Cathedrale St-andreCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-556526810
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Seat of the Archbishop of Bordeaux-Bazas, this once Romanesque cathedral now displays extensive Gothic influence.13 year old Eleanor of Aquitaine was married here in 1137 only months before she became queen. Often compared to the Notre-Dame in Paris, the cathedral has it’s own deep solemnity. Beautiful statues, charming murals, and intricate carvings can take hours to appreciate. The church also hosts concerts; a must experience, so check the timetable on the website. The annual International Organ Festival of Bordeaux is held in this Cathedral; played on the great organs, the music is fantabulous.
- Door of arrows.
- North Rose Window.
- Romanesque wall.
- Royal portal.
- Grand organ.
- Decorative grille.
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- Check the cathedral website for concert and/or mass timings.
- Car Parking: Pey-Berland car park .
- Saint Christoly car park.
- Republique car park.
- Entry is Free
- The timings may vary by about 30 minutes to one hour depending on the season and the day.
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95% of people who visit Bordeaux include Cathedrale St-andre in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
35.14% of people start their Cathedrale St-andre visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedrale St-andre
58.49% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cathedrale St-andre
Magnificent place! Full of artwork, statues, and historical effigies. The sheer size of the place is magnificent, to think of the work that was put into building such a place. Plus the entrance is free, courtesy of the Roman catholic church. They even play soft choirs in the background for added sense of peacefulness and meditation. Even if you are a non believer this building will impress you!
If you enjoy architecture, the atmosphere places of worship seem to command and enjoy listening to a practising choir or wish to stop for a service, then this is worth a visit. Cleaned, still some scaffolding up and very impressive. Less impressive are the Romanian beggars with their McDonald's cups. Sometimes I find it hard to tell if this is genuine or a scam, especially after watching channel 4 documentary about it. Anyway, still worth seeing the Cathedral inside and out
The organ in this church is absolutely huge! When you walk in, make sure you look to the right, to the back and admire the giant organ pipes. As most churches in Europe, this one has it's history too. The interior is lined with small chappies and tombs. I'm not positive of the truth of it, but I've heard that the nights Templar was suppressed here. The bell tower is made of limestone and therefore not attached to the church for safety reasons and has a limited number of visitors allowed a day. I heard the view from the top is great, but I was not able to make it on a day that there was any availability. I've gone to many churches in Italy and Spain but not in France, I was surprised because it was late summer and I was in a tank top but wasn't asked to cover up my shoulders or knees. There is no entry fee, but they do take donations.
Beautiful church... extremely peaceful inside. Fantastic stained glass.
Well, one of the best churches I saw in France!!!