A Gothic church built right in the heart of the old town. A beautiful exterior and a peaceful interior, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city for a bit.
In the Middle Ages, the people of Bordeaux established their city centre and inland port in the Saint-Pierre area. Various craftsmen and merchants popped up in the lanes behind Place de la Bourse and Place du Parlement. Around this time, the Église Saint-Pierre (Saint Peter’s church) was also built. Although the first church was built in the 12th century, it no longer exists and the current church was built in the 14th and 15th century. It had to be renovated in the 19th century, but kept elements such as the magnificent carved gate, the apse and the choir dating back to the 15th century. It may not be the most dazzling little church, but it has some lovely stained-glass windows and statues of Saint Peter and Saint Paul made of gilded wood. Pop in for a peaceful moment on your travels.
Église Saint-Pierre de Bordeaux
Place Saint-Pierre, 33000 Bordeaux
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