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Palais Jacques-Coeur

10 B rue Jacques Coeur, 18000 Bourges, France
+33 2 48 24 79 42
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A truly lovely building - one of our favourites in France

This is a truly lovely building, full of extraordinary architectural detail and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gordon W
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Canberra, Australia
Essential visit in Bourges

Late medieval domestic home on a grand scale. Essential visit in Bourges. . The stonework and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
mikebozYorks_UK
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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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 town walls, contrasts starkly with the richly decorated eastern facade overlooking the street. The Palais Jacques Cœur is a fine example of the Flamboyant style of the late Middle Ages and its attention to the comfort of the inhabitants prefigures the great residences of the Renaissance. Open: > 2nd May to 30th June: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. > 1st July to 31st August: from 9.45 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 1st to 30th April and 1st to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st October to 31st March: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. Last admission 1 hr before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly lovely building, full of extraordinary architectural detail and beautiful craftsmanship. Those who complain that there is nothing to see inside obviously don't love such things. We took 108 photos, mainly of the interior, so there's plenty to admire!

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Late medieval domestic home on a grand scale. Essential visit in Bourges. . The stonework and sculptures are the highlight

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Gothic building built by a remarkable man. Situated in the lovely old city with a small square in which to sit and admire it.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

An amazing house built by an amazing man. I would suggest reading up about him before you visit as you may be tempted to walk past the wall surrounding house and miss this absolute gem of the private residence of a very rich man. There...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit. Really enjoyed it, and the place is so well preserved/restored. You can get a Jumele ticket for €12 which covers a visit to here, and also the crypt and the tower in the Cathedral. These can be bought here...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Do not miss this visit , it is linked to a man who left his mark in the city , a sort of self made man of the Middle Ages ... An interesting character , and a very nice building .

Thank Danielle M
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This Palais is the little piece of art of Bourges Le Palais Jacques Cœur is amazing Château In the middle of the city love love love it

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

If in Bourges this is a must visit. The building is in remarkable condition and has amazing stonework, ceilings, floors, carvings, etc. There are lost of rooms to visit and there are information boards (also in English) in each room providing good historical detail. The...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Jacques Coeur is one of the great characters of the Middle Ages who travelled far, rose to high office and then was hounded by his king -- a fascinating character and his palace is a good place to begin if you are interested .

1  Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

One of the highlights of any trip to Bourges is the fabulous Palais Jacques Cœur, built in the first half of the 15th century by this wealthy, ambitious but ill-fated entrepreneur and financier and his wife, but never lived in by him. Carefully restored over...More

2  Thank Jane I
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