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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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  • Worth the trip! The most beautiful of France! It has nothing to envy to our Lady of Paris. The stained glass windows are a marvel.
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  • Passage in Bourges... this place is to discover. Exceptional stained... through the majestic architecture and a location surrounded by parks and other places so delicious.
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  • To visit without fail to admire ancient stained glass of high quality; an absolute jewel of Gothic art
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