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Bourges Cathedral illuminated at Night

The gothic cathedral of St Etienne at Bourges (18 Cher, Centre -Val de Loire ) is one of the most impressive in France, surrounded by the medieval streets of the old town. Imagine the sight of this magnificent and imposing edifice compared to the modest premises of the local populace, it would inspire awe and wonder. Today it remains impressive, with immense flying buttresses and sheer bulk and beauty enough to justify its designation as one of UNESCO‘s World Heritage sites:-

Bourges Cathedral

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 admired for its proportions and the unity of its design. The tympanum, sculptures and stained-glass windows are particularly striking. Apart from the beauty of the architecture, it attests to the power of Christianity in medieval France.

As an extra bonus, the Cathedral is illuminated as night as part of Les Nuits Lumière de Bourges; various dates 20 June – 30 September 2019 (daily in July and August) see www.bourgesberrytourisme.comB&B Hotel de Panette, Bourges

For more info on Bourges Cathedral and other attractions in Bourges see www.bourgesberrytourisme.com

B&Bs, self-catering apartments and hotels in Bourges including the B&B Hotel de Panette, a 16th Century building, formerly the residence of the Spanish King Charles V during his exile!

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