Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in Bordeaux:
Well known for its famous wines, the town of Bordeaux is also a favorite destination of Catholic pilgrims for several reasons. During the middle ages it became a popular stopping spot on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela (pilgrim route of Saint James) and still is today.
There are several churches that are popular places to visit here because of the thousands of pilgrims that have passed through, as well as other interesting sites. In addition, one of the churches here is the
Saint Eulalie Church: site of a Eucharistic Miracle as well as the place where Saint Louis Martin, father of Saint Therese of Lisieux, was baptized.
Saint Seurin Basilica: The Basilica is home to many statues, perhaps the most notable being a state of Saint James holding a staff in his hand. The crypt in the church dates from the Fifth Century.
The Carthusian Cemetery and grave of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade (founder of the Marianist Order)
Traveling to Bordeaux:
The city of Bordeaux can be reached by car, train or air. There is high-speed train service from Paris almost hourly, the travel time being a little over 3 hours, as well as connections from other cities in Southwestern France. Get train & bus schedules, see fares & buy tickets here. There is also an international airport on the outskirts of the city.
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