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St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)

place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #13 of 87 Attractions in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This beautiful 17th century church is one of Bordeaux's main attractions.
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Athens, Greece
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Most of this Gothic cathedral is 19th century but it's founder, Pope Cement V, was the first pope to move to Avignon. He was also the pope responsible for burning the Knights Templar. Well worth a visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Think something of massive. Do you? Think bigger? OK...now you are more or less having an idea about this Cathedral!!! First of all, it is impossible miss it because from the Palace de la Justice is one of the first things you can see, because of its height. The style is Gothic : a lot of spiers,bridges, rose-window.... the inside... More

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Almost like an English cathedral with little of the usual continental clutter. The end nearest the hotel de ville is austere as it butted onto the town wall once. The other end is rounded with elegant windows giving a lofty and airy interior. The organ at the town wall end is massive and a sight to see. Has been undergoing... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Like all large cathedrals iin France the architecture is pretty amazing. Like all, there also seems to be a rota system at the amin entrances in place for the local beggars; good to have a bit of change to hand. Lovely and cool inside when the temperature gets above 30deg C outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

With the guiding tour, you would have a comprehensive understanding about the history, progress and all the decoration and collection of the cathedral.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unfortunately we just missed the times when the talks went round. It looked like a beautiful cathedral with many little parts to it and a very old beautiful organ.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I like the view of bordeaux from the top of its bell tower. and music in cathedral on 29th Juillet. by the way, take a cup of cafe in restaurant "Cafe Francaise" (in the square of in front of Cathedral) was very nice.

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England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This Cathedral looks like it would be fantastic but when we walked 45 mins to visit it was totally cordoned off, mega restoration taking place, and no entry to the Cathedral or its bell tower. very disappointed, and as it is in a very rough part of town, did not even want to stay around and have a reviving drink.... More

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Bordeaux, France
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lots of limks to the past represented in a fairly austere interior. Looks dominant from the outside. Great accoustics if you have the chance to see a concert here or listen to the organ

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atlanta
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46 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Located in the same square as the Hotel de Ville. Right in the center of shopping. Large bell tower. worth a look in, nice stained glass.

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