Cathédrale Saint-Etienne
Cathédrale Saint-Etienne
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tofrek1885
Shrewsbury, UK131 contributions
This is truly a beautiful building - the style is throughout in what we would call "Early English" - very plain but elegant structures.
The clusters of pillars are amongst the tallest I have seen - beautiful clusters soaring upwards to the very elegant and attractive vaulting.
Sadly, very little of the original glass has survived.
It is really a bright, attractive building and well worth a visit.
Written 8 September 2022
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Sebastien M
Sydney, Australia472 contributions
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The signature Cathedral of Meaux of what started off as a Romanesque style building which then redone in Gothic style. The Cathedral opens daily to the public but no services as it's going through some restoration work to the western façade portals and the organ buffet inside. It's stupendously magnificent inside and because of its overall height inside it allows natural light to illuminate the interior. Most notable is the monument to jacques Bénigne Bossuet, born in Dijon and was a bishop of Meaux, and is buried in the Cathedral. The stunning stained-glass windows, especially around the ambulatory area behind the high altar, are spectacular. My favourite is the "vasari corridor" that connects the Bishopric Palace to the cathedral at one of the left chapels behind the high altar. It's mesmerisingly beautiful and a must visit monument of Meaux. You might also like to visit the Bishops Palace and the Bossuet Garden, all in one glorious site.
Written 8 February 2020
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TravelBedfordshire
Leighton Buzzard, UK988 contributions
Couples
The cathedral is situated within the town centre. It’s an oasis of calmness. A beautiful large building with lovely stained glass windows. Well worth a visit.
Written 12 October 2019
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Alasdair M
7 contributions
Couples
Incredible building and history. Like no cathedral we’ve ever seen at home. Stained glass windows were extraordinary, stone masonry just amazing.
Written 19 March 2019
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bob g
Cirencester, UK121 contributions
Couples
one 13th century stained glass window at east end, some interesting monuments, imposing west front. The choir is pleasingly proportioned and light.
Written 6 March 2018
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Mini Brown
Taichung, Taiwan270 contributions
Family
The old Gothic architecture church from 1175A.D, full of history and interesting building very nice to visit when you around Meaux!
Written 19 January 2018
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,603 contributions
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The cathedral is part of a medieval complex of religious buildings in the town. There are plenty of car parks nearby and the nearby streets are pleasant to walk around. The gardens next to the Musee Bossuet (30 seconds from the cathedral) are very pleasant too. The cathedral itself is free to enter although I think it is shut between 12 and 2PM.
The carvings over the main doors (you actually enter via a side door) are very impressive - I don't know why they have been defaced and most of the heads removed but what you can see is excellent. The interior of the building is rather plain but it is vast, the floating screens around the altar give the whole building a light and airy feel.
Written 21 March 2017
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xtw
france12 contributions
Couples
Nice to see as well as the garden to learn more about Bossuet.
There are restaurant around the Cathedral. The Brie de Meaux Museum is walking distance from the Cathedral. The World War I is about 10 minutes far from car.
Written 13 March 2017
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ajw570
Norwich, UK44 contributions
Couples
I used to live in Meaux for almost 2 years and never got to see the interior or the attendant buildings and garden. Well, finally got there and was not disappointed. The interior is charming and very calming. The Vieux Chapitre is a superbe piece of medieval
craftsmanship. The gardens are quiet and formal, many locals choose to eat their lunch there, something I guess would never be allowed back home. All in all, pleased I eventually made the time to visit. A relaxing beer at the L'Escargot D'Or afterwards on a sunny day completed the visit.
Written 3 November 2016
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Dexter_McRae
Oxford, UK37 contributions
We had booked a tour of the cathedral and bishop's palace through the tourist office.
The cathedral offers great insight into not only the history of the city of Meaux and surrounding area but also of France.
It is a fine illustration of the different periods of Gothic art and architecture.
A must if you happen to travel to this part of France.
Transport from Paris is particularly easy with direct trains from Gare de l'Est.
Written 3 July 2016
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