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Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Souillac

Pl. de l'Abbaye, 46200 Souillac, France
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Unusual Cathedral

A massive Romanesque structure which has three large domes over the sanctuary and five octagonal... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Zuzka E
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Glendale, California
Good Visit

We visited this church while waiting for the museum next door to open after lunch. The detailed... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
bobpublic
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Pl. de l'Abbaye, 46200 Souillac, France
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

A massive Romanesque structure which has three large domes over the sanctuary and five octagonal chapels surrounding the apse. Quite impressive.

Thank Zuzka E
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited this church while waiting for the museum next door to open after lunch. The detailed stone carvings were excellent. It's definitely worth the visit if you are already in Souillac.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Fabulous old architecture. Amazing acoustics, really could hear a pin drop. Beautiful features inside.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

An unexpectedly (to us) old and interesting architecture with byzantine influence. Also fascinating reliefs and carvings.

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Large and very impressive old church in the middle of town. Souillac itself has some nice bits but is not really that stunning.

Thank Cricketdad
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

We rented a car and drove around the area stopping periodically when something looked interesting. Souillac is a cute small town with this imposing church and abbey which used to house Benedictine monks. There are some impressive sculptures inside and the domes are decorated inside...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Rather plain and simple church but worth a look as its next door to the Museum in an interesting old town.

Thank Eileen C
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is romanesque architecture at its best. Free entry. I have been to Souillac twenty times but decided to go into the abbey only the other day (out of the rain). Superb in every respect.Do not miss it.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

The centerpiece of Souillac, a must see, sndbe sure to walk all around the outside and if possible find a vantage point to see all the rooflines together.

Thank dordogne24
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

This impressive building is architecturally interesting with its numerous cupolas and quaint lauzes roofs. The space is serene and cool, allowing you to ponder. Not over-elaborate, just tranquil and spacious. Tucked away behind the bustle that is Souillac (especially in the very hot months of...More

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