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Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

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Stunning

Well worth a visit. The stroll from town through the lanes or via the rampart are pleasant in... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
MasBelle
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France
Same architect as cathedral in Perigueux

Pretty cathedral - plenty of good photo opportunities of gorgeous architecture outside. Less... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
juliaEastSussex_UK
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East Sussex, UK
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Place Saint-Pierre, 16000, Angouleme, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside, with its white bell-tower and dome and detailed Poitevain carvings, is stunning - although traffic makes it difficult to see the main façade as a whole. Inside has very little to offer, due to numerous re-workings through history.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not much to say. It could be that the architecture would interest some but the building is uninspiring and bland and a long way from anything.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Well worth a visit. The stroll from town through the lanes or via the rampart are pleasant in themselves. It's a beautiful, imposing piece of architecture. I have been to a gospel concert here which was magic.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Pretty cathedral - plenty of good photo opportunities of gorgeous architecture outside. Less interesting inside. In the old quarter of Angouleme so generally nice to stroll about

Thank juliaEastSussex_UK
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday evening just before closing time (7:00 pm). The cathedral is quaint and very elegant inside. I felt completely at ease despite an incredibly hectic drive to the site. Unfortunately we were not able to attend mass, which was at 11:00...More

Thank FlyAtNIght
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The facade of the cathedral is a real masterpiece. It is a great example of Romanesque architecture style. Take your time to admire all the details of the scenes. Just fascinating !! .

Thank rickythehappylife
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The building is gorgeous and a wonder to observe from inside and out. The wall in which the entrance is located is covered in engravings of Bible stories and the towers give the building a lot of character. Inside is a lot more simple than...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful Cathedral. Very Spacious and bright. Descriptions throughout Cathedral, but nothing was written in English. No English pamphlets available.

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The cathedral of Angoulême is very old and the main part is in roman style. But it is still quite big and impressive and nicely decorated with stone statues on the tower. The surroundings are rather quiet with traffic, so you can enjoy everything in...More

Thank boerekampsj
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This Roman Cathedral has an intricate facade of Roman sculptures that includes scenes of medieval battles. This unusual and beautiful feature unfortunately attracted would be restorers from the mid XIXth century that then added towers,cupolas and so on. The interior of the church looks brand...More

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