Bourges Cathedral



CountryFrance
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationDepartment of Cher, Centre Region
CoordinatesN47 4 56 E2 23 54
Inscription Date1992
Minor Modifications2013
Property (ha)0.85
Buffer Zone (ha)105
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number635
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/635
DescriptionThe Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges, built between the late 12th and late 13th centuries, is one of the great masterpieces of Gothic art and is admired for its proportions and the unity of its design. The tympanum, sculptures and stained-glass windows are particularly striking. Apart from the beauty of the architecture, it attests to the power of Christianity in medieval France.
StatusWorld Heritage Site