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Towers and Crypt of Bourges Cathedral

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Great place to visit

It is the world heritage site for a reason , amazing example of early Gothic architecture and human... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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a nice view on the top !

We had a ticket for Palais Jacques Cœur , and the cathedral, so we did the full tour , with the... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Danielle M
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The construction of the Cathedral of Bourges lasted from the 12th to 14th century. An outstanding example of architecture in terms of its dimensions, construction methods and beauty, the Cathedral also features a magnificent collection of stained...more
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Place Etienne Dolet, 18000 Bourges, France
+33 2 48 65 49 44
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

It is the world heritage site for a reason , amazing example of early Gothic architecture and human genius

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ManojG1211
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We had a ticket for Palais Jacques Cœur , and the cathedral, so we did the full tour , with the crypt and the tower ... You have to be fit to go up there , but it is very rewarding ! we were Lucky,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Danielle M
Reviewed August 23, 2017

No queue for the tower on a Saturday afternoon in August. Intense but intriguing climb to the top of the tower greeted, from half way up, by fascinating carved figures at each curve. The tower view is stunning over 360 degrees and offering looks into...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Glenn B
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Cathedral architecture, original stained glass windows, crypt and view from the 394 step tower were all worth the visit. We came early on a Thursday, happily encountered an English speaking tour guide who gave us the crypt tour in English as we were the only...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Discerning12385
Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a place you should visit. It's beautiful to visit this magnificent cathedral from the inside. The queue can be very long, so I suggest you take it with patience.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Hugo C
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Bourges itself is really nice city. If you visit the old town for example for the diner in the evening take your time to walk through the historical city. There are blue lights that will walk you throught the most interesiting historical part of the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Milan K
Reviewed January 23, 2016

Wonderful views of Bourges and for once nice to see the graffiti (anchient) on the inside walls of the tower

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed October 10, 2015

What a delightfull building unfortunately close when we were there but the outside alone was worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

I would have loved to report on the towers an crypt of the cathedral of Bourges but, even though I arrived at 11.30, I was told that it would be possible until 14.30! So, I simply visited the cathedral itself which is vast! It is...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank CesmeTraveller
Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited the tower with it's +400 stairs. The view on Bourges and the surrounding area is nice but not worth the price. We haven't visited the crypt.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank JVG2980
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