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.
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  • So peaceful and lovely to be able to walk around and light a candle. We didn’t do the crypt tour but definitely would if we came back.  more »
  • Magnificent early gothic building. Inside a bit dull and gloomy - An organ concert was ongoing rather fine clock.  more »
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  • An absolute gem of a place. It looks awesome on the outside and is even better inside. There are entrances at the front and on both sides. Currently there is a bit of renovation going on but it doesn't detract too much from the beautiful views. Afterwards you should check out the adjoining garden.
  • This cathedral is one of Unesco world heritage site. Dedicated to St.Etienne, it is a great masterpiece of gothic art and an engineering feat as well. The church has a simple and harmonious design, resembling Notre Dame Paris, with double flying butress. The flower garden surrounding it soften this stone building. The stained glasses are marvelous too. Don't miss it.
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