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Notre Dame de Boulogne

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Address: 2 Parvis Notre Dame, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
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+33 3 21 80 44 04
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This 19th-century cathedral sits above the longest crypt in France.

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A beautiful faded church

Well worth struggling up the hill, it closed at 12 for lunch. We did not go to the crypt but it was open.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
RMGeorge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth struggling up the hill, it closed at 12 for lunch. We did not go to the crypt but it was open.

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Thank RMGeorge
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Surprisingly, the Basilica is fairly plain once inside. However, it is still interesting for all that. When we visited it was decorated with a nativity scene. The historical information was interesting. A must see location if visiting the old town of Boulogne. Very peaceful and tranquil.

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Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Been a few times and blown away by the church but crypt was something else. Great insight into history and Roman influence. Ticket for museum also better value.

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Thank neil k
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife can't walk past a church without going inside. Notre Dame de Boulogne is so good that we always climb the hill to the old town to visit. Lovely calming feeling inside. Good little gift shop and we always try to buy our postcards there.

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Thank Iain H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of up hill walking but it's worth it to see the old town and this basilica. The walls around it are nice to walk too.

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Thank Alison P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The interior of the Basilica is rather dilapidated with quite a few cracks visible the rather slender Corinthian columns can't have helped. The highlight is the crypt which has been restored to a high standard with a variety of religious paraphernalia on display. The crypt has links to " Jose de San Martin " who was a rather important figure... More 

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Thank Geoff444
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Im not religious, but I decided to pop in a admire the architecture, I was very impressed followed up by visiting the surroundings too, I definitely recommend the oysters and champagne at the local oyster bar opposite the market area.

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Thank David G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is such a beautiful building. The murals are outstanding beneath the dome. It is quite extraordinary. This is a must if you are in Boulogne.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

There was on display a fascinating timeline showing the history of Christianity, other religions, dynasties, rulers, society, art and science, up to the present. This was obviously not part of the fabric of the building, but it was very interesting as an educational journey, being easy to follow and to dip into. The scale of the building is of course... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing gigantic neo classical 19th century structure. Free admission and a must-see when visiting the town. Avoid the beggars at the entrance and don't get locked in when the two nice ladies lock up.

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