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St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)

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Address: place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Description: This beautiful 17th century church is one of Bordeaux's main attractions.
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Spectacular cathedral. If you have a chance, climb the bell tower also for the best view of the city. Striking stained glass windows. Concerts held here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Spectacular cathedral. If you have a chance, climb the bell tower also for the best view of the city. Striking stained glass windows. Concerts held here.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very nice church, in gothic church. However, this is not another gothic church, it has a very impressive structure. Highly recommend you to visit/explore inside of it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The restoration process is only half way through and was badly needed. Couldn't visit the inside as they closed the doors for a private function as we were approaching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very impressive structure. Take the time to walk around the entire outside before entering as this gives a perspective to the church. The interior is very impressive (14 & 15th Century construction)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is one great piece of architecture, which you must also see by night. To take a cool photo consider waiting for the tram to pass and make sure you get your aperture to the max to get that blue light from the tram along your photo. There is also a cute little statue of the Cathedral and nearby structures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

There is a little train that takes tourists around the city. As it turned the corner there was this large bell tower and the Cathedral Saint Andre. They were sitting on a wide open square so that one could enjoy their architecture. To the right was the Palace Rohan, and behind the palace was the Bordeaux Art Gallery. The main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The cathedral and the adjoining bell tower are well worth a visit...even if you are at the ABC stage of European travel. Beautiful building, great history and the whole square is just a great place to be

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Growing up a Catholic for the most part, I have always been fascinated with Catholic churches. Steeped in history that is both dark and illuminating, churches - big cathedrals, especially - often evoke strong feelings from believers and non-believers alike. Looking at the imposing Cathedrale Saint-André, one cannot help but marvel at the exquisite architecture that is rivalled only by... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

In 1137, Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII in this beautiful Cathedral, she was just 13. Even if you don't like history, you cannot fail to be amazed by it's wonderful craftsmanship. They are people there who can give you a guided tour and you give them what ever you think it is worth. We had an excellent lady who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The spires of the imposing Cathedral Saint André and its separated bell tower, the Tour Pey-Berland drew us to their location. Bordeaux's Cathedral was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096. Interestingly though that of the original Romanesque edifice, only a wall in the nave remains. The Royal Gate is from the early 13th century, while the rest of the... More 

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