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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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  • It is essential if you visit france to visit Bourges for its history its houses and the icing on the cake the Cathedral its portals West North and South its clock stained competes with Chartresil sculptures spend 2 days if you want to enjoy her beauty you can take pictures without flash to fix the memory of your visit
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  • Our friends told us: Impossible to go without going through the Cathedral saint Etienne in Bourges! Free for less than 26 years old, we climb up the Tower! Views of the entire Bourges! Magic!
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  • Take the time to detail this set of rare stained glass, stalls and dissect the portal! Very interesting
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  • I was amazed by the handicraft that gone into creating the details of the cathedral. The stained windows was telling stories of the time gone by. If you are nearby don't miss visit the cathedral.
  • If you are Standing in front of the entrance of this Cathedral and Look up: it's breathtaking
  • Worth to visit, nice windows Visit also the park behind the cathedral, there is a playground for the children
  • Beautiful, magical. Feels surreal. It's easy to go inside and go to the top where you can see the bourge city since there's less tourist.
  • Attended Easter morning mass here and it was very memorable. Absolutely stunning architecture, both inside and out. Definitely a sight worth seeing.