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Also 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. The cathedral is home to the Marcade collection, which consists of a group of forty-two illuminations, among other objects (paintings, sculptures, liturgical vestments and silver objects). It was given to Bordeaux Cathedral by Canon Marcade in 1947. Of note, these illuminations, little studied so far, will be exhibited starting in 2015 in the cathedral, in a room specially designed for this collection
A Tour Inside Cathedral of Saint Andrew
Housed in the Hôtel de Lalande (1779), one of the town's finest mansions and characteristic of French hôtels particuliers, it is laid out around a courtyard and garden and was built by the parliamentary aristocracy in the 18C. The rooms, adorned with elegant wainscoting and furniture, some inlaid, showcase collections of Bordeaux ceramics, 18C porcelain and Barye bronzes. One room is devoted to design from the 1950s to the present day.
Bordeaux's town hall occupies the episcopal palace built for Archbishop Ferdinand-Maximilien Meriadeck in the 18C. The internal courtyard is separated from the street by an arcaded portico and opens onto the solemn façade of the palce. There is a staircase of honour, panelled salons, a dining room with grisailles by Lacour.
Built in 1833 by Gabriel-Joseph Durand, this covered passage leads from rue Ste-Catherine to the Grand Theatre.
How to Get Tickets?
To do things at Cathedral of St. Andrew is free of charge every day from 2 to 6 p.m. However, to enter the bell tower, adults should pay 5-7 EUR and free for children below 12 years old.
How To Get Around?
To get around Cathedral of Saint Andrew is best go by foot. There are also some public transportation like city bus or tram to reach the cathedral.
What Should I Wear?
There is no fixed dress code to do things at Cathedrsl of St Andre. just wear something comfortable to walk around its area.
Best Time to Visit
Accessible day: Wednesday and Saturday from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. If you want to join the mass, you can come on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8:00am. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 6:00pm. Sunday at 10:30am.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need a guide to have Cathedral of St Andrew Tour. You can see the gorgeous stained-glass window and other breathtaking interior inside the church. if you are lucky, you also can listen to resital music from a very old organ.
How To Get There?
It is accessible on foot, by tram via Route A and B (stop Hôtel de Ville) or by car. Parking in the center of Bordeaux is relatively easy thanks to the many underground parkings – the easiest one for Palais Rohan being Parking St Christoly Pey Berland. Daytime rates (from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) are 2.40 EU per hour and the nighttime (between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m.) flat rate is 3.50 EUR.