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Cathedrale Saint-Benigne (Dijon Cathedral)

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Address: Pl. St-Benigne, Dijon, France
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Considered a masterpiece of Romanesque art, this abbey church was built in...

Considered a masterpiece of Romanesque art, this abbey church was built in 1007 and features a crypt containing sculptures dating from the eleventh century.

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Crypt visit a must

An intimate experience in such a large church. Unusual wooden cross worth seeing. And ensure you get to the crypt. Volunteers were very helpful and most hospitable.

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Nancy L
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London
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

An intimate experience in such a large church. Unusual wooden cross worth seeing. And ensure you get to the crypt. Volunteers were very helpful and most hospitable.

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Thank Nancy L
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Big organ pipes, stained glass and lots of masonry. An impressive cathedral to visit. Open 8:30 to 7pm with disabled access.

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Thank tezpil
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very helpful man at the bookstall/ticket sales. He suggested visiting the adjacent archaeological museum. The free organ concert was excellent.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We did not go inside but just the outside gives you the WOW factor, it's prominence within the City is great and the architecture is truly wonderful - highly recommend a visit.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The outside of the cathedral has been cleaned and it makes a real difference inside and outside. There is no shop which is disappointing but apart from that a nice place to visit.

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Thank Catriona F
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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817 reviews
589 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This Gothic church with three towers was built between 1281-1325 on the site of a previous church from 535 and is located in the center of Dijon. The façade has a single arcade porch with twin towers and a 19th C. rebuilt spire tower (93m) peaking out. The tympanum above the main entrance portal has a 18th C. bas-relief depicting... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss to go down The crypt, 2 euro, entrance on the right. It is very evocative, a little Romanesche gem. The church itself is quite typical of this part of france, gothic arches of white limestone

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Thank Viridiana2012
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This must be a very special place with the locals taking into account how well preserved the building is and lovingly looked after inside. I was intrigued with the racing bike decorated in plants and flowers I assume this is in memory of someone who had loved riding. Well worth a visit here just to stand back and admire the... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Well worth a visit. A beautiful peaceful place. Time to reflect from busy site seeing schedule. Gothic style. The coloured roof is well worth a photo of.

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Thane, India
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

perfect place if you participate in the Church and are interested in seeing century old monuments with a history behind it

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