Eglise St Louis des Chartrons

Eglise St Louis des Chartrons

Eglise St Louis des Chartrons
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rosanne p
West Bloomfield, MI16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful, named after St. Louis, King of France. Stained glass windows were exceptionally bright and colorful, very beautiful
Written 21 May 2024
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Amanda
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful welcoming church. Lovely stained glass windows. We were only people there. Big organ above the front door. Preferred it to the cathedral.
Written 18 April 2024
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The two spires of a height of 58 meters in the Chartrons district are among the tallest in Bordeaux and can be seen from far. They belong to the church, which is dedicated to the 13th century King of France, who had been declared a saint mainly due to his 'prud'homme' character.

The church from the late 19th century is a beautiful example of Gothic Revival, constructed after plans by a local architect. In the interior, with all the classic Gothic features, one has to especially pay attention to the stained glass windows and the organ above the entrance.
Written 18 March 2023
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ10,310 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Pretty Catholic gothic revival church in Bordeaux dedicated to Saint Louis, King of France (1214-70). Built between 1874-80. It is 200 ft long, 76 ft wide and towers are 191 ft tall. Very pretty interior especially the beautiful stained glass windows.
Written 31 August 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,747 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is a nice looking church built in a gothic architectural style during the 19th century. It is named after a 13th century French King. It has two huge spires which can be seen from a great distance. It is not one of the most lavishly decorated churches, but it does have some nice features. It is worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 22 June 2020
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MVPinBoynton
South Florida1,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I had seen the two steeples of the Church of Saint-Louis-des-Chartrons from the ship in the distance. It is always fascinating to me how it is so easy to see the tall spires of a church from a distance, but the closer you get, the more difficult it is to find it. After a short walk, we finally found it. The trees in front of the church prevent an unobstructed photo from being taken. But it is still most impressive.

Although not ornately decorated, I still thought that the interior was magnificent with its very high ceiling, arches and gorgeous stained glass.
Written 11 November 2019
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evets1232016
Sydney, Australia420 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We were exploring the lovely riverside suburb of Chartrons and came across this church, whose spires dominate the area. It's beautifully ornamented inside like any church in France, and was completely devoid of tourists or anyone else when we visited. The Chartons area is well worth a visit, being full of cafes and historic buildings, with barely a tourist in sight.
Written 25 September 2019
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cool_satchmo
Mumbai, India1,129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I would rate this as one of the hidden gems of Bordeaux. It's not on a main road and therefore doesn't get many visitors. Beautiful stained glass windows and interiors
Written 3 May 2019
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Malarchy
Maseru, Lesotho812 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Église Saint-Louis is a 19th century church in the Chartrons district of Bordeaux. Its distinctive double spires can be seen from afar due to their height. The church is nice but relatively unadorned and despite best efforts has a fairly modern tradition.

Saint-Louis was built in the mid 19th century for the Chartrons district. The history of religion in the district is available in French on a few posters. In truth though the line drawn to the 14th century convent is tenuous. The fact that the later Irish church no longer exists is also a fairly minimal link to the past.

In truth this a fairly modern church in the neo-gothic style. It is designed to fit in with the other grand religious buildings of Bordeaux but it does not share their lineage.

The exterior is imposing because of the double spires. It is easy to spot the church from locations such as the north bank of the Garonne due to their distinctive pairing. Unfortunately though one is currently under renovation so the effect up close is rather limited.

Inside the church is a good size but has little to distinguish it. The organ is moderately sized while the stained glass is a mixture of traditional one person design and some more interesting diorama.

What is true about this church's history is that it was constructed in a time of plenty and survived through the downturns of the Chartrons district into somewhat hipster modern times. The area surrounding the church is interesting and has quite a bit to offer but the church itself is less interesting up close than the twin peaks suggest from afar.

Église Saint-Louis is relatively dull compared to the much older churches in Bordeaux. It just does not have either the history or the glamour to stand out. As a place of worship it is seemingly fine if a little lacking in light but as a landmark it is not particularly interesting.
Written 15 April 2019
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Lauraine M
Ilminster, UK793 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Although undergoing outside restoration, inside is worth a visit although 'modern' (1879) by standard to other Bordeaux churches. The two neo gothic belltowers dominate the area reaching 58 metres in height

The whole Chartrons area is worth investigating particularly the atmospheric rue Notre Dame
Written 29 October 2018
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