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Address: Auxerre, France
Phone Number: +33 3 86 52 23 29

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Historic , beautiful and worth a visit.

Not far from the hotel I was staying at, hotel Le Maxime, took about 5 minutes walk. A beautiful structure and even at awe once you go into the actual cathedral. It is free, but 3... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
Ahktar R
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Greater Perth, Australia
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We arrived and started to look around, just as an elderly gentleman, key in hand, started locking up. He joked that we could stay the night if we wanted to.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not far from the hotel I was staying at, hotel Le Maxime, took about 5 minutes walk. A beautiful structure and even at awe once you go into the actual cathedral. It is free, but 3 Euros to go and see the crypt. I believe the crypt was constructed between 1023 and 1030. So worth a visit to see centuries... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

There were several aspects of this cathedral that made it worth seeing. The stained glass windows are brilliant, several still have bullet holes from you-know-what war. The crypt is dated about 1100's but isn't really a crypt as it has no bodies buried there. Free.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Like almost everything in France, this cathedral suffered during the French Revolution. And other historical events meant that the second tower was never built, leaving the façade a little cockeyed. But then you enter through the rich, intricately-carved Western portal, and the soaring gothic interior rises majestically above you. The light floods in through the stained glass and stunning rose... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 20 minutes walking round. Cool and relaxed and worth a look. A little bit of history and a moment to reflect. Some nice windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Stunning architecture, looming in amongst a beautiful town. It was definitely worth a look round and to think back about all that has gone on before. Very impressive.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Centrally located and dominating the sky line of Auxerre when viewed from any of the bridges over the river worth visiting for the excellent stained glass windows.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Auxerre has many churches. This is the best, in my opinion. 13c entrance is quite fantastic. Useful (free) guide in English inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I had no idea that we could just walk into St. Etienne! We parked in a dirt lot across the river from the cathedral.we walked along the Quai de la République then walked up the Rue Lebeuf. Look to your right after the street take sew a curve to the right and there is a modest wooden door. Open it... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We arrived just as a funeral was ending, so though late in the day we were able to have a good look around. What stands out most in this imposing Gothic cathedral is its archtecture. With the amazing stone carvings on the west door to the delightful stained glass windows inside, you could spend hours here looking at the finest... More 

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