We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very nice on the outside, inside not very special”

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Angouleme
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
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 a relaxed way. Inside, the white tiles make the church a bit sterile, but there is no entrance fee and a lot of information about the history (ofcourse all in French :-().

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank boerekampsj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (191)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"cathedral"
in 18 reviews
"architecture"
in 3 reviews
"ramparts"
in 3 reviews
"concert"
in 2 reviews
"stroll"
in 2 reviews
Filter

10 - 14 of 191 reviews

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 new !

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank MILOUW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Having visited other cathedrals in Europe, I was disappointed to find that the impressive exterior was not continued inside.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Maureen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Beautiful gothic building but the lack of large stained glass windows or murals. For a cathedral it is very plain

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank B B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wonderful Romanesque exterior completely let down by the over-restored interior which smacks of a melange of railway station and public toilet! Who let the 19th century restorer on this lovely building and who allowed the recent total chemical stripping of the interior stoneware to produce such an disappointing vision?. The visitor info is great if you're French but fairly poor for any other nationality.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Glycine101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cathedrale Saint-Pierre also viewed

 
Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente, Angouleme
 

Been to Cathedrale Saint-Pierre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing