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Cathedrale St-Etienne, Bourges

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Architectural Building Religious Site
Illuminating an array of warm colored light onto cool stone, the original stained glass windows in Cathedrale St-Etienne 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. For Cathedrale St-Etienne and beyond, use our Bourges trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Bourges vacation.
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  • Beautiful .to see absolutely Cathedral in the center of scholarship. even when high visit rate
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  • Also a beautiful gothic architecture, of beautiful stained glass windows in color. Note the beautiful beer garden.
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  • architecture quite special, more spread out than the other great cathedrals, exciting eardrums that renovation highlights, very beautiful stained glass windows. Provide for minimum 2 hours (for a 1st glance!)
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