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We stayed a couple of week in the Royan area. The area is predominately a camping type of holiday... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
mikeviettours
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A Place for Contemplation

Striking architecture, a cool dark interior offset by stained glass, a place to spend a few minutes... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Mark_and_Ann_Reilly
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This building looks ugly from the exterior but is transformed inside to a homage to concrete, including a wavy concrete altar! Unfortunately, some of the rebar is showing and has blown (a local explained that it was built cheaply by the Germans after the older...More

Thank lbj17
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had never visited the cathedral before as it just looked so ugly from outside, but it is amazing when you enter, the stained glass is breathtaking and the whole building is in the shape of a ship. Really glad we made the effort this...More

Thank Mary q
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A must in modern church architecture. At night the church now gets illuminated and the inside is just beautiful

Thank Isabelle T
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This church was built in the 1950's to replace the original destroyed by the British and American bombing during Second World War. Constructed in concrete at a time concrete was new for building construction. There are major problems with the building requiring millions of euros...More

Thank Norman P
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed a couple of week in the Royan area. The area is predominately a camping type of holiday with numerous camp sites in the area. I strayed just outside of Royan but travelled in most days to visit the local market which is fantastic....if...More

Thank mikeviettours
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

As many people have said before this is not to everyone's taste but we were very glad we visited. Once inside the feeling of calm is wonderful and the stained glass windows beautiful. If you have a little time to spare I would recommend a...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Striking architecture, a cool dark interior offset by stained glass, a place to spend a few minutes in peace, to remember, and to give thanks.

Thank Mark_and_Ann_Reilly
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Allied bombing laid Royan to waste and out of the ashes rose this church,almost industrial in it's appearance but absolutely beautiful.If your visiting Royan or it's surrounding area it's a must to visit.

Thank mark_jean
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Absolutely amazing big bold concrete structure, the smal information board outside tells the story , this I think could be more informative

Thank greenalang
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This church is impressive, both as a landmark and a soaring interior space. As a member of a small choir scheduled to sing a Saturday-afternoon concert, it was quite daunting! The main organ is nearing the end of an in-depth renovation and I would like...More

Thank Alienor1153
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