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Basilique Saint-Urbain

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Address: Pl. Vernier, Troyes, France
Phone Number: +33 3 25 73 37 13
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The already-posted reviews are on target. St. Urbain is well worth a visit, especially given it is right in the heart of the restaurant area of Troyes, When we were there last... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
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Talladega, Alabama
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Talladega, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The already-posted reviews are on target. St. Urbain is well worth a visit, especially given it is right in the heart of the restaurant area of Troyes, When we were there last month, it was still undergoing structural renovation, but this does not detract much from the enjoyment of a lovely church. Named by Pope Urban IV after an early... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Absolutely stunning exterior and interior! So beautiful and peaceful. It was really complimented by the beautiful old city surrounding.

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Faversham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This huge church was built by Pope Urban IV on the very site of his father's shoe-mending shop, and is big enough to be a cathedral... but in this case, the actual cathedral is a little further along the road and is even bigger. However, St Urban's basilica is wonderful and awe-inspiring, and has the most lovely old stained glass... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit. A beautiful peaceful place. Lots of things to see and discover. I spent 15 mins in the pews just absorbing the place. It's beautiful. Go!

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Thank MrsBsTravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The history of this Basilica is really tied up with the town. Read the general information about Pope Ubain IV outside as he founded this church and oversaw the design which is beautiful. Lovely flying buttresses and lace stone work. A must see. Information in both French and English.

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Zarnesti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lovely , lace stone . Is a church you can see when you visit old town. When I saw this church It was surrounded by young people.

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Thank MDania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

When we first saw Saint-Urbain in 1987, it was in sad shape. The choir windows were boarded up because the foundation of the church was unstable, its exterior was grimy, and it was open only on Sundays for services and brief visits. Today, the choir has been restored, the stained glass is back in its proper place, the exterior is... More 

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Limeuil, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The church surprises as the buttresses from the outside are thin and graceful. Impression confirmed in the interior as there is no triforium only huge clerestory windows with stained glass allowing coloured light to stream in. It's as if the walls have given way to frame the stained glass masterpieces.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The outside has many arches or flying buttresses and gargoyes used to drain rainwater. The inside stained glass is worth the viewing. They also have three bells on display. For the first time, someone was dusting away the cobwebs. Never really thought about it but it must be a task. He was using a long pole with a brush on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

My wife and some friends from Holland drove down from Reims to tour the wonderful historic town of Troyes, and as soon as we ascended the elevator from the Cathedral parking lot, we were at the Basilique Saint-Urbain. This is a beautiful structure, inside and out. Though France is of course well known for its multiple historic churches, this has... More 

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