Cathedral Saint-Etienne


31 May 2021  |  UNESCO , Tourism

Bourges Cathedral

Located in the department of Cher in the Center-Val de Loire, it is a Catholic cathedral, built between the end of the 12th and the end of the 13th century.

It is the seat of the archdiocese (departments of Cher and Indre). Architecturally, the building is remarkable both for its proportions and for the structure of its sculptures and stained glass windows.

Cathedral Saint-Étienne


Cathedral Saint-Etienne


Unesco World Heritage

Since 1992 it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, it is located in the historic center of Bourges, a protected area since 1965.

Discovering this monument

A set of stained-glass windows dating from the beginning of the 13th century offer a very nice play of light.

You will discover stone carvings, which form a grandiose painting of the Last Judgment at the central portal of the western facade. A realistic and timeless masterpiece at the same time.

You will also be able to observe iconic murals. Like the frescoes of the crucifixion (against a background of a maritime landscape) and the resurrection of Christ in the chapel of Breuil, dated around 1475.

Cathedral Saint-Etienne


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