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
Historical period: Valois Dynasty and Hundred Year's War (France)


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Diego Muntoni (2 years ago)
A church with barrels outside!! My kind religion
Sachin Yadav (4 years 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 (5 years ago)
What a massive beautiful structure. Loved it.
George Koruth (5 years ago)
Enjoyed the experience here, love the gothic architecture
Antoine M (5 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.
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