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St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)

place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #14 of 88 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A beautiful cathedral, set in its own square, looking across at the Town Hall. A must for any visitor to Bordeaux.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The exterior of this cathedral is undergoing restoration with the restored parts looking almost brand new. The cathedral is huge. The north façade is full of elaborate decorations. The best views are from the separate bell tower (Tour Pey-Berland).

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Bit by bit the cathedral's stonework is being restored both inside and out, revealing it in all its glory. A particular feature outside are the flying buttresses not least around the apse, very reminiscent of Notre Dame in Paris, although the restoration programme has yet to reach this part. Most of the external cleaning has been at the west end... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
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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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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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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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