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Cathedrale St-Jean

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Address: Place Gambetta, Rue de l'Horloge, Perpignan, France
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+33 4 68 51 33 72

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Beautiful cathedrale

Had the pleasure on walking into a wedding, good to see such a nice church still in use by the locals!

Reviewed 17 September 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure on walking into a wedding, good to see such a nice church still in use by the locals!

Thank Remcoh75
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Pictures cannot show the beauty of this cathedral. Large and stunning. Well worth the visit. The chapels are stunning, the coffin of St Jean is impressive. Should not be missed.

Thank bkahane
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you happen to be able to visit this magnificent cathedral when not encompassed with tourist, it is most definitely worth the time. Simple beautiful.

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The cathedral is very beautiful with colourful stained glass. Building started in the 14th century. The ceiling towers above you. It is quiet and peaceful inside. It has many side chapels dedicated to different saints and at least 2 have golden altarpieces. Underneath the organ there is a passage leading to a Romanesque chapel where with a recumbent effigy of... More 

Thank Jane C
Perpignan, France
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A pretty, and small cathedral. Worth wondering around the cathedral areas of the old town of perpignan, small boutiques are the new residents of this Quartier. Nice old streets and alleyways. Head back towards the Castillet tower if you get lost

Thank alan l
Ko Chang, Thailand
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We found it to be very beautiful and peaceful. It was not crowded with tourists. Easy to walk to from the pedestrianised area.

Thank Turnbull1942
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The exterior of the cathedral is not very prepossessing, but it's huge inside, with interesting side altars (including a picture of Our Lady of Guinea, a gift from the twinned diocese of Kankan - yes, really!) The chairs were gathered in the front of the cathedral, but a strict female custodian was not averse at shouting at our seven-year-old not... More 

Thank KieronWood
Rochelle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Beautiful cathedral with amazing stained glass and an ornate organ. My son who lived in Perpignan wanted to show us the statues on the courtyard but it was closed

Thank pandabear6
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Certainly worth a visit. The interior is much bigger than the exterior would suggest. This is a free to enter cathedral, and we were lucky enough to hear the organ being played. The acoustics were amazing.

Thank James C
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

It was interesting to find such a big middle age cathedral in a quite small city. One understands it when one gets to the tomb of the almost unknown King of Majorca who ruled that part of France at the beginning of the 14th century. Enjoy!

Thank Vitor A

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