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The “Grant’Maison” of Jacques Cœur, financier to king Charles VII, was built in the mid-15th century and is one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic civic architecture in France. The relatively unadorned western facade, built on the Gallo-Roman...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suggest you do some reading before headint through this beautiful building. Without knowing the story it is hard to pick up the significance of the rooms. The audio tour was one of the better ones I have used, just enough to get you through...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

I think it's kinda crazy that one of the main attractions of the city has no wardrobe. If you have a backpack you simply cannot visit it.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

This is well worth a visit. Tours are provided in French - my French isn't good enough but you can do a self guided tour. The little leaflet which is provided free doesn't look much but actually has quite a lot of information together with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

Jacques Coeur was immensely wealthy and he spent lavishly on this wonderful building. It is decorated with exquisite stone sculptures of everyday life. There is, for example a couple playing chesss. This palace is very big, and good enough for royalty. It even had some...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

Along with the cathedral, this is another must visit place in Bourges. Historical and in pure gothic style with good collection of artifacts.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Bourges is probably not on a lot of tourist "must visit" lists but, if you find yourself there, it is a very pleasant city. Two places stand out to me here and this palace is one of them. I had never heard of Jacques Coeur...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

A very nice, impressing palace in pure gothic style. Splendid artefacts and details, wooden ceilings, gothic statues and paintings.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Great rooms, surprising beam construction. Unusual ceiling work, painted walls and ceiling. Most places this age lost woodwork to fire. Take audio.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

i'm surprised the Duo de Berry didn't object to a merchant building such a grand house! Son et Lumiere after dark on the facade was gorgeous.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

On our city walk, we strolled by and sat in the plaza admiring the architecture of this beautiful building. We were limited on time, so we did not pay to tour the inside.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Denise B
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