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Notre Dame de Boulogne

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Address: 2 Parvis Notre Dame, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
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+33 3 21 80 44 04
09:00 - 11:30
14:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Fri 14:00 - 17:00

This 19th-century cathedral sits above the longest crypt in France.

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A good view of local history

It's rather quiet inside with a good display of paintings and a beautiful altar. OK, it's not a fantastic museum, but they don't force expensive plastic Madonnas on you at their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church is closed, at least on a Saturday, between 12 and 2.30 but is well worth a visit to admire the massive walls and high roof, and the memorials and decorations. Photographs are allowed and we certainly took many.

Thank Penny G
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's rather quiet inside with a good display of paintings and a beautiful altar. OK, it's not a fantastic museum, but they don't force expensive plastic Madonnas on you at their shop.It's all more quiet and laid-back, just the way I like it.

Thank YYC454
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was really unexpected, while walking on Promenade des Remparts. Another venue which led us to yet another found...

Thank GNiLi3P
Genval, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dome and cupula look awesome from the outside, but the building itself is in dire need of repair and renovation. We've been expelled manu militari by the guy in charge at 13.00 for his lunchbreak. Sad on an Easter monday...

Thank Cimmerianbloke
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice church to visit. The gem, though, was the dome part that we almost missed. Turn right after going through the door and up the stairs. The frescos on the walls are quite worn but still beautiful.

Thank Emily M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Neither Mrs Birds-Eye nor I are particularly of a religious persuasion, but this is a spectacular building to visit nonetheless. The crypt is 5 euro a time so a bit steep at the price, but the main church is worth a short wander for its architecture and peculiarities. The story of the statues being wheeled around France in the 1940s... More 

Thank CaptainBirdsEye3
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth struggling up the hill, it closed at 12 for lunch. We did not go to the crypt but it was open.

Thank RMGeorge
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Surprisingly, the Basilica is fairly plain once inside. However, it is still interesting for all that. When we visited it was decorated with a nativity scene. The historical information was interesting. A must see location if visiting the old town of Boulogne. Very peaceful and tranquil.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Been a few times and blown away by the church but crypt was something else. Great insight into history and Roman influence. Ticket for museum also better value.

Thank neil k
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife can't walk past a church without going inside. Notre Dame de Boulogne is so good that we always climb the hill to the old town to visit. Lovely calming feeling inside. Good little gift shop and we always try to buy our postcards there.

Thank Iain H

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