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Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte

6 rue Abbe Boutillier, 58000, Nevers, France
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The present cathedral is a combination of two buildings, and possesses two apses. The apse and... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Raluca D
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Old meets new

The first impression is the stained glass from the 1990's which fills it with colour. You then... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Paul S
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 rue Abbe Boutillier, 58000, Nevers, France
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The present cathedral is a combination of two buildings, and possesses two apses. The apse and transept at the west end are the remains of a Romanesque church, while the nave and eastern apse are in the Gothic style and belong to the 14th century.

Thank Raluca D
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The first impression is the stained glass from the 1990's which fills it with colour. You then notice the very old statues and plaques and particularly the 11th century nave at one end and its unusual architecture. We were privileged to have an organist playing...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

With a little sight-seeing time at our disposal we headed for the cathedral nearby. It is large and impressive for the size of the town and right next to the equally impressive ducal palace. Inside you quickly realize from the modern stained glass Windows and...More

Thank fdbenke
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Nevers' cathedral is unique in that its stained glass windows are modern, having been commissioned in recent times to replace the historical windows that were destroyed when a WWII Allied bomb accidentally hit the cathedral. The old windows were not gothic stained glass but figured...More

Thank sateldegaman
Reviewed 18 September 2016

In the heart of old town Nevers is this incredible cathedral dating back to , I believe, around 800, surviving fires, bombing, multiple reconstructions. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank JanetFtMyersFL
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The cathedral is situated right next to the palace. Due to various restorations the church has a rather eclectic mix of style but it seems to work quite well. There are so many gargoyles on the outside.

Thank r15972
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This church would be pretty boring if stained windows were not so noticeable: they are very contemporary and fit the church quite well, actually. Beautiful.

Thank alain_deveaux
Reviewed 26 July 2016

what once started as a roman cathedral, became an eclectic composition of roman and gothic, with an almost subdued transition between these. It is worth a visit, after you visited the palace, unless you don't like visiting churches

Thank janneman55
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The cathedral is open to the public, you can freely walk around. Inside, they have several panels with information regarding the history. It is in a good state and worth a visit.

Thank Helmut F
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Some of the inside & out was cordoned off for repairs & maintenance, but it was still worth visiting. Typical of its type, many alcoves showed different views & scenes. Entry was free

Thank David B
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