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Palais Jacques Coeur, Bourges

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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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  • This is a must for anyone who is interested in houses, history, building and craftsmanship. Built by Louis VII's energetic Treasurer at vast expense this remains, even after all this time and a deal o...  more »
  • Jacques Couer is a local historical citizen for which the city can be justly proud. The self guided tour of this lovely house is well worth taking. Creature comforts were hard to come by in the Middle...  more »
  • What a beautiful place and very well organised for visitors. It is a must see in Bourges. I would highly recommend it for all ages.  more »
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  • 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.
  • It is a nice medieval laïque house to visit, however there are nicer examples in the Loira area.
  • Wonderful own guided tour tailored to the largest number
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  • Very nice home which allows to plunge into a turbulent historical period and to rediscover the importance of Bourges in the same period. We are told a little to envy the poor Jacques Coeur's fees of Charles VII's Royal ambitions (.. .know all it was his role) and his entourage, without another element of understanding. Beyond the remarkable architectural door, this Palace a little soul. To not miss passing to Bourges.
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