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Cathedral was the highlight of an otherwise dull and dreary visit to Soissons which frankly felt like a total ghost town with most things closed and no people around aside from some shuffling youths swigging beer near the river.
Cathedral is free to enter and...More
Soissons is a famous French originally built by the Romans. The Cathedrale Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais was magnificent, especially the stained glass windows that remained after WWII. The size of the cathedral is immense and beautifully decorated. Its many manifestations are outlined so all can see what...More
It is quite breathtaking from the outside but once inside it simply takes your breath away. It is steeped in history with a fascinating story behind it. I can't really do it justice. All I would say is just visit and see for yourself. You...More
One of the first Gothic cathedrals in France (contemporary with Chartres) this has only one tower...a second one planned, but never built. The empty niches inside once held figures destroyed in the French Revolution; outside, the walls are heavily 'pocked' with holes, legacies of W.W.1,...More
The cathedral dates to the 12th century and is in fact older than Notre Dame.Inside it is light and airy and a fine example of a Gothic French Cathedral. There is also a very beautiful Rubens picture to see.
The outside however does look quite...More
We parked on the cathedral car park on route to the market (which is behind the cathedral on a Saturday) the cathedral is absolutely beautiful. The market however is to be desired we found it rather expensive especially for fruit and vegetables.