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Cathedrale St-Etienne

Auxerre, France
+33 3 86 52 23 29
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Very impressive

Unexpected for the size of the city, this cathedral is massive . The high ceilings, the not too... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter O
Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, France
via mobile

A stunning cathedral with a very high roof and beautiful stained glass windows! During our visit... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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Auxerre, France
+33 3 86 52 23 29
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected for the size of the city, this cathedral is massive . The high ceilings, the not too ornamental windows and the sheer size of the place sitting higher up on the hillside make it the most impressive sight in Auxerre.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A stunning cathedral with a very high roof and beautiful stained glass windows! During our visit there was a lady practicing the flute and the music just made it a magical experience and a memory we will cherish forever. One of our favorites.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Though the restaurant I reviewed here was great, this is the reason to come. It is a part of the whole circle of great Gothic cathedrals in Burgundy (and farther afield) with lots of 12th-century glass to admire.

Thank ronald k
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Auxerre is a most beautiful city - especially the Old Town area. Best visited in a canal boat, living on the water. The Cathedral St-Etienne is truly stunning and a must-visit site.

Thank NoelHH
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Considering a cathedral is grandiose by definition, I consider this one nice with its higher than average ceiling and some nice stained glasses and architectural elements but there are some inconsistencies and imperfections which cause this cathedral to lack some warmth and special something. There...More

Thank Frederick L
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Cathedrale St-Etienne is a magnificent gothic church from 1200's and is a must do when in Auxerre. We winded The stained glass windows were amazing. There was also a light show on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

1  Thank lindakthomas
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We arrived and started to look around, just as an elderly gentleman, key in hand, started locking up. He joked that we could stay the night if we wanted to.

Thank pauline a
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not far from the hotel I was staying at, hotel Le Maxime, took about 5 minutes walk. A beautiful structure and even at awe once you go into the actual cathedral. It is free, but 3 Euros to go and see the crypt. I believe...More

Thank Ahktar R
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

There were several aspects of this cathedral that made it worth seeing. The stained glass windows are brilliant, several still have bullet holes from you-know-what war. The crypt is dated about 1100's but isn't really a crypt as it has no bodies buried there. Free.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Like almost everything in France, this cathedral suffered during the French Revolution. And other historical events meant that the second tower was never built, leaving the façade a little cockeyed. But then you enter through the rich, intricately-carved Western portal, and the soaring gothic interior...More

1  Thank PouletteParis
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