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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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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
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
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
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