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Collegiale Sainte-Waudru

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It’s Very Big!

Sadly we were late in the day on our visit which meant we had to do a tour at speed (which was a... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Fatgazbo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Wow, wow, wow!!!

Arrived in Mons late afternoon and saw this place in all its glory with the sun streaming through... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
anteallachleicester
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leicester
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Sadly we were late in the day on our visit which meant we had to do a tour at speed (which was a shame). The place is huge with lots of little chapels around the edge but they are all worth looking at. The acoustics...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Mons late afternoon and saw this place in all its glory with the sun streaming through its stained glass windows onto the amazing carvings and sculptures inside. This place is so big it dwarfs a huge cherub clad chariot inside. DO NOT MISS...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Gigantic cathedral, splendid sculptures, marble altars, one of the largest gothic cathedrals we have seen in Europe.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We visited, approaching from the Belfry, and since it was our first visit, we took the northern side road to gain access at the west end, since this is the normal public entrance. We found a very steep set of stairs and the doors populated...More

1  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The Collégiale Sainte-Waudru is not only one of the oldest buildings in Mons and in the whole region, it is also the most impressive. Particularly impressive are the remains of Sainte Waudru herself, in the church, and the golden carriage, where these remains are placed,...More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

When visiting Mons this church is the most important venue to see. It embodies the history of the latest 1500 years

1  Thank Wilfried W
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Not only is this a magnificent building, but a great deal of thought has been put into lighting the interior. The result is dramatic and the whole experience of being here is the better for it. There are magnificent statues and paintings, but that doesn't...More

1  Thank RealYstyck
Reviewed 4 October 2017

There are several ways into the cathedral - the visitor entrance and up 1,000 steps. The steps are important because inside is the processional carriage of Saint Waudru whose remains are inside. Once a year, the people of Mons gather prior to the big DouDou...More

1  Thank josephecooper
Reviewed 14 September 2017

People talk of the amazing cathedrals and churches of France and larger towns/cities, but Waudru is right up there, if not better than, some of the higher profile churches. It's absolutely breathtaking, welcoming to visitors, and quiet. It's not full of tourists, which I suppose...More

2  Thank Betweenthebars
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful collegial! Make sure you check out the Car d'Or as well when you go for a visit. Take a moment to sit, meditate, and admire the architecture.

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