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| Place d'Armes, 80300 Albert, France
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All reviews beautiful church light a candle well worth a visit fabulous interior virgin mary art deco stained glass windows first world war mosaics rebuilt statue damage history shepherd rebuilding somme byzantine
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

The Basilique is such an outstanding place to visit. Not only its architecture but its history of rebuilding after w]World War II

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Graham C
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Beautiful church in the middle of Albert. I visited it after touring the Museum which is almost next door

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

A wonderful story of how a shepherd pushed his crook into the soil of his field and discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary buried beneath, which thereafter became known as Our Lady of the Shepherds, to whom this basilica is dedicated. This beautiful church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ColinMacmillan
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We were very fortunate to have had a guided tour of this magnificent cathedral by Barbara Le Grand. she is well informed and very passionate about the history and was able to provide us with information on the role the Australian Troops played in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 723Rosalie
Reviewed 12 August 2018

easy parking on the square outside the church allows you to visit one of the most iconic places on the Somme, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paul g
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Although this eas destroyed during the war it has lovingly been rebuilt. Lovely staied glass windows. Don't forget to read about the history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Minkymonkey
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This is such a beautiful building - we were stunned by how open and light it was and really enjoyed our brief look round!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cyberprog
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in after visiting the museum. So pleased I did, it is beautiful !! It was rebuilt after having been bombed during WW1, and it is stunning!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank julie d
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church next to the museum. Nice paintings and the mozaïek in the Windows are so wonderful. At the moment we came it was very busy with local people

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank monikao460
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This beautiful church can be seen for miles around, its gold leaf spire shines in the sun and must have inspired the troops during the battles of the WW1. It is truly a must visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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