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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  • August 18, 2017
    Almost completely restored outside, this cathedral is a Gothic building not to be missed. It's size and height are breathtaking and it has some lovely stain glass windows and statuary. FRE guided tour...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful Gothic Cathedral. Majestic organ. The Bell Tower is separated from the body of the Church and subject to charges.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Lots to see in this expansive church. There are students offering free tours for a tip and we gained lots of information from our lovely English student. Would certainly recommend taking them up on th...  more »

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