Rendez-vous at the Palais Jacques Cœur in Bourges

  • © Patrick Müller / Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Patrick Müller / Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Philippe Berthé / Centre des monuments nationaux

  • © Philippe Berthé / Centre des monuments nationaux

Rendez-vous at the Palais Jacques Cœur in Bourges Palais Jacques Coeur 18000 Bourges fr

The city home of the famous 15th century financier

The “Grant’Maison” of Jacques Coeur, financier to king Charles VII, was built in the mid-15th century in Bourges 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 Coeur 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.

Practical information

  • Courtyard accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese
  • Visitor aids

Access

At the intersection of the three roads between Orléans/Lyon via Clermont-Ferrand, Troyes/Poitiers and Beaune/Tours

Contact

Palais Jacques Coeur
10 bis, rue Jacques Coeur
18000 Bourges

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