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Not the biggest, nor the prettiest, but worth a visit

This is not the most beautiful or biggest cathedral that can be seen anywhere, but it's worth a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dutch-Mikey
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Normandy, France
Grand church nestled in the old village of Vannes

With over 7 centuries of construction, this grand church is now undergoing a major restoration. As... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
michael_smith56
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Puyallup, Washington
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It took more than 600 years to build this architectural wonder.
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22 rue des Chanoines, 56000, Vannes, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not the most beautiful or biggest cathedral that can be seen anywhere, but it's worth a visit. It's being well maintained (it belongs to the French government, not the church).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed 11 March 2018

With over 7 centuries of construction, this grand church is now undergoing a major restoration. As with all these old churches, there is a lot of history, saints, martyrs, and stained class windows, all with a story. The main altar, the choir, and pipe organ...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank michael_smith56
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Dates from the 12th C with running repairs up to the 19th C ! A really nice example and I spent some time remembering past loved ones which always makes the visit that little bit more special ? A Cathedral Vannes can be proud of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A gothic flamboyant cathédrale with Renaissance niches; there is a painting of the spanish monk Saint Vincent Ferrier, who died canonized in Vannes1 419 .

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

There isn't so many big cathedral in Brittany. This one is nice to visit and has all the offering from a bigger cathedral. The best is its location which is right by many nice little restaurants and boutique. Go visit it.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We actually tried to go to Mass here on a Sunday but missed the time of entry by a half hour. The cathedral is beautiful from the outside, but it is surrounded by many contemporary buildings, fit closely in. Still, it is well maintained. I...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kim M
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Aside from being a beautiful cathedral in the heart of the Old Town, the earthly remains and story of St. Vincent are here. It was amazing to learn more about his life and miracles. Definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RosanaTL
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We made just a brief informal stop admiring the lovely stained glass windows. There appears to be a substantial organ-and would like to return to hear it in action.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The best thing of this small cathedral was its free entry. It was not over ornate or covered in golden paint and marble, it's interior was simple and quite pleasant. But it has not got any strong characters either. Just another town cathedral.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 7rebeccam
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The cathedral is gothic-style, located at the centre of the old city of Vannes. It's a nice cathedral to visit, but it's not that different from the other churches in the region of Brittany

Date of experience: October 2016
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