Église Sainte-Croix

Bordeaux, France

The Church of the Holy Cross (Église Sainte-Croix) was formerly the church of a Benedictine abbey founded in the 7th century, and was built in the late 11th-early 12th centuries. The façade is in the Romanesque architectural style.

The church has a nave and four aisles, a transept with apses on each arm, and a polygonal apse. The nave is 39 m long, while the apse is 15.30 m high. Its organ dates from the 18th century.

In the 19th century, the church was renovated by Paul Abadie. The former Benedictine abbey now houses the École des beaux-arts de Bordeaux.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Patricia Klein (14 months ago)
The Church is often open all day the first Sunday of the month.
Geoff T (2 years ago)
Closed because of vandalism
Antoine M (2 years ago)
One of the most fascinating abbey churches I visited in Bordeaux. The Romanesque façades is just the beginning of a memorable experience for me. Long impressive four aisles nave, with impressive apse on both sides of the High Altar. There are some beautiful paintings. It's spectacular stained-glass windows give a very bright natural light which really gives the church a glorious ambience. A national monument and one of the places to visit in Bordeaux.
joby akkara (3 years ago)
Nice church
H Zak (3 years ago)
Amazing church. And fantastic architecture.
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