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“Take the time to look around”

Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Port
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Take the time to look around”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Very interesting inside and has been sympathetically restored at some stage. Much more inviting than the cathedral up the road

Visited September 2013
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful restored church in the old part of Clermont”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Lovely restored Romanesque church with amazing carvings on the pillars. At certain times you can get a tour which is well worth it as it is a church with an amazing history. The crypt is also worth visiting...it is the confluence of two streams. It has been a religious site for a very long time and is one of the few religious places that I have felt comfortable in. I live in the area and try to go in when I am nearby as it has such a lovely atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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Paris, France
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Exeptional place hidden in the old town”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

When you have a time this church is hidden from the main touristic guides; it's dark outside however very clean and full of light inside; Take a time to spend 5 minutes to stop and think.

Visited July 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A piece of history known & heralded for its "plainess"”
Reviewed 20 November 2012 via mobile

It was funny that locals we stopped for directions didn't know where this UNESCO world heritage site was, though is supposedly an old gem of history and one of the few spiritual places that house a black Madonna (no, she didn't do a reverse Michael Jackson).

When we finally found the minor basilica, we almost missed it. The front gate to it was almost lost to all the surrounding shops as graffiti that grew up around it. To be honest I thought we got the wrong church because after traveling to different Notre-Dames in France (Chartes, Reims, Paris, etc), I was expecting something grand.

It's a very simple building, nothing stunning about it at first glance unless you've truly read up on its history then perhaps you'd appreciate it even more. There weren't any other tourists around but if you're in the area I guess it's worth a stop by.

Their famous black Madonna is located down in the crypt, which was my favorite place in the basilica but only because it looked mysterious and old. Everywhere else was too bright and modern.

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Dunedin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“UNESCO world heritage site”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

This is 12th century nad quite awe inspiring. The carvings and interior are amazing. It is a real sanctuary.

Visited August 2012
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