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Notre Dame Church (Eglise Notre Dame la Grande)

Address: 1 Rue Mably, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 05 56 10 21 83
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Ranked #14 of 70 Attractions in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Not to be confused with its more famous namesake in Paris, this 11th century church is beautiful in...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Not to be confused with its more famous namesake in Paris, this 11th century church is beautiful in its own right, with its elaborately carved facades and detailing.

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billund
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Get lost and you'll find it. Full of magic, it drags you in and you just fall in love with it. The light inside is simply wonderful. A must visit in Bordeaux.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Love the walk way, the architectural and the grandness of the church! It makes the story comes alive (hunchback of Notre Dame). I went during winter, so the queue is not so long, do take some time to take photos around the church, its simply beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Previous reviewers are mistakingly thinking that Notre Dame is the Cathedral Church of Bordeaux, and of using, wrongly, photographs of Cathedral Saint André in their reviews. This baroque church is hidden away behind the Grand Hotel of Bordeaux in Place du Chapelet. The nave is huge and the overall impression is one space and light, not evident from the exterior... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I think it looks more impressive outside as it sits all by itself on a huge open 'place' in the city center. It seems to tower up to the sky as you walk up closer to it and then when you enter it is still very impressive but you feel more contained. Perhaps the word is protected? As what a... More 

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Mayo Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Set on a hill overlooking the vineyards, the interior is so beautiful. There is a wonderful atmosphere in the church and it was lovely for a wedding

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

It's amazing the way this just pops up when you go around the corner. A small cathedral by cathedral standards but just as beautiful. Mass is celebrated here and even though I have no French it was beautiful and just as spiritual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Worth a few minutes to walk around inside. A great location on a quieter street. Saw a few tour groups taking their visitors there but we just walked in on our own.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This church, built just before the French Revolution, employed all the new techniques learned in Rome. huge open interior spaces with lanterned domes that bring in natural light.

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

Notre Dame is almost hidden away in the Place du Chapelet a bit of backwater square behind the Grand Hotel and main Cours Intendance tram thoroughfare. It has a fine stone baroque fron blending in with surrounding buildings but inside is somewhat austere with an unusual barrel vaulted roof.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This church is kind of hidden away on a side street. Look for it, it is magnificent. At one point in the history of Bordeaux it was the cathedral because the cathedral could not be used.

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