Eglise St Louis des Chartrons

Eglise St Louis des Chartrons

Eglise St Louis des Chartrons
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MVPinBoynton
South Florida1,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I had seen the two steeples of the Church of Saint-Louis-des-Chartrons from the ship in the distance. It is always fascinating to me how it is so easy to see the tall spires of a church from a distance, but the closer you get, the more difficult it is to find it. After a short walk, we finally found it. The trees in front of the church prevent an unobstructed photo from being taken. But it is still most impressive.

Although not ornately decorated, I still thought that the interior was magnificent with its very high ceiling, arches and gorgeous stained glass.
Written November 11, 2019
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Malarchy
Maseru, Lesotho809 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Église Saint-Louis is a 19th century church in the Chartrons district of Bordeaux. Its distinctive double spires can be seen from afar due to their height. The church is nice but relatively unadorned and despite best efforts has a fairly modern tradition.

Saint-Louis was built in the mid 19th century for the Chartrons district. The history of religion in the district is available in French on a few posters. In truth though the line drawn to the 14th century convent is tenuous. The fact that the later Irish church no longer exists is also a fairly minimal link to the past.

In truth this a fairly modern church in the neo-gothic style. It is designed to fit in with the other grand religious buildings of Bordeaux but it does not share their lineage.

The exterior is imposing because of the double spires. It is easy to spot the church from locations such as the north bank of the Garonne due to their distinctive pairing. Unfortunately though one is currently under renovation so the effect up close is rather limited.

Inside the church is a good size but has little to distinguish it. The organ is moderately sized while the stained glass is a mixture of traditional one person design and some more interesting diorama.

What is true about this church's history is that it was constructed in a time of plenty and survived through the downturns of the Chartrons district into somewhat hipster modern times. The area surrounding the church is interesting and has quite a bit to offer but the church itself is less interesting up close than the twin peaks suggest from afar.

Église Saint-Louis is relatively dull compared to the much older churches in Bordeaux. It just does not have either the history or the glamour to stand out. As a place of worship it is seemingly fine if a little lacking in light but as a landmark it is not particularly interesting.
Written April 15, 2019
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Robert F
San Antonio, TX1,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
It was a Monday in late October. I wanted to spend some quiet time in a church. First I went to the big cathedral, but on Mondays it opens at 2 p.m.. So then I went to a basilica that turned out to be closed all day on Mondays. Making my way over to an area where I hoped to have lunch, I came upon St. Louis …. Open! The nave is older Gothic, with galleries. There is no nave rose window, just a large organ up in its loft. The quadripartite vaulting of the nave opened up to the flamboyant choir with rose windows in each of the transepts (based on a geometry of 12, which I like). There is glass in the periphery around the rose windows, indicating its much later date than the nave. Clearly this is a parish that is very active in the neighborhood, with free clothing and other programs. In the clerestory, the windows are twinned, with a rose between them, much like Chartres Cathedral, following a style used in many churches. My attempt at silence is broken by jack hammers working nearby.

I’m seeking God. Here in the stone, perhaps? In the windows, the statuary. Well, yes, of course. But also out on the busy streets, even as they are torn up. I light a candle for my wife, who remained back home in the States. I like this church. It has a good feel. Don’t just walk by. Come in and stay for a while. The memorial to those killed in World War I is very moving. There are 98 names, from just this parish. Frequently there are more than one with the same last name, and in one case, three. What a price was paid.
Written November 13, 2017
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Jon M
Little Rock, AR7,396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We first saw the towers lit up at night and knew we had to go visit. We were not disappointed. If you visited St Michel and were pleased, then St. Louis will not disappoint. In fact the restorative work done on this church is how it should be done - not painting limestone... Beautiful old church dating back to late 1300's. Incredibly high vaulted arches and stained glass windows give this gothic style church a special feel. Very peaceful inside - I don't think it gets many visitors like St Andre does on any given day. probably because this area (Chartrons) is off the beaten path a little bit - but that is Ok with me! Not sure why the flooring is covered with carpet, but it does degrade the grandeur of this church. As an added bonus there are about 15-20 restaurants within 1-2 minutes walk just outside the steps. There is also the Paul Doumer Tram stop one block away plus a V3 bike stop just outside the church.
Written August 1, 2016
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mrsagf
washington dc845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Saint Louis in Chartrons, like our National Cathedral, is part of the Neo-Gothic architectural movement of the late 19th century. It was built in 1880, designed by a local Bordeaux architect, with 54 stunning stained glass windows representing saints by a local Bordeaux glazier. Many other beautiful details. The 1880 Georges Wenner organ was restored in 2005, making this church the site of important organ concerts and recitals. The church is on rue Notre Dame, which has many small shops (some apparently antiques), a branch of Jean d'Alos, and restaurants. It is only a few blocks from the quai side at Chartrons.
Written July 9, 2015
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rosanne p
West Bloomfield, MI16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful, named after St. Louis, King of France. Stained glass windows were exceptionally bright and colorful, very beautiful
Written May 21, 2024
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Amanda
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful welcoming church. Lovely stained glass windows. We were only people there. Big organ above the front door. Preferred it to the cathedral.
Written April 18, 2024
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evets1232016
Sydney, Australia420 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We were exploring the lovely riverside suburb of Chartrons and came across this church, whose spires dominate the area. It's beautifully ornamented inside like any church in France, and was completely devoid of tourists or anyone else when we visited. The Chartons area is well worth a visit, being full of cafes and historic buildings, with barely a tourist in sight.
Written September 25, 2019
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cool_satchmo
Mumbai, India1,128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I would rate this as one of the hidden gems of Bordeaux. It's not on a main road and therefore doesn't get many visitors. Beautiful stained glass windows and interiors
Written May 3, 2019
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Lauraine M
Ilminster, UK793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Although undergoing outside restoration, inside is worth a visit although 'modern' (1879) by standard to other Bordeaux churches. The two neo gothic belltowers dominate the area reaching 58 metres in height

The whole Chartrons area is worth investigating particularly the atmospheric rue Notre Dame
Written October 29, 2018
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