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Cathedrale De Bourges, Bourges

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Must see · World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
Illuminating an array of warm colored light onto cool stone, the original stained glass windows in Cathedrale De Bourges date back to around 1215. This Roman Catholic cathedral is dedicated to Saint Stephen and retains the seat of the Archbishop of Bourgesretains. The "Last Judgment" on the west façade is a masterpiece of Gothic sculpture from the 1240s, while an emblematic mural depicting the Crucifixion dates back to 1475. The original mechanism from 1424 still tick-tocks in the astronomical clock, with the well-preserved clock face painted by Jean d'Orleans to symbolize the signs of the Zodiac. To visit Cathedrale De Bourges on your holiday in Bourges, and find out what else Bourges has to offer, use our Bourges.
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  • The location and structure looked wonderful and was our primary reason for going to Bourges. We checked the website for opening ours before booking our trip but when we arrived it was closed for...  more »
  • This stunning cathedral exceeded our expectations. The gardens add to the beauty of the setting. We were surprised to see a large movie being filmed her during our visit.  more »
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  • An absolute gem of a place. It looks awesome on the outside and is even better inside. There are entrances at the front and on both sides. Currently there is a bit of renovation going on but it doesn't detract too much from the beautiful views. Afterwards you should check out the adjoining garden.
  • This cathedral is one of Unesco world heritage site. Dedicated to St.Etienne, it is a great masterpiece of gothic art and an engineering feat as well. The church has a simple and harmonious design, resembling Notre Dame Paris, with double flying butress. The flower garden surrounding it soften this stone building. The stained glasses are marvelous too. Don't miss it.

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