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“Lovely Cathedral but ??”

St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This beautiful 17th century church is one of Bordeaux's main attractions.
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Really lovely looking from the outside, but suffers from the, essential, cleaning work taking place resulting in lots of scaffold and plastic sheeting. As a result the interior is very dark and drab. Disappointing.even had trouble trying to find a candle to light. There are far better Cathedrals/basilicas and churches to view in France.

Thank LestinFrance
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

The cathedral historically has a great story but not one of the most attractive sites inside, rather dark. Great architecture on the outside.

Thank Susan O
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

There's a very impressive history to the cathedral and Bordeaux in general, with good historical English connections, but much of the place was swathed in scaffolding and sheeting, so wasn't available to look at, apart from some large paintings on the walls which weren't particularly exciting. It was poorly-lit and dark inside and what information there was around the place (apart from the English-language guide I used) was sparse and could be made much more interesting.

Thank Lizzie_Dripping_42
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you are in Bordeaux during the summer, definitely visit the Cathedral as they have a special exhibit of one of the portals which they are restoring. You can walk up onto the scaffolding (not scary!) and see the amazing sculptures of the Last Judgement face to face! It is only open until September.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Although currently scaffolded and supported for and at, it is a major architectural event in Bordeaux. What is overwhelming is the choir architectural radiating drama, the relative purity of the Gothic structure, grey, pure and unimpeded. BAnality in the painting ovehanging. Impressive the transeptal and the structural.

Thank Bardangas
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