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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  • ... sensations... a lack of soul, an atmosphere little narrations, however beautiful architecture... a neighborhood empty and lifeless...
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  • This monument leaves you speechless... The high ceiling, the organ, the stained glass windows, gardens... everything is splendid. I come away with a deep feeling of appeasement. A must see!
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  • It does not tire to discover and rediscover this Cathedral. Beautiful simply! with its crypt, but also its Tower. Amazing view after mounting its hundreds of markets. Discover with your family or friends.
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