Église Saint-Pierre

Bordeaux, France

After the Roman town of Burdigala (current Bordeaux) ceased to exist, the inhabitants moved away from the river, and the new city centre became what is now the Saint-Pierre district. The first church was built on the premises of the former port in the Middle Ages.  The current church dates from the 14th and 15th centuries and was built on the site of ancient Gallo-Roman port. The Flamboyant style appearance survived from the renovation in the 19th century.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in France

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Sachin Yadav (18 months ago)
Beautiful St. Peter's Church with exceptional gothic architecture. This square is full of nice restaurants to take a break and enjoy some French wine and food. It is within walking distance of major attractions in the old city center of Bordeaux. This square leads you to different directions of the city via intertwining cobbled stone lanes that takes you back in time. The church is one of the oldest in the city and dates back to 14th century when it was close to the Gallo Roman port and was a main pilgrimage stop for a large population.
Nasar Alam (2 years ago)
What a massive beautiful structure. Loved it.
George Koruth (2 years ago)
Enjoyed the experience here, love the gothic architecture
Antoine M (2 years ago)
A historic and a peaceful church in Saint Peter's Square, Bordeaux. I love the stunning and flamboyant Gothic style portal. Its history traced back to the XIV and XV century with its location being in the old Gallo-Roman port. Inside is rather dark but gives the atmosphere of total silence and sobering ambience. The stained-glass windows give amble light to give a magnificent glow to important chapels and the high altar. A magnificent organ gallery and a tranquil nave with two aisles. It's worth a look and again with great respect when visiting inside.
Dian Saxon (2 years ago)
It's a beautiful church but more money could be invested into its conservation, and unless you wandered in on a whim or specifically hunted it down, you'd pass by without popping in (as it appears closed unless you make the effort to check!). It would have been amazing to have a little more information about the church itself though - I had to Wikipedia to find out what was special about it, and even then the information I found was pretty minimal. On a slight tangent: there's an amazing ice cream bar (Maison du Glacier) just in front that had queues every day we passed by, and the flavor range was huge! These are both located in a tucked-away square with a few neighboring cafes and restaurants where you can sit and have a bite to eat on the steps of the church. One of the restaurants has a gorgeous tree with tables underneath, but we opted for the cafe as we didn't want a full meal.
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