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St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)

place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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Ranked #16 of 74 attractions in Bordeaux
Type: Religious Sites
Description: This beautiful 17th century church is one of Bordeaux's main attractions.
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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful church that is being carefully restored. The exterior grime is being cleaned away leaving a lovely stone left showing the church in all it's detail. The bell tower has a lovely gold statue at its peak. Inside the chapels and stained glass are well worth exploring and the alter is impressive in size. Outside is a... More

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Bordeaux, France
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

One of the finest Cathedrales in France. Still undergoing a bit of refurbishing, this cathedral should not be missed. It is magnificent. Very large, like Notre Dame de Paris, it host a wonderful organ, spectacular architecture, and beautiful ancient artwork. Situated in the center of town on a square that also hosts the Hotel De Ville, Bordeaux. Worthy of a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Second only to Notre Dame in Paris. This place was so amazing. The crypts inside were memories of times gone by. The stones that built this cathedral are amazing as well as the sculptures. I was so glad we were able to find ourselves here.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The restauratio n is almost finished...and now you can admire the stained glass windows . Take the tram which stops right next to Tyne Cathedral and then walk into the old town om there.

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The architecture was stunning, and the interior vaulted spaces and stained glass windows were awe inspiring. They seem to be undergoing some renovation, but there is easily enough to see to warrant a stop.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

As with any European trip, you can expect lots of churches. this Cathedral is exceptionally beautiful. The exterior is undergoing a cleaning and one can really see the detail of the stonework.The architectural elements are impressive as is the pulpit and pipe organ inside.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

While not the Notre Dame of Paris, this Cathedrale is excetionally beautiful. The exterior is undergoing a cleaning and one can really see the detail of the stonework. Hard to image how this structure was built centuries ago, with only limited building materials and machinery. The Organ is huge and can hardly wait to attend a mass simply to hear... More

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Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Well, I was planning to attend evening service here on a Sunday but misread the website. Evening service stops at the end of August. So instead of having service we just looked around and took photos inside. It is a lovely church not unlike many others in France. The architectural elements are impressive as is the pulpit and other areas... More

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Cwmbran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We visited St. Andre on return from the Botanic Gardens when it was very hot so enjoyed both the interior, history and cooling and calming effect.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It is clearly in the middle of renovation work but the old part of central Bordeaux is a beautiful walk through a maze of traditional streets and alleyways. The Cathedral is naturally at the heart of this. The paintings on the walls and the ceilings are well worth the visit and of course an important evaluation is that you aren't... More

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