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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
4 Place de la Cathedrale, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
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!
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Date of experience: August 2018
1 Thank Dutch-Gourmand
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.
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
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
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
1 Thank 212Bertie
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.
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
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.
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
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