Saint-Omer Cathedrale, Saint-Omer

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Considered one of the most beautiful medieval churches in the area, Saint-Omer Cathedrale is strongly influenced by Gothic architecture and local tradition. Although referred to as a cathedral, this is a Roman Catholic basilica with architecture from the 13th through 18th centuries. Omer founded the modest 17th-century chapel at the cemetery site of the monks of St.-Bertin Abbey. Three noncontiguous chapels provide a nave flanked by a 15th-century tower to the west that rises 50 m (164 ft) high. Look for the perfectly preserved, 13th-century cenotaph of St.-Omer, the Gothic masterpiece sculpture of God Therouanne, and the famous Renaissance mausoleum Eustache de Croy. Arrange your visit to Saint-Omer Cathedrale and discover more family-friendly attractions in Saint-Omer using our Saint-Omer trip planning app.
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  • This is well worth a visit but most of the written explanations are in French and we were unable to obtain a guidebook in English. The interior is amazing and we were very impressed with the efforts.....  more »
  • Unusually for me, I don't have a lot to say, I found it very impressive and if you have any interest in historical buildings well worth a visit, I particularly liked the clock and all the coats of...  more »
  • Stunning is not sufficient to describe this cathedral. Breathtaking, even from the outside. Go in and it is beautiful beyond words then if that is not enough then look at the organ. Incredible. To miss this is to miss an experience of great proportion.
  • Wonderful historic place. I'm not a religious person, and you don't need to be to appreciate this. You can't help but admire a thing of beauty. So much to see here, and it's free! Well worth a donation after the visit, the way it should be. Ensure you take an hour out of your visit to stop by here, the gardens and town are within walking distance also. Quite magnificent. The architecture, stone work and stained glass windows are pure quality.
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