Bourges Cathedral

Bourges
Loire Valley
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The beautiful Bourges cathedral is a stunning early Gothic cathedral built in the 12th and 13th centuries. It has a unique floor plan without transepts giving it its unusual shape inside and out and some fascinating statues and gargoyles. Be sure to take a stroll around the Archbishop's Garden just outside of the cathedral, a pretty sculpted garden in the traditional French style. 

 

Nearby attractions

The Palais Jacques Coeur is a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic civilian architecture built by one of the most influential men of 15th century France.

A Gothic Renaissance château within the walls of a medieval fortress on the historic 'Route Jacques Coeur' with souvenirs of Louis XII, Colbert, Marie Antoinette & Napoléon. It also has a restored 16th/17thC chapel, a park...

Set in the barns of the former monastery, the Museum of Souvigny has a permanent collection dedicated to the archaeological, religious and ethnological heritage of the surrounding area.

One of the most elegant chateau in the Loire Valley, the Château de Chambord was built as a Royal hunting lodge for Francois I and was a firm favourite with the French Royal Family throughout the following centuries.

Places to visit nearby

Bourges in the Loire Valley is an enchanting city full of history and beautiful architecture, especially the gothic masterpiece of the Cathedrale St Étienne.

Moulins in Auvergne is the former head of the duchy of Bourbon and has a well-preserved cultural heritage.

Blois in the Loire Valley is a charming royal city with an historic château that has been home to 7 French kings and 10 French queens.