Cathedrale St-Etienne, Bourges

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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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  • August 17, 2017
    The architecture of the Church is of a great beauty. High, harmonious, big with a beautiful, quiet lines in the main nave Start at the back of the Church. In addition, we are not bored with the early 13th century stunning original stained glass Windows around the choir. The deep bright colors have nothing to quality after 800 years. Unbelievable that they have stood the test of time in one piece.
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  • August 17, 2017
    An enchantment in this tour of the Cathedral. Large arcades laid by of dizzying round batteries come up particularly high (21 m). Gothic Cathedral of all beauty. I recommend this tour
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  • August 17, 2017
    Stunning place. We visited in August 2017 and were amazed at the wonderful architechture and beauty of this fantastic Cathedral.  more »

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