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Cathedrale Saint-Samson

Place de la Cathedrale, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
+33 2 99 48 35 30
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Interesting site to visit.

This is an interesting cathederal to visit with a visitor centre across the street. The town has... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael D
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County Wexford, Ireland
Worth a visit

This is no longer the bishopric seat of Brittany but it does have an interesting history and recent... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Mary A
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Place de la Cathedrale, 35120, Dol-de-Bretagne, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting cathederal to visit with a visitor centre across the street. The town has some tourist notice boards in both english and french, which we found useful.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is no longer the bishopric seat of Brittany but it does have an interesting history and recent archaeological research has unearthed evidence to support anecdotal folklore about sacred wells. There are several information boards in English and French (especially in the environs of the...More

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Fine position near cliff edge looking across former marshes to Cancale and Pointe du Grouine in the distance - main porch on S side is something very special and the small porch on same side (though needing a good clean up) most interesting. Interior very...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Dol de Bretagne is a lovely town with this Cathedral at its heart. The connection with the nearby menhir is interesting. The only thing I did not find out is the story with the tower.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We drove by and remembered from a guide book that the cathedral was a top 10 sightseeing so we decided to stop and have a look. The cathedral was well preserved and is still in use for daily prayers and various worshippers. It felt real...More

Thank TobiasWallin
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

On our way to the coast we stopped in Dol for lunch and were immediately attracted by this tall former cathedral , built when Dol was one of the foremost ecclesiastic centres of Brittany. It's patron saint is St Samson who alleged crossed the Chaneel...More

Thank 654GregP654
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

A church this size is fitting for Saint Samson. A goliath of a church which has definitely had it share of blows throughout history (having been used as a stable and a warehouse). I'm sure it was really great once, as it is still very...More

Thank MTRose
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you are on your way to Dinan or St. Malo, get to the train station an hour or so early and take a stroll through high street Dol. There is tucked away on that street the oldest extant building in Brittany and there is...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Take your time and look around at the superb stained glass windows and the side chapels. An interesting history goes with the church (which is no longer technically a cathedral!) and a carved stone boat is mounted outside in the entrance square - another story...!

1  Thank Barrie and Deir... T
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

I'm not to keen on church's or cathedral's but this one is just outstanding!! Most beautiful cathedral i have ever been too. Its free to get into, and loads to look at. Would highly recommend the trip here!

1  Thank Kira S
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