Bourges Cathedral - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Bourges Cathedral
The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges, built between the late 12th and late 13th centuries, is one of the great masterpieces of Gothic art and is alsoa good example of the unity of design. It was dedicated to Saint Stephen and It is the seat of the Archbishop of Bourges. One of the majestic and beautiful buolding in this area and its architecture is truly wondrful.
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Palais Jacques Coeur
0.5km from Bourges Cathedral
The Jacques-Heart Palace is a mansion located in Bourges, considered by the elegance of its architecture, the richness, and variety of its decoration, as one of the most sumptuous civil buildings of xv the century and a masterpiece of civil architecture in the flamboyant Gothic style. It was born from the desire of the rich merchant Jacques Coeur to build a “big 'house” in his native town, but Charles VII's treasurer never lived there. This palace is classified as historical monuments by 1840. i
34.21km from Bourges Cathedral
The Meillant castle is a historic manor in Meillant, built in the 15th century; it has been listed as an official monument since 1963. this renaissance castle offers visitors the opportunity to discover the traditional architecture through unique themed visits. It is characterized by its Late Gothic style.
Abbaye de Noirlac
37.79km from Bourges Cathedral
The Noirlac abbey is an abbey Cistercian situated Bruere-Allichamps, near Saint-Amand-Montrond, in the department of Cher. It is one of the best-preserved Cistercian abbeys. Acquired by the department of Cher in 1909, restored from 1950 to 1980, it is currently a cultural meeting center, member of the European network of meeting centers 4, 5. Noirlac Abbey is a member of the Charter of Cistercian abbeys and sites in Europe.
47.51km from Bourges Cathedral
Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil is a 14th-century castle built on the grounds of an earlier 12th-century castle in Ainay-le-Vieil, France. The castle has been listed as a Monument Historique since 1968 by the French Ministry of Culture. The castle, now part of Jacques Cœur's tourist route, has been nicknamed "the little Carcassonne" because of its circular shape. It is now one of the best-preserved fortresses of the 14th century.
Château de Bouges
55.19km from Bourges Cathedral
An elegant, 18th-century Italian-style residence is reminiscent of the Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles. It was located in the village of Bouges-le-Château in the heart of the Berry. The 80-hectare garden, lake, and cutting flower garden increase the beautify of this \chetau. The castle is listed in monument historique and the gardens are listed by the Ministry of Culture as among the Notable Gardens of France. The château and gardens are open to the public.
Bernadette Soubirous Nevers
57.92km from Bourges Cathedral
Espace Bernadette Soubirous Nevers is a former convent and the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers in Nevers, France, and is where the body of Saint Bernadette reposes. In 1970, it was converted into a sanctuary run by volunteers and a few sisters who administer to pilgrims and manage the building. There is also a museum that highlights the various steps in Bernadette’s life: the cachot, the grotto, Hospice of Lourdes and her time in Nevers. Some photographs and artifacts depict her
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Centre-Val de Loire
The Centre-Val de Loire is a large inland region of central France located in the south-west of the French capital Paris. The region is known for its fine historical towns, for its vineyards and agricultural produce, and for its many beautiful castles.