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in some ways better than the cathedral

i'm surprised the Duo de Berry didn't object to a merchant building such a grand house! Son et... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mcwDurham
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Durham, United Kingdom
Beautiful Facade

On our city walk, we strolled by and sat in the plaza admiring the architecture of this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denise B
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Lake Forest, California
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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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank mcwDurham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This is a truly lovely building, full of extraordinary architectural detail and beautiful craftsmanship. Those who complain that there is nothing to see inside obviously don't love such things. We took 108 photos, mainly of the interior, so there's plenty to admire!

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Late medieval domestic home on a grand scale. Essential visit in Bourges. . The stonework and sculptures are the highlight

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Gothic building built by a remarkable man. Situated in the lovely old city with a small square in which to sit and admire it.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018

An amazing house built by an amazing man. I would suggest reading up about him before you visit as you may be tempted to walk past the wall surrounding house and miss this absolute gem of the private residence of a very rich man. There...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit. Really enjoyed it, and the place is so well preserved/restored. You can get a Jumele ticket for €12 which covers a visit to here, and also the crypt and the tower in the Cathedral. These can be bought here...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Do not miss this visit , it is linked to a man who left his mark in the city , a sort of self made man of the Middle Ages ... An interesting character , and a very nice building .

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

This Palais is the little piece of art of Bourges Le Palais Jacques Cœur is amazing Château In the middle of the city love love love it

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

If in Bourges this is a must visit. The building is in remarkable condition and has amazing stonework, ceilings, floors, carvings, etc. There are lost of rooms to visit and there are information boards (also in English) in each room providing good historical detail. The...More

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