As people have said there are more spectacular cathedrals and churches in France and elsewhere, but the huge nave is quite spectacular and there is a great feeling of space because the nave is so tall. It is definitely worth a short visit. Thankfully it is free, unlike the rip-off charges in the UK to visit cathedrals. It is very conveniently located, being close to Rue Ste Catharine and the square on which it sits is a Tram interchange between Line A and B. This detracts from the square itself as do the prices charged in some of the cafes nearby.
My individual reviews have to be seen in the following context.
We had a long weekend in Bordeaux recently and really enjoyed it. The sum of the whole experience was greater than the sum of the individual parts. The many sights in the old part of the city are quite close together. We enjoyed walking around supplemented by the excellent and very cheap tram system. We felt that none of the sights, with perhaps one or two exceptions, were outstanding. What was outstanding was the number of very interesting and worthwhile things to see in such a compact area. Apart from the individual sights, the old part of the town was both very attractive and atmospheric and even some of the more outlying areas were quite attractive.
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