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Cathedrale St. Sauveur

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Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to see one civilization stacked upon another. You can look down and see Roman ruins, below the level of the current cathedral. There is statuary and some art, and a very nice ceiling. This is definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathie D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely old cathedral. Please spend some time there and drink in the paintings as well as the architecture.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grangemoore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral apparently was built on the site of a 1st century Roman forum of Aix. A fragment of a Roman wall and the columns of the baptistery seem to be the origin of the legend that the church was built on top of a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant surprise to visit this fine Cathedral in Provence. It is beautifully presented inside and has a free downloadable App to allow exploration further of the many side chapels and other details. I have visited a lot of Cathedrals and Churches all over Europe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Albywon
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This historic building shows the development of French architecture from late Roman times to the 16th century. The baptistery is amazing and beautifully preserved: there are also parallel Romanesque and Gothic naves, allowing you to see the differences between the two styles. An architectural textbook...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The cathedral in Aix has a number of interesting and attractive features, including some medieval wall painting and an impressive main doorway. It was definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wendy h
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This amazing monument includes excavations that date back to Roman times and detailed explorations of the buildings evolution. In every alcove beautiful works of art, from paintings to statues, a golden throne and alter, and an immense, ornate pipe organ are bathed in light from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Uchi-mama
Reviewed 30 September 2018

It’s a beautiful cathedral, with many stained-glass windows, painted friezes, and ornate fixtures dating back to the early 1st century for parts of the cathedral through the 15th century for the last. The cathedral is in great condition given its age. There is not admission...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 29 September 2018

wonderful building and well worth a visit but why do they need to hide the beautiful carved main doors when the church is open. My wife has seen them but after 8 years living near Aix I have never seen these wonderful doors

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JohnMcCheshire
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Suppositions are that there likely had been a Roman temple dedicated to Apollo, based upon some early finds; it ceased to be in the 8th century. What is certain is that the baptistry (the hole in the ground) does in fact date the the 6th...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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