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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  • Beautiful Cathedral, a Gothic wonder whose two towers finely chiseled and the Pey Berland tower were the first vision right out of our hotel. All under the Sun of November
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  • Lovely cathedral centrally located with a separate bell tower outside. Climb the bell tower for a great view of the cathedral from above. The climb in the tower is narrow and gets even narrower at the...  more »
  • Located next to the City Hall, this beautiful edifice is lovely inside and out. Take the tram one way and walk back through the neighborhoods and shopping streets of town.