I was really surprised when I turned the corner and there it was. The flying buttresses are massive and unique. If you're in Senlis, do not miss this architectural beauty.
There are so many old cathedrals in France you almost start to think that you don't need to see another. But they are not all the same and the Notre Dame Senlis is no exception. It is so good and a mix of architectural styles set in a medieval village that is still so evident today. Magnificent statues and ornaments... More
A magnificent medieval cathedral that has fallen into disrepair...still worth a trip as is the charming town in which it sits.
This cathedral was built piecemeal and so is a composite of many styles and is very interesting. Sits on a pleasant square in the middle of the village. Parking nearby, plenty of H spaces. Famous organ.
One thing that strikes you about france and europe is that the old towns are so well preserved to reflect their historical glory, and cathedrals are always the centeal part of it.This cathedral gives a sense of peace which it is built to give, but more interesting is the walk around the town, looking at those wonderful french windows, walking... More
In process of renovation but beautiful and grand and clearly a feature that adds a distinctive character to this small rural township.
The Cathedral is so ancient that it pales in comparison to others in France, but if you've enjoyed the Pillars of the Earth, then it will be an inspiring place to visit and see what the 12th century cathedrals were really like.
More information inside would have enhanced the visit. Somewhat dull in comparison with the exterior
If you are in the area, Senlis is worth a visit. The old center of town is very charming, and at its center is the 3rd Gothic Cathedral ever built. While not as imposing as the later bigger cathedrals, Senlis still has a place in architectural history.
The small town of Senlis is well worth a few hours of your time while in Paris. At about 40 km distance it is easy to reach. The cathedral is a small gem, more from the outside than the interior. The streets around it are easy to walk (no steep hills or steps ) with many interesting buildings and gardens... More
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