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Bourges Cathedral
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 12-13 Centuries
Date of Inscription: 1992
Location: Europe, France, Centre Region, Département of Cher
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Description: Constructed between the late 12th and late 13th centuries, the Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges is another great French masterpiece of Gothic art - admired for its proportions and harmonious design. Particularly striking are the sculptures, the tympanum, and the stained-glass windows. Aside from its aesthetic architectural qualities, it also demonstrates the power of Christianity in medieval France. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Bourges Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges) is a cathedral, dedicated to Saint Stephen, located in Bourges, France. Construction on Bourges Cathedral began on in 1195, the same time as Chartres Cathedral. The choir was completed by 1214 and the nave was completed in 1225-1250. The west façade was finished in 1270. The architect was Paul-Louis Boeswillwald and the master builder was Philippe Berruyer. The cathedral was added to the list of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1992. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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