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Cathedrale Saint-Lizier

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Address: Place de l'Eglise, Saint-Lizier, France
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+33 5 61 96 26 60
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An ancient place

We spent a slightly wet afternoon exploring Saint-Lizier. All seemed closed down but we located the tourist office just outside the Cathedral which was open and we were given some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sanjaya_Wijeyekoon
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a slightly wet afternoon exploring Saint-Lizier. All seemed closed down but we located the tourist office just outside the Cathedral which was open and we were given some useful information about the place. The 'Cathedral' is very small as has been mentioned and clearly very old. Some of the features go back to Roman times to the 5th... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is an impressive sight, and the surrounding village and hilltop 'palace' make for an awesome day trip. There are also a couple of great picnic spots if the weather is nice.

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Thank Hamish R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visit to view the architecture, or just paint or fish around the bridge. Glorious.try lunch here and visit the cathedral.

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Thank AntoniaTrip
Kent, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you enjoy photographing historic buildings this worth a visit but I always find old churches and cathedrals damp and creepy and in the end I'm glad to get out for some fresh air.

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Thank Stephen S
France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We were the only people there early on Christmas Eve afternoon. The cathedral is really only the size of a biggish church but still has large amounts of original decoration on the ceilings and walls - beautiful paintings behind the main altar, contrasting with the amazingly Spanish style side chapels (all gold and glaring paintings). There is also a lovely... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

A quiet old building atop the hill that dominates this lovely old town. It is definitely worth a wander through but there is nothing that will knock your socks off.

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Thank Steve Q
San Francisco, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We spent an afternoon exploring this hilltop village and the cathedral with its cloisters was one of the highlights. Don't miss the murals.

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Thank bernalgirl
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Very old and intriguing little cathedral. Crookedly build. Nice eye for detailed craftsmanship. There was a strange woman who shouted to us in French. Turned out she was inviting us to take a nice picture

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Thank Marco v
New York
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

While the cathedral itself was not particularly outstanding, the sense of quiet within is very moving, and the cloister is especially impressive, and is of personal interest as much of the stone used and found in this part of France also may be seen at the Cloisters in New York City. Very enjoyable.

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129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Brilliant place, the view was breathtaking. Although walking up the hill was a bit tiring, I suggest that a walk is better than taking a vehicle up as there are many small shops to explore.

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