What is the name of the cathedral in Bourges?

Bourges Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges) is a Roman Catholic church located in Bourges, France. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Stephen and is the seat of the Archbishop of Bourges. It is in the Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles.

How was St Etienne of Bourges built?

The great unity of style of the cathedral St Etienne of Bourges is due to a rapid construction. Indeed it took less than a century to built it! The construction of the current cathedral started when Henri de Sully, archbishop of Bourges, made a donation.

What is the astronomical clock of Bourges Cathedral?

The Astronomical Clock of Bourges cathedral dates back to 1424 and was made by the canon and mathematician Jean Furosis. The clock is made of a tower holding two clocks, painted red and decorated with flowers, shields and golden lines. The higher clock shows the hours and minutes and dates from the 19th century.

Is Bourges worth a visit?

There was almost no reason to visit Bourges, since the city was quite off the beaten track for normal tourists and the nearby Loire Valley was far more attractive; however, this city had a UNESCO world Heritage site and it was the sole reason to bring me here to admire the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Etienne. When my train approached to Bourges]

What are the most unusual cathedrals in France?

Nice is home to one of the most unusual cathedrals in France. The Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral is the largest orthodox church outside Russia and an unusual sight on the French Riviera.

What makes Bayeux Cathedral in Normandy so special?

Cathedrals in France frequently dwarf their surroundings and Bayeux in Normandy is one of the best examples. As large as Notre Dame in Paris, Bayeux has Romanesque origins although its façade is Gothic. Consecrated in 1077, the cathedral is thought to have housed the world-famous Bayeux tapestries.