Friday, 15 February 2013

Day 1 of our Bordeaux trip...

We planned our 2 day trip to Bordeaux for hubby's birthday, it was absolutely pouring it down, and we thought this is going to be a fun packed wet few days.

On arrival in Bordeaux we checked into our hotel, left our luggage and headed off into the centre. We wanted to see a few sights so had to venture out into the rain.
Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux was our first stop. An amazing Cathedral, beautiful architecture, stunning stained windows, and a very impressive Alter, the cathedral had a very welcoming ambience about the place. Bordeaux Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral, seat of the Archbishop of Bordeaux-Bazas,located in Bordeaux. The cathedral was consecrated on 1st May by Pope Urban 11 in 1096. Of the original Romanesque edifice, only a wall in the nave remains.
A Church may simply receive a blessing but a Cathedral must be consecrated, In reality, many ancient Cathedrals have only been consecrated recently-as their construction took place over several centuries they were never considered finished.

Cathédrale Saint-Andre de Bordeaux

Cathédrale Saint-Andre de Bordeaux 

Cathédrale Saint-Andre de Bordeaux

Cathédrale Saint-Andre de Bordeaux

Cathédrale Saint-Andre de Bordeaux

Cathédrale Saint-Andre de Bordeaux


                After our trip around the Cathedral we stopped for a coffee in this lovely Cafe.

Spotted these 2 men chatting away over a glass of wine in the Cafe, lovely photo, been playing with my camera to give the photo a different dimension.

2 French men chatting over a glass of wine

After our coffee we spent some time in the Musée des Beaux Arts. The Museum was founded in 1801. Napoleon bequeathed it a part of the Royal Collection. 

Musée des Beaux Arts

Bordeaux is known for its form of transport the Tram, very popular with everyone and a quick and economic way to get around the city.

Another beautiful piece of architecture is the Notre Dame Church, an 11th century church. (Eglise Notre Dame la Grande)

Notre Dame Church

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