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Cathedrale St-Etienne

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Address: Place St-Etienne, 31000, Toulouse, France
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+33 5 61 52 03 82
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
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I don't know why people would call this beautiful. It is a really ugly monolith, built at different times, in a no way harmonious in design. The two different sections don't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know why people would call this beautiful. It is a really ugly monolith, built at different times, in a no way harmonious in design. The two different sections don't even line up in a normal way. There are seats facing huge pillars. I found it very jarring and disturbing. It's very interesting to visit for the history.

Thank MillicentMayflower
Montseret, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Fabulous aspect, beautiful interior, it's an excellent visit and a lovely place to kneel and pray too!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Not your typical big church/cathedral layout. Well worth donating and picking up the shortened history leaflet which explains the stop start construction of this vast edifice. Somewhat off-centre construction. Excellent and well worth a visit. Not far from the centre. Lovely "square" in front.

Thank nsander219
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This cathedral was constructed from the 13th to the 17th centuries, and it mixes the northern and southern Gothic in an unusual way. The clock tower is very unusual; the nave is off-centre to the choir. Some of the interior furnishings are very nice. I was particularly struck by the chapel devoted to Joan of Arc. It contains tall tablets... More 

Thank operalover939
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very beautiful and historic church, loved it !!! When we walked in the organ was playing, and we took lots of photos, lit candles and said prayers. Every painting had a special story, as we speak French, it was a pleasure to learn so much about this cathedral.

Thank DRU150
Mystic, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was an interesting stop to make as I wandered about Toulouse. Not as impressive as St. Sernin, but still very beautiful in its own right.

Thank erinontheroad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A magnificent cathedral well worth a visit. There is a very large central choir with some exquisite wood carving.

Thank Barry G
Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

St Etienne loomed before me and I entered from the heat to the cool. Airy, majestic, fine stained glass windows and carved wooden pews, marble altars, a magnificent organ. Part of the history of Toulouse as also of the religious history of France.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Super big and lots to see. Lots of chapels, very pretty stained glass windows. We had just been the Museum Augustine so it was interesting to see a church with various statues still in place. It is free so go visit.

1 Thank monicaj66
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Quite an interesting story behind the peculiar facade of the church. Turns out these are two incomplete churches that resulted in its asymmetrical facade and interiors.

Thank MamaSqueak

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