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This is a nice Cathedrol to spend a hour walking around and visiting the inside not as grand as som... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
ChrisR265
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Worth the detour!

Here you really have to spend an afternoon. Preferably on a rainy afternoon, but also when the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Dutch-Gourmand
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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
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Cathédraloscope takes you back in time to the era of cathedral building. Come and discover the lodge of the architect and the masterpieces of the journeymen. Learn how to decipher the stained glass windows and scultpures. The 11 room of the museum...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Place de la Cathedrale, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
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+33 2 99 48 35 30
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a nice Cathedrol to spend a hour walking around and visiting the inside not as grand as som we have visited but worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChrisR265
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Here you really have to spend an afternoon. Preferably on a rainy afternoon, but also when the weather is nice of course! The museum visit takes about 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on how intensively you study and listen to everything! Take special note of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cathedraloscope, Directeur général at Cathedraloscope, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your good comments for our English friends because our cathedral is a little cousin with its British sisters ! Good end of stay in France. Best regards Olivier Delépine

Reviewed 15 August 2018

The Cathédraloscope is a nice museum on the development, construction and building of a gothic cathedral and the living in the middle ages – from the point of view of the architect of the cathedral. An interesting audio guide in English, French, German and Dutch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank xesrbt
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We really enjoyed this museum of how they built the cathedral incredible to think there were no modern machinery to raise lift the stones to build it in the court yard there is a lifting wheel used in construction, then to go from there to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank brooksfun
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a really inspirational visiter attraction which focuses on the period in which France's greatest cathedrals were built. Life size models of cranes and lifting devices show how massive stones were lifted into position, masons' techniques are explained in films, and by having a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Cathedraloscope, Directeur général at Cathedraloscope, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your complete and positive report, you help us effectively to make know the CathedralOscope with our English friends. Best regards Olivier Delépine

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Only €6 in and it's so worth it! Next to the beautiful Saint-Samson Cathedral (to which admission is free). Very friendly staff and a gorgeous museum! They have little pocket radio guides in different languages - which is great if you're hopeless at French (like...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ruby250
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Went in here after the cathedral and learnt about its construction and about Dol during the medieval period. Obviously run with pride by local people it was well worth the admission fee. Even the boy (aged 4) was kept occupied.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Roy D
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We found this museum so interesting, we actually got locked in when it closed for lunch! It gives visitors real insights into the place of cathedrals in French towns.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Nuyorker
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The exhibitions range from design of cathedrales to the history of the Church in France. It has french and english translations, and plenty of interactive parts for children such as building cathedrals, sanding down bricks, making a stained glass window. Gift shop is big and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank butterflyrach
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

The museum covers the building of cathedrals in France, in particular the one across the street. Some of the info is in English but the displays can be understood even if you don't speak French. Quite a few things to do for kids, too. Some...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank eljad2015
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zed741
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Hello The audio guide is also for the children and the people visit the cathédraloscope during one hour and more if you like . Best regards
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