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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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  • Bourges Cathedral has beautiful windows, is in pretty good condition, and is a real gothic gem. High nave, impressive Organ/organ case. No admission charge. There are surrounding gardens from which to...  more »
  • I thought Metz & Strasbourg had the best Cathedrals in France; wrong! This one is immense, much larger that the others we have seen. Metz has the best stained glass though...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful stained glass. ' Bourges Cathedral The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges, built between the late 12th and late 13th centuries, is one of the great masterpieces of ...  more »