Bourges Off The Beaten Path

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    Church of St Pierre-le-Guillard -Bourges

    by gwened Written Dec 12, 2013

    Local tradition attributes its foundation to a miracle of saint Anthony of Padua, whose passage is attested in Bourges around 1225-1230. On one of the walls of the Church. There, under the title Miracle of the mule, an animal on his knees (on its front legs, a performance), facing St. Anthony of Padua. The Foundation of Saint-Pierre-le-Guillard, his full name, originated from the mule of a Jew named Guillard.

    Animals deprived of food for three days would be abandoned, according to legend, his Peck of oats, preferring to kneel before saint Antoine. Nobody knew what pickle the animal. The fact remains that before this miracle, the converted Jew would have promised to do, at its expense, to build a church on this site. What was done since the Saint-Pierre Church exists today.

    As the Cathedral Saint-Etienne is contemporary, the Church is without transept and has an ambulatory with radiating chapels. The stone of the nave vaults dating probably from the beginning of the 16th century: they have replaced a panneled frame. The side chapels have retained for the most part, their interior decor: reliefs in carved stone, murals, table of the French school of the 17th century, canopies of Lobin workshop (19th century).

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    Museum of Best craftmans of France

    by gwened Written Oct 27, 2013

    This is a wonderful educational museum. The Musée des meilleurs ouvriers de France in Bourges is in the old episcopal palace dating from 12C ,in the process of the separation of State and Church in France in 1905, by 1909 the episcopal palace became part of the city of Bourges.

    The museum was installed there since 1995.

    The museum is presented in two floors, the main collections, medal souvenirs tell us the story of the order of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France from its creation in 1924 by the government, categorise the crafts into 200 professions. The grande salle or main floor at street level has every year a temporary collection of a craft or an acitivity llink to the work of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France

    It show you what you were interested in coming to France in the first place, history, and crafts even the cooking one !!!

    It is about 30 meters from the Cathedral just go around the back of it to your right and there is the episcopal palace in front of the gardens of the bishop.

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    Clamecy - The Old Town

    by black_mimi99 Updated Dec 2, 2007

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    When I arrived this town at nite, its feel like we are in middle age year... all the house still in the same style, and with the cathedral in the middle.... very nice view city... and its not far from Bourges city.

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    Check out the...

    by Jeannette1 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Check out the Boulangerie/Patisserie shops in all towns and villages and you will find a wonderful assortment of pastries. Delicious...light and not as sweet as american pastries. I love them all....

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    Menetou Salon

    by black_mimi99 Written Apr 6, 2012

    Menetou-Salon is 18 km from Bourges and 180 km from Paris. It's famous with the chateau de menetou salon. Too bad when our coming, the chateau closed, so we just around in this small city.

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    Cathedral of Clamecy

    by black_mimi99 Updated Dec 3, 2007

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    Cathedral Clamecy, now the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bethléem (English: Our Lady of Bethlehem) in Clamecy, France, was started in the 12th and completed in the 15th century.

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    Around city

    by black_mimi99 Updated Dec 3, 2007

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    When I saw this street around the city, its like we walk into old time, all the houses, the street, the sign...

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