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Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste

1 B rue Wacquez Glasson, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 71 50 99
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A beautiful church

The church dates back to the late 17th century but had to go under significant reconstruction... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
John B
Toronto, Canada
Mind the Rubens in a Reconstructed Environment

The Rubens you surprisingly find here is glorious. Christ hangs or lays in the hands of those... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Moscow, Russia
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1 B rue Wacquez Glasson, 62000, Arras, France
+33 3 21 71 50 99
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The church dates back to the late 17th century but had to go under significant reconstruction following World War One. The interior is quite beautiful and is dominated by soaring columns, pretty stained glass windows and an impressive alter. It is not a large structure...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Rubens you surprisingly find here is glorious. Christ hangs or lays in the hands of those taking him from the cross. The arms reaching out to him could not have been composed in more sophisticated a manner. The colours are sober with a touch...More

Thank Dr_Max_Gutbrod
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This church is in the centre of Arras. The interior is very nice and well decorated, the outside seems a little neglected and should be valorized more.

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Being in the centre of Arras helps a lot. Lovely little church and very peaceful. Beautiful interior as can be expected from most churches around here.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Wandering round, we found this building open. Inside it's stunning.The stained glass windows are beautiful and the peace in the place is real tranquillity. Well worth a hop in to spend some time in thought and contemplation.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I enjoy visiting a church - just takes me within as I realise I am the same energy inside (my opinion). Beautiful windows and art works plus I always light a candle for me, family and healing the planet. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We found this church just off the Place des Héros on our way back to the railway station. Being interested in churches, we went inside to have a look around. Inside is light and bright inside with colourful impressive stained glass windows, the high vaulted...More

Thank margareth700
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Called in to say a few prayers, very nice place but I almost got locked in, they say god works in mysterious ways!!!!

Thank Sal750
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Astonishing to find a Reubens in this once magnificent church! An old and holy place, with side altars for quiet prayer and contemplation.

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Built in the sixteenth century and originally called the "Saint-Nicolas-on-the-Fosse" this church is one of the few religious buildings Arras to have survived the turmoil of the French Revolution. Known as the Temple of Reason during the terror, the church was then returned to worship,...More

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