France Nov 2014: Bordeaux sights

by | Dec 3, 2014 | International Travel, street art, Travel

While we only had one night in Bordeaux, we found it to be a beautiful city with cozy side lanes, large boulevards, parks, and lots of shopping. As in Toulouse, there are a number of beautiful churches – Eglise Notre Dame, Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux, Sainte Croix St Michel St Pierre, and Basilica of St. Michael. Each had free entry and there was quite a variety of styles and suburb stained glass.

Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux  Paroisse Sainte Croix St Michel St Pierre interior

Paroisse Sainte Croix St Michel St Pierre

Paroisse Sainte Croix St Michel St Pierre  Eglise Notre Dame

Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux

Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux

Eglise St Louis des Chartrons teased us for some time, as we could see it from the river and the park, but couldn’t pinpoint it’s location north of town. We did eventually track it down too.

Eglise St Louis des Chartrons

Eglise St Louis des Chartrons  Eglise St Louis des Chartrons

In between Bordeaux’s cathedrals are many other interesting sights, including the Bourse, the old city walls, clock towers, etc.

Place de la Bourse panorama
Place de la Bourse with a shallow reflecting pond in the foreground

blue door   street scene

Porte Cailhau   street scene

Saint-Eloi gate and the Grosse Cloche   Saint-Eloi gate at night

And perhaps the oldest of all, the ruins of a Roman amphitheater…

Palais Gallien

Saturday shopping was very crowded. We hit several our favorite European stores including Zara, Pull&Bear, C&A, etc but by 2pm we couldn’t take the crowds anymore.

Rue Sainte-Catherine

In the alleys around the pedestrian zone we found a few cool pieces of street art too.

street art mural

Bla Bla Bla   street art

We really enjoyed our time in Bordeaux and hope to make a future return visit.

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