint-Pierre

Place Saint-Pierre | Place Saint-Pierre, 14000, Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandie, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 93 46 13
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A beautiful church

It's more a cathedral than a "church ", spacious vaulted ceilings,, and special alcoves over all to... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Christopher P
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Argentat, France
Beautiful church in Caen

We found the church to be beautiful with statues, stained glass, the altar area, etc. We got a... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
SheilaH19
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Seattle
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“stained glass” (5 reviews)
“old church” (4 reviews)
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Place Saint-Pierre | Place Saint-Pierre, 14000, Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, Normandie, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

It's more a cathedral than a "church ", spacious vaulted ceilings,, and special alcoves over all to see. You get a real sense of history, here. And the pipes from the organ, amazing to see.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We found the church to be beautiful with statues, stained glass, the altar area, etc. We got a separate treat in that the organist was practicing so the place was filled with her music. Worth popping in!

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church not too far from the centre. You do. Red to give it a little while to absorb all the detail but it's well worth the effort.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

St Pierre is a good example of a church that has survived several priods of destruction or neglect to give a view of life and religion in Normandy. The story of the bells which are present on the ground floor is worth a look itself.

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Reviewed May 28, 2017

Restoration still continues on this delightful church - much damaged in 1944 but also the normal ravages of time on the stone of such an old church

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

The church was apparently damaged by the collapse of the spire into it during WW II. It has been beautifully restored. The ceiling carvings are unusual and must not be missed.

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Outside this is a really beautiful church with a fantastic tower and dozens of gargoyles. Unfortunately the tower is scaffolded currently so you cannot appreciate how beautiful it is. (I was here last year as well) Inside - well its gloomy and dark - not...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Really pretty. Well worth a visit. We went late afternoon and it wasn't to busy. We did find parking a bit tricky but everything is within walking distance in that area anyway. :)

1  Thank charismc
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

This was well worth a visit. The pictures outside showed the devastation during the second world war. The carvings were amazing. The most impressive part was the outside. What a magnificent building.

Thank Janet O
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

No historian or history buff of the Middle Ages can come to Caen without saying hello to William. The tomb is just perfect and the church is magnificent. Go around 11-noon the sunlight through the stained glass is awesome.

Thank ProfBob13
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