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Church of Notre Dame la Grande

Poitiers, France
+33 5 49 41 22 56
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Just original and beautiful

It may make you cry from both the outside and the inside. It did me and I had to go back to take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
barry s
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Brussels, Belgium
Absolutely stunning, atmospheric, beautiful.

We were lucky enough to be there in the summer when the church is lit up for fifteen minutes at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DKNS
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Poitiers, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may make you cry from both the outside and the inside. It did me and I had to go back to take some photos

Thank barry s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be there in the summer when the church is lit up for fifteen minutes at night, so that it took on the appearance of having been painted. That simplistic description makes it sound garish but it was utterly beautiful. After...More

Thank DKNS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is a really magnificent, majestic building, filled with fascinating art and architecture. It was stunning to think of the level of commitment, resources and skill that would be required to construct a building such as this. Definitely a must visit if you are...More

Thank df86
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Whilst magnificent from outside the interior is breath taking.The interior is painted in a mixture of colours in different patterns which magnifies the impact.It is essential to visit if you are a lover of churches and history. Marvellous.

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were there when a wedding was going on, but could see most of the inside anyway. It's also a good place to pick to meet with the others in your group - nice cafes in the square and centrally located.

Thank ksalzberg
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The cathedral is very attractive on the outside but the interior is something else. The painted stonework is breathtaking.

Thank Treeesh
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The colours and patterns on the pillars are exquisite. You can imagine Eleanor of Aquitaine , duchess and queen , walking up the aisle . Perfect and with beautiful carvings on the outside arches . Surely the jewel of Poitiers , this church was patronised...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

How this does not get excellent reviews is incomprehensible to me. The painted columns are superb and yes it is a bit dark... but the gives you the atmosphere of the times. I just loved it

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is in the centre of Poitier, surrounded by Restaurants and shops, one of the hot spots of the city.

Thank OBhogal
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We often visit this church as it's near our French home - love it and imagine the pilgrims in the middle ages en route to Compostela as this is on the route. Beautiful, not commercialised, a sacred place.

Thank UkPeachesandCream
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