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Tour et crypte de la cathédrale de Bourges


Come and visit Bourges Cathedral, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This important monument in the capital of the Berry region is one of the finest cathedrals in France. Come and admire the vaulting and tombs in the crypt, and discover unique views over the town from the north tower.

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Opening / Closing

Pay attention : the monument is closed 2 and 3 february 2012. 

Times may vary
Open every day except Sunday morning
April and September : 9:45 to 11:45 am and 2 to 5:30 pm
2 May to 30 June : 9:30 to 11:30 am and 2 to 6 pm
July and August : 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2 to 6 pm
October to March : 9:30 to 11:30 am and 2 to 4:45 pm
Last admission 30 mins before closing

on January 1, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25


Adult rate : 7,50 € 
Reduced rate : 6 € 
Adult group rate : 6 € (minimum 20 persons) 
School group rate : 30 € (maximum 35 students, 2 accompananying adults included, adult group rate for additional accompananying adult) 

Free admission :
Minors under 18 (family visit)
18-25 years old (for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
Disabled visitors and their escorts
Unemployed persons

Gratuité pour les enseignants (uniquement sur présentation du pass éducation)
Gratuité les premiers dimanches du mois de novembre à mai inclus. 

Billet jumelé tour et crypte de la cathédrale de Bourges + palais Jacques Coeur
Plein tarif : 11 €
Tarif réduit : 7 €
Tarif groupes : 8 € 

Going there

Main entrance to the tower and crypt of the cathedral of Bourges
Place Etienne Dolet
18000 Bourges
Tel: 33 / (0)2 48 65 49 44
Fax: 33 / (0)2 48 70 50 40


Tour nord et crypte de la cathédrale de Bourges
Place Etienne Dolet
18000 Bourges
T 33 / (0)2 48 65 49 44
F 33 / (0)2 48 24 75 99

GPS details

Latitude : 47.0824
Longitude : 2.3985


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Understanding the tower and crypt of Bourges Cathedral 

• A fragile tower. The north tower collapsed in 1506 due to the damage done by the settling of the foundations to the vaulting around its base. Repair work took thirty years. The new tower, known as the ‘Butter’ Tower, is so named due to the way it was financed: those who contributed money were dispensed from fasting.



Tour nord

Guided tour

Visite de la crypte gothique et romane en français en visite guidée (durée 1h). 
Pour les groupes, uniquement sur réservation. 

Guide Dog allowed

Dogs excluded


Nombre de marches pour la tour : 396 marches
Nombre d'étages pour la crypte : 2
Escaliers entre le parking et le monument


Possibilité de repos dans la nef
Parking pour autocars 200 m (avenue Eugène Brisson)

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Éditions du patrimoine

Les peintures murales (1), N°18
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Moyen Âge
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Monumental 2009 - semestriel 1
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100 monuments, 100 écrivains / Histoires de France
Hors collection
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Le Guide du patrimoine en France
Hors collection
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Catalogues d'exposition
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L'histoire en activités : le Moyen Âge
Cahiers d'activités
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