Church of the Holy Cross, Bordeaux

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Church of the Holy Cross
Église Sainte-Croix
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Church of the Holy Cross
AffiliationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
LocationBordeaux,  France
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 44°49′52″N 0°33′40″W / 44.83111°N 0.56111°W / 44.83111; -0.56111
Groundbreaking11th century
Completed19th century

The Church of the Holy Cross (Église Sainte-Croix) is a Roman Catholic abbey church located in Bordeaux, southern France.[1]

It is annexed to 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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  1. ^ William W. Kibler, Grover A. Zinn (ed.) (2017). Medieval France. Taylor & Francis. p. 136. ISBN 1351665669. Retrieved 26 September 2017.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)