Bordeaux Cathedral

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Bordeaux Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-André
Cathédrale Saint-André 9.jpg
The north front of the cathedral
Basic information
Location Bordeaux, France France
Geographic coordinates 44°50′16″N 0°34′39″W / 44.83778°N 0.57750°W / 44.83778; -0.57750Coordinates: 44°50′16″N 0°34′39″W / 44.83778°N 0.57750°W / 44.83778; -0.57750
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Rite Roman
District Archdiocese of Bordeaux
Country France
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Gothic, Romanesque

The Cathedral of Saint Andrew of Bordeaux (French: Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux), commonly 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.

History and description[edit]

The cathedral was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096. Of the original Romanesque edifice, only a wall in the nave remains, the Royal Gate is from the early 13th century, while the rest of the construction is mostly from the 14th-15th centuries. The building is a national monument of France.

In this church in 1137 the 15-year-old Eleanor of Aquitaine married the future Louis VII, a few months before she became Queen.

A separate bell tower, the Tour Pey-Berland, stands next to the cathedral.

The site is served by line A and line B of the tramway de Bordeaux at Station Hôtel de Ville.

Marcadé collection[edit]

The cathedral is home to the Marcadé 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 Marcadé 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. [1]

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References[edit]

Article incorporates text licensed under the CC-by license from Heritage Science as cited
  1. ^ Mounier, Aurélie; et al. (October 24, 2014). "Hyperspectral imaging, spectrofluorimetry, FORS and XRF for the non-invasive study of medieval miniatures materials". Heritage Science. Springer. 2 (24). doi:10.1186/s40494-014-0024-z. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

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