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St Vincent Cathedral

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Address: Place J de Chantillon, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: +33 2 99 40 82 31
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Fascinating floor plaque related to Jacques Cartier

We wanted to go into St. Vincent Cathedral primarily because of its mention in Doerr's book, All the Light We Cannot See. We found several surprises there, including a plaque in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to go into St. Vincent Cathedral primarily because of its mention in Doerr's book, All the Light We Cannot See. We found several surprises there, including a plaque in the floor commemorating the 1891 visit from the premier of Quebec recognizing the departure of Jacques Cartier for Canada. Also the stained glass windows are beautiful, especially on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the most telling part of this church is the display of pictures from before and after 1944, as well as looking around how well the church was reconstructed. It's a lovely chapel, not huge but worth stopping in to see.

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Godalming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit even though many of the original windows were blown away in the bombardment, the rose window is wonderful. Difficult to find the correct door to enter - but worth the effort.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ancient Cathedral has been a place of worship since the dawn of Christianity. A German minesweeper blew up the steeple and casued masive damage. The cathedral still has the traditional layout but was finally restored by 1972 after 28 years of reconstruction. The modern main altar is particularly dramatic. The Great Rose window is impressive the original having been... More 

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Thank Michael O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's at the centre of the intra-muros city in the walls of St-Malo, very recognizable from afar because of its sharp peak. The colourful rosetta inside is quite amazing, so worth a visit!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The front door needs a bit of effort to open, but the effort of well worth any trouble. Some special features; The quality of the light from the rose window; The yellow glow from the windows of the Lady Chapel; The sense of awe and calm induced, for worshippers and tourists alike;

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Thank craigc72016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Beautifull curch in the middle of the city. It is like the rest of the city is build arround the curch and the roads also go up and around

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Well worth a visit to see the amazing modernistic altar, lectern and throne. These items are of steel decorated with verdigris and gold.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This cathedral is above average and free and the final resting place of Jacques Cartier who is attributed with discovering Canada.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely stain glass windows but the cathedral is quite small and was a bit of a disappointment inside. Definitely worth a visit but you will be done in less than 10min.

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