Bordeaux Cathedral

Bordeaux Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-André
Cathédrale Saint-André 9.jpg
The north front of the cathedral
Basic information
LocationBordeaux, France France
Geographic coordinates44°50′16″N 0°34′39″W / 44°50′16″N 0°34′39″W / 44.83778; -0.57750
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
RiteRoman
DistrictArchdiocese of Bordeaux
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
Architectural description
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleGothic, Romanesque

The Cathedral of Saint Andrew of Bordeaux (French: Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux), commonly known as Bordeaux Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Andrew and located in Bordeaux, France. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Bordeaux.

History and description

The cathedral was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096. Of the original Romanesque edifice, only a wall in the nave remains. The Royal Gate is from the early 13th century, while the rest of the construction is mostly from the 14th-15th centuries. The building is a national monument of France.

In this church in 1137 the 13-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine married the future Louis VII, a few months before she became Queen.

A separate bell tower, the Tour Pey-Berland, stands next to the cathedral.

The site is served by line A and line B of the tramway de Bordeaux at Station Hôtel de Ville.