St Martin's Church

Bordeaux, France

The Church of St. Martin stands has stood in the same place since 1294. The patron saint of the parish, owes its name to Martin of Tours. In 1451, then in ruins, it was consecrated by the archbishop Pey Berland, which offered the reconstruction once the Hundred Years War was over. After about 20 years of renovation, it is classified today as a historic monument.


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Founded: 1451
Category: Religious sites in France


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Valerie RoGIER (6 months ago)
Very nice church difficult to find a place to park
Jean Christian BERNARD (12 months ago)
Saint Martin de Lormont a Church disproportionate to its creation but it is she who will be the best asset of this parish to attract the upper middle class to its hills ...!
mimilulu bassens (21 months ago)
A well was restored. I love her so much. Communions, weddings, funerals, many events of our families happened there except when it was closed for work
Jm Style (23 months ago)
Small church nestled in the heart of Old Lormont. The exterior is discreet. The interior is either very well preserved, very well restored or both. The murals are very fresh, both the paintings and the friezes or the different patterns. The paintings are well lit and the windows are bright. In addition the choir is very close, which invites to communion. If you are passing through, do not hesitate.
Laurence Deloubes (2 years ago)
A beautiful church, both outside and inside. Its slightly octagonal layout, the harmonious colors, the magnificent stained glass windows, the altar very close to the public make it a place of contemplation and a haven of peace and serenity in which one feels good. This Church has a soul.
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