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St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)

place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #15 of 92 Attractions in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 October 22, 2014 NEW

This huge edifice is situated in the centre of the "Triangle" in Bordeaux. Quiet and subdued inside, The arches and stained glass windows are impressive, as are the statues around the exterior. See a statue in coloured alabaster of the Madonna inside - it's made from Nottingham alabaster & made in England.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

simply look up & wonder how they made such a magnificent building. outside hustle & bustle of crossing tramways inside peace & tranquillity take time to sit & listen to the peace & quiet

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A beautiful cathedral in the Gothic/Romanesque style with amazing stone latticework and containing several huge stained-glass windows and fine statues. A truly grand experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This cathedral is magnificent; the stunning glass windows, vivid paintings and sculptures only add to the already overwhelming architecture of this building. I wish we'd spent more time reading about the history, but we 'stumbled' across it - although its vast size may make that difficult to believe!

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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is vast. Behind the alter there are about six other small chapels. To imagine that this was conceived a thousand years ago is awesome. To think that they had the tools to do this back then is amazing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Active church community offering information. Magnificent organ recital. Masses in French. Historic paintings and iconography.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a huge building, comparable in size to Notre Dame in Paris. It is undergoing restoration at the moment. Some of it dates back to the 11th century and has seen many historic events in its history. There are many side chapels each with several incredible stained glass windows. Entrance is free.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was not a highlight for us (better to spend the time in the tower next door) but it is certainly worth it if you are in the main square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This cathedral is an exceptional example of several architectural styles that span 7 centuries. Admission is free and there is presently alot of restoration going on which in itself is interesting. There are panels outside explaining the process and the stages of construction, demolition and restoration - in English, Spanish & French.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I lived in Bordeaux many years ago, and I was amazed by its restoration. We went inside and they were playing Gregorian chants, which were the perfect accompaniment to our visit. I speak French, so I was able to read all the explanations of the art and the tombs. If you don't speak French you may want to take the... More

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