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St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)

Address: place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #11 of 72 Attractions in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This beautiful 17th century church is one of Bordeaux's main...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This beautiful 17th century church is one of Bordeaux's main attractions.
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Bordeaux, France
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

St Andre rivals Notre Dame in its sacred ancient grandeur. When in Bordeaux, you must go. I loved it' holy atmosphere and sense of time. There is nothing to dislike about the experience within St Andre. Go and visit.

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New York City, New York
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The cathedral is very pretty and, while not the most impressive in size, decoration, etc. in Europe or France, absolutely worth a visit. It adds a rich layer of history to Bordeaux and should be visited.

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Nanaimo B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

In comparison to other European churches this Cathedral is somewhat smaller in size. However the smaller size does provide for a more intimate experience for visitors. This is an active Catholic Church and you can see the love and attention that its parish community gives to it. The interior of the Cathedral is decorated with many earlier and current Catholic... More 

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Haslemere
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This may not be the biggest Church in Bordeaux but it is a living church, you sence it. On Saturday evening they had the church lit so well on the outside it drew you like a moth. I would like to visit again to discover its history.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The "Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux" was consecrated in 1096 by Pope Urban II, but was almost all rebuilt between the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries. It is a building in the Romanesque style, but its north tower closely resembles a Gothic construction. The interior is impressive though with few works of art exhibited. It's worth taking a look at the Royal... More 

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Bordeaux
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bordeaux is a history lovers dream. 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.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a really impressive cathedral, inside and out. The stained glass windows, art work and organ all made an impression. The renovations are gradually cleaning the stonework - it will be even more beautiful when the work is finished.

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Merles, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The interior of the cathedral is currently (Nov 14) undergoing some renovation. It is a fine building with an ornate altar and a wonderful organ. It is certainly worth seeing and is centrally located and easy to find. I could not say it is worth a large detour and it suffers from being shut and locked promptly at noon for... More 

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