Palais Jacques Coeur, Bourges

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Considered a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture, Palais Jacques Coeur is considered one of the finest and most magnificent civic buildings from the 15th century. Great care was taken to make the palace comfortable, hence the addition of modern plumbing and hygienic washrooms with flushing toilets. The private apartments and reception rooms have richly carved and decorated fireplaces. Take the time to explore the different sections that are uniquely linked by an arrangement of passages, spiral staircases, and galleries--you might just find a secret passageway leading to a mysterious destination. With our custom trip planner, Bourges attractions like Palais Jacques Coeur can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Gothic in residential homes don't you come every day. You should visit this quaint and grandiose city Palace. With beautiful details in cut heads and garlands.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The home of a wealthy merchant who became treasurer of State nelXV century. Definitely looks good when compared to the Chateaux of the Loire, a real treat! With lots of detail in every room of the building (and outside), rich with meanings in its entirety, basically has no equal in the medieval civil architecture. Not to be missed if you are in Bourges.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Average duration of the visit 1 h. In the city, this building is absolutely worth visiting. The façade on the street with a quite monumental entry Pavilion. The courtyard is beautiful with a central turret. The interiors are beautiful with all the explanations.
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  • December 27, 2016
    The Palace is well preserved, has a lot of history (so does its creator Jacques Coeur), the rooms have a lot of different styles, and there are even a couple of fun surprises.
  • August 29, 2016
    It is a nice medieval laïque house to visit, however there are nicer examples in the Loira area.
  • August 19, 2017
    Awesome
  • August 20, 2017
    What say more on this sumptuous palace Jacques Cœur. This Palace is a jewel of the renaissance with a lot of symbolism through the characters and finely carved designs. As for the Interior, you will not be less dazzled by the parts all more beautiful than the other. Not to mention the exceptional boat hull framing. Flipping! As for the night concerts through the excellent partnership of the municipality. Besides light sets that are necessary over the years through many historical monuments which punctuate the old city of Avaricum.
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  • August 29, 2017
    Very beautiful Palace and history of Jacques interesting heart reminding us what the Viscount Fouché lived a few centuries later even though its end was more black.
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