St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre), Bordeaux

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St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre), a French national monument, hosted the 1137 marriage of 13-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine to the future King Louis VII. It is also a Roman Catholic church that serves as the seat of the Archbishop of Bordeaux-Bazas. The original cathedral was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096, though most of what visitors see today is from the 14th and 15th centuries. Of the original Romanesque edifice, only a wall in the nave remains. However, you can still view many historical treasures, including the Royal Gate from the early 13th century. Use our Bordeaux trip itinerary maker to add St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre) and other attractions to your Bordeaux vacation plans.
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  • Cathedrals are always worth visiting. In France they have grandeur and splendour in abundance. St Andrew's in Bordeaux is at the top of the pile in my view; it's historical role on the pilgrimage to S...  more »
  • This is not a destination in itself e.g., Notre Dame in Paris, but rather a place for a worthwhile walk through with intriguing architectural features. Its location along a pathway of Bordeaux's more ...  more »
  • The twin spires,the wonderful stained glass windows, the great organ create a wonderful atmosphere. Definitely a must if you are in Bordeaux  more »

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