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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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Extraordinary and rare example of medieval domestic architecture

This is a must for anyone who is interested in houses, history, building and craftsmanship. Built... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London UK
Comfortable Palatial Living

Jacques Couer is a local historical citizen for which the city can be justly proud. The self guided... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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10 B rue Jacques Coeur, 18000 Bourges, France
+33 2 48 24 79 42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for anyone who is interested in houses, history, building and craftsmanship. Built by Louis VII's energetic Treasurer at vast expense this remains, even after all this time and a deal of restoration, a house that would feature on Grand Designs. From...More

Thank cmfc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jacques Couer is a local historical citizen for which the city can be justly proud. The self guided tour of this lovely house is well worth taking. Creature comforts were hard to come by in the Middle Ages, but wealth and intelligence certainly helped. Unlike...More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 12 February 2017

What a beautiful place and very well organised for visitors. It is a must see in Bourges. I would highly recommend it for all ages.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A real gem even for those who seek out such places. On the downside the guided tours are only conducted in French.

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 27 December 2016

A visit to this fascinating palace is a must. There are very good and informative explanations in every room, a good film and an excellent shop.

Thank VictoriaSW1
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Palace is well preserved, has a lot of history (so does its creator Jacques Coeur), the rooms have a lot of different styles, and there are even a couple of fun surprises.

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Worth a couple of hours. Very good self tour. Some amazingly crisp original carvings. Roof space with amazing wooden strutting and beams. Good explication of the rise and fall of Jacques Coeur

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It is an extraordinary place but you have to visit with a guide otherwise the empty rooms might leave you frustrated

Thank YML92
Reviewed 10 August 2016

One of the reasons that people visit the ancient town.Most of the guides here are rubbish (something to do with internal politics between the governing bodies) but the building itself- amazing!

Thank AngloIrishinFrance
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Even more important than the beautiful cathedral, in my opinion. The visite guidée is recommendable for French speakers. Jacques Coeur was a man very much in advance for his time in France and many original constructions and decorations are present throughout the beautiful 15th century...More

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simone p
buon giorno tra una settimana andro' a far visita 3 giorni a mia figlia che lavora a Burges,oltre a Burges,nelle cittadine vicine avete altri uoghi da consigliare?
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