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. To visit Cathedrale St-Etienne on your holiday in Bourges, and find out what else Bourges has to offer, use our Bourges trip planner .
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  • We must absolutely visit the crypt in guided tour only and climb at the top of the Tower of butter for a view at 360 ° on the town of Bourges and its surroundings.
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  • around the Cathedral can be cool there are air currents around visits with guide or without is a wonder: is small beside this large Cathedral that did not too damaged to the son of the time clock visit worth the detour organs also are the reflection of a rich era has all points of view; Buy a little book on Jacques heart you will discover things very interresting. to visit the gardens on the water ask at the tourist office for a walk. SHOES MARKET FLAT RECOMMEND;
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  • Dating back to the 13th century, the building is impressive by the size of its western façade, and inside, by the elevation of the nave. It is rich of an important collection of old stained glass. The side chapels of the 15th century reflect the creative work of artists from the era of the Duke of Berry and James heart. The astronomical clock, set from the lunar cycles and the orbital movement of the earth around the Sun, is completely restored and precision.
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