Cathédral St-Étienne de Bourges, Bourges, France
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N 47° 04.952 E 002° 23.909
31T E 454339 N 5214510
Quick Description: Cathédral St-Étienne de Bourges
Location: Centre, France
Date Posted: 1/21/2012 5:28:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMDJK8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
La cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges, construite entre la fin du XIIe et la fin du XIIIe siècle est le siège du diocèse de Bourges (départements du Cher et de l'Indre).

Son plan unique, son tympan, ses sculptures et ses vitraux sont particulièrement remarquables. Admirable par ses proportions et l'unité de sa conception, elle témoigne, par-delà sa beauté architecturale, de la puissance du christianisme dans la France médiévale. Son style précurseur fait que cette cathédrale reste un exemple exceptionnel dans l’architecture gothique, et longtemps ignorée, elle se distingue avec toutes les autres prestigieuses cathédrales (Reims, Chartres ou de Notre-Dame de Paris).

La cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges a été consacrée le 13 mai 1324. Comme toutes les cathédrales construites avant la séparation de l'Église et de l'État, elle appartient maintenant à l'État français. Elle fait l’objet d’un classement au titre des monuments historiques par la liste de 18621. Elle se situe dans le centre historique de Bourges, secteur sauvegardé depuis 1965.

La cathédrale a été inscrite en décembre 1992 sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. Dans son rapport d'évaluation pour décider de l'éventuelle inscription du monument en tant que bien culturel sur la liste, la commission de l'UNESCO relève que « la cathédrale de Bourges revêt une très grande importance dans le développement de l'architecture gothique et de par le fait qu'elle constitue un symbole de la puissance de la religion chrétienne dans la France du Moyen Âge. Cependant ses qualités fondamentales restent sa beauté frappante, résultant d'une gestion magistrale d'un espace aux proportions harmonieuses et d'une décoration de la plus haute qualité ».

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The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges, built between the late twelfth and late thirteenth century is the seat of the diocese of Bourges (Cher and departments of the Indre).

Single plan, its tympanum, sculptures and stained glass windows are particularly noteworthy. Admired for its proportions and the unity of its design, it demonstrates, beyond its architectural beauty, the power of Christianity in medieval France. His style precursor that this cathedral is an outstanding example of Gothic architecture in, and long ignored, it differs with all other prestigious cathedrals (Reims, Chartres or Notre-Dame de Paris).

The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges was dedicated May 13, 1324. Like all cathedrals built before the separation of church and state, it is now owned by the French state. It is the subject of a classification as a historic monument by the list of 18,621. It is located in the historic center of Bourges, a protected area since 1965.

The cathedral was listed in December 1992 on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. In its assessment report to determine the possible inclusion of the monument as a cultural property on the list, the Committee of UNESCO notes that "the cathedral of Bourges is of great importance in the development of Gothic architecture and by the fact that it is a symbol of the power of Christianity in medieval France. However, its basic qualities remain its striking beauty, resulting in a masterly management of a space with harmonious proportions and decoration of the highest quality. "

Ref: The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges, built between the late twelfth and late thirteenth century is the seat of the diocese of Bourges (Cher and departments of the Indre).

Single plan, its tympanum, sculptures and stained glass windows are particularly noteworthy. Admired for its proportions and the unity of its design, it demonstrates, beyond its architectural beauty, the power of Christianity in medieval France. His style precursor that this cathedral is an outstanding example of Gothic architecture in, and long ignored, it differs with all other prestigious cathedrals (Reims, Chartres or Notre-Dame de Paris).

The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges was dedicated May 13, 1324. Like all cathedrals built before the separation of church and state, it is now owned by the French state. It is the subject of a classification as a historic monument by the list of 18,621. It is located in the historic center of Bourges, a protected area since 1965.

The cathedral was listed in December 1992 on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. In its assessment report to determine the possible inclusion of the monument as a cultural property on the list, the Committee of UNESCO notes that "the cathedral of Bourges is of great importance in the development of Gothic architecture and by the fact that it is a symbol of the power of Christianity in medieval France. However, its basic qualities remain its striking beauty, resulting in a masterly management of a space with harmonious proportions and decoration of the highest quality. "
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Address:
9 Rue Molière 18000 Bourges, France
02 48 24 07 93


Religious affiliation: Catholique

Date founded or constructed: 1195

Web site: [Web Link]

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