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Cathedrale St-Etienne

Place Etienne-Dolet, Bourges, France
02-48-65-72-89
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Bourges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Bungendore, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Truly one of the great cathedrals of Europe. The power of the structure is breathtaking: the stain glass sublime. Even if you have to detour out of your way do not miss a chance to visit Bourges Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

St.-Etienne in Bourges is the greatest cathedral - Gothic or otherwise - in Europe. The architecture is stunningly beautiful, and the medieval stained glass windows in the chevet are the best in France - more interesting and much easier to see than the windows of Chartres Cathedral.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A must see Cathedral, beautiful windows, very well decorated and well-preserved. They were working on the outside, but that didn't make it less impressive

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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255 reviews 255 reviews
93 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

On our road trip from Paris to south, we stopped here for this majestic cathedral/church. One of the biggest we have ever seen. Nice glass walls. very peacefull atmosphere in there. The town is also nice ancient village. Do visit if in this vicinity.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Cathedral St. Etienne is beautiful and inspiring. From its gorgeous structure to the astronomical clock and story-telling windows it's worth the visit.

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Norfolk, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were amazed by the scale and quality of this huge cathedral. The stained glass windows were out of this world. Its free entry and the town itself is worth a walk around.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A magnificent cathedral that is over 800 years. Hard to believe a small town like Bourges has something so incredible.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fabulous old gothic cathedral. One of the largest. Situated next to a lovely park in the centre of the old town.

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Salem, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There's a painting in there and I so wish I could tell you of who...but the man is rolling in his eyes in the painting. Which I found amusing.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Interesting architecture and designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Undergoing some renovation. Next to a quaint restaurant/shop area.

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