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nice to have a quick view

If you're in town, it's worth to step in and have a look. However, if you need to travel a bit for... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Simon F
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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Nice basilique in Soulac sur Mer

The church is somewhat dark inside but reflects in many way the climate, the time of construction... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
fm-duc
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Aarhus, Denmark
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19 Aug 2017
“ nice to have a quick view”
2 Aug 2017
“Nice basilique in Soulac sur Mer”
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

If you're in town, it's worth to step in and have a look. However, if you need to travel a bit for this church, it may not be worthwhile.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Simon F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The church is somewhat dark inside but reflects in many way the climate, the time of construction and the aging process

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank fm-duc
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Worth a detour to see this church. It was buried under sand dunes for some time, which has helped preserve it. The history of the church is explained inside with photos, showing what it looked like before it was uncovered and restored. Austere interior with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

From the minute you enter you are taken back in time. Beautiful stained glass windows and amazing paintings. I would recommend a visit if you get the chance.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank dawnmmcrae
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Worth a visit if only for the history of the church. Beautiful interior. The fact that it was once totally buried in sand seems unbelievable.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is an an interesting place with a long history. It may not look much from the outside but you need to enter and read about what it has been through to really appreciate it. The square in front has recently been renovated and it...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank RIF123
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We like to visit places that are medieval hutches and buildings. This church has loads to see. The stone work has lasted the vast time it has been standing very well.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Nothing to write home about except that it is strange to think that church was buried for decades under a sand dune 3 centuries ago.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank JeanJacquesBUCHON
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Discovered this historical church on a trip into town from cruiser liner. No mention of it given on board, nor it's place in history as a Pilgrim resting point on the Way to St. James. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, for several centuries it...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Ailsa009
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The basilica was lost in the 18th century when it was covered in sand from the local dunes. It is now almost completely restored—the tower is still missing the very top—and is now a Unesco World Heritage site. The church isn't large, so you don't...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank RogerC001
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