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“A jumble of architectural styles”

Cathedrale St-Etienne
Ranked #15 of 150 things to do in Toulouse
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A jumble of architectural styles”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The cathedral of Toulouse is not the most impressive church in the city. (I'd recommend the Basilica of St Sernin and the Couvent des Jacobins much more highly.) It was started and then restarted on a different axis - I think that they intended to demolish what had previously been built. The exterior result is startling from the front and the interior is unsettling as the heights and axes of the two parts do not match or blend. If you are nearby it is worth seeing, but don't miss more interesting churches for it.

Visited May 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Nice from the outside”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

When we visited there was a funeral going on inside so we missed out on seeing it. We did however still enjoy admiring the building from the outside.

Visited May 2014
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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75 attraction reviews
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“Stunning mix of Architectural Styles”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The centre of religious activity for the region as well as the City - the cathedral is a truly impressive building, reflecting the different architectural styles of its benefactors over the centuries.

Visited May 2014
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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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“Complicated but interesting.”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Stumbled on this cathedral and was a challenge to work out its varied styles. Looks a bit hotch-potch but reading about it, in English, helped to appreciate it. Lots of clever carving and unusual organ placement. It's not pretty or grand like most cathedrals but interesting if you are in the vicinity.

Visited May 2014
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Sussex, England
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“Interesting but a second fiddle to the major ecclesiastical sites”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Unfortunately for St Etienne there are some stunning ecclesiastical sites in Toulouse and this does not count as one of the must see. However it is interesting and worth an hour.

Visited April 2014
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