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  Bourges pictures - Europe stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges built between the late 12th and early 13th centuries, is one of the great masterpieces of Gothic art and is admired for its proportions and the unity of its design.
It is one of the last examples of 12th century design, where despite the addition of the newly-discovered flying buttress, the three-tiered volumes are well visible.
Bourges is a medium-sized town close to the Loire Valley, about 250km south of Paris.
www.terragalleria.com /europe/france/bourges/bourges.html   (198 words)

  
  Bourges - LoveToKnow 1911
Bourges preserves portions of the Roman ramparts of the 4th century, which are for the most part built into the houses of the old quarter.
Bourges is the seat of an archbishopric, a court of appeal, a court of assizes and a prefect; and is the headquarters of the VIII.
On many occasions Bourges was the seat of ecclesiastical councils - the most important being the council of 1438, in which the Pragmatic Sanction of the Gallican church was established, and that of 1528, in which the Lutheran doctrines were condemned.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Bourges   (760 words)

  
 Bourges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bourges is a town and commune in central France.
In the Middle Ages, Bourges was the capital of a Viscounty until the fourteenth century.
In 1438, Charles decreed the Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bourges   (352 words)

  
 Bourges
Pope Clement V (1305-14) opposed these claims; nevertheless the See of Bourges always prided itself upon a sort of platonic supremacy and when, in 1678, the Bishop of Albi became Archbishop, he recognized explicitly the claims of Bourges.
Louis VII (1120-80) was crowned in the Cathedral of Bourges, and Louis XI (1423-83) and the great Condé (1621-86) were baptized at Bourges.
The Cathedral of Bourges (thirteenth century) has beautiful windows and its sacristy (fifteenth century) was built at the expense of Jacques Coeur.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/b/bourges.html   (721 words)

  
 Bourges, France
The old ducal city of Bourges, now chief town of the département of Cher, the see of a bishop and a university town, lie at the confluence of the Yèvre and the Aveyron in the fertile province of Berry, which claims to be the heart of France.
Bourges, the Gallic town of Avaricum, was conquered by Caesar in 52 BC.
In the early Middle Ages it was the chief town of a county, and later it became the residence of the Dukes of Berry, under whom it prospered economically and culturally, acquiring a university at which Jean Calvin, the future Reformer, was a student around 1530.
www.planetware.com /france/bourges-f-cen-bou.htm   (186 words)

  
 Wine Road to Bourges - April 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
) Bourges is at the geographical center of France, on a river (the Auron), in the middle of a vast, flat plain.
Bourges is mostly known as the home of the Michael Millken of the 1400's, Jacques Coeur, only he made his money speculating in copper instead of junk bonds.
Like Millken, he did a stretch in jail--for allegedly poisoning Agnes Sorel, the beautiful, 28 year old mistress of the king of France, Charles VII (called the "well served" because she bore him three bastards.) The best restaurant in Bourges is called the Jacques Coeur, but one meal there and our budget was blown.
www.winejoe.com /wineroad/wrbourges.htm   (687 words)

  
 Bourges cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The new Gothic Cathedral which is under construction is a hymn to the authority of the Archbishops of Bourges, primates of Aquitaine.
Bourges is a masterly expression of the pursuit of " lux continua " that accompanied the surge in spirituality of the 12th century.
In a completely different vein, the side chapels of the 15th and 17th centuries are decorated with windows commissioned by eminent families of Bourges, the best known no doubt being the window of The Annunciation in the Chapel of Jacques Coeur.
www.bourges.fr /anglais/heritage/html/cathedral.htm   (803 words)

  
 creativepro.com - 2003 Berber Award Honors Jean Bourges
Bourges is a woman with a unique lifelong devotion to and passion about color communication in the graphic arts process.
Bourges, and her father until his death in 1955, also managed a continual flurry of speaking engagements to explain the "art and science of color" at trade shows and in many academic settings.
It was Jean Bourges who expanded the three colors (then red, yellow, and blue) that her father, Albert, originally set up in the Bourges color wheel to a palette of ten colors for the Bourges color sheets.
www.creativepro.com /story/news/20317.html   (794 words)

  
 Bourges France - Loire Valley - IndigoGuide Bourges
Bourges is slightly off the beaten trail of Loire Valley attractions, but the town has played an important part in French history and is worth a mention for its cathedral, medieval quarter, and Jacques Coeur who was Charles VII's financial advisor.
The centrepiece of Bourges is the splendid Gothic Cathédrale St-Étienne, which is based on an improved design for the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Paris.
Another attraction at Bourges is the hectic schedule of festivals, such as the week long Les Printemps de Bourges during the Easter holidays (a variety of contemporary music) and the July through to September timetable of concerts for the Un Été à Bourges series (all kinds of music).
www.indigoguide.com /france/bourges.htm   (533 words)

  
 Peace League of Bourges
Nor were ministers of the sacraments excepted, but they frequently took out banners from the sanctuary of the Lord and attacked the violators of the sworn peace with the rest of the crowd of laypeople (populus).
Thus the aforementioned bishop was touched by the sting of mammon and raged around and around in blind ambition.
He reproached Steven for the fault of having ignored the peace, he tried to burn the castle with flames and ordered it to be leveled to the ground, as if he were exacting the vengeance of God upon it.
urban.hunter.cuny.edu /~thead/bourges.htm   (1345 words)

  
 A Bourges Calendar
This is a plain and sober average calendar, from a book of hours from Bourges (114 days filled in, without February).
As no manuscript, with a calendar from Bourges, is available in the Royal Library in Copenhagen, has this been transcribed from 11 single leaves in a private collection, the leaf with February is missing.
The calendar is for secular use, as in most books of hours, but it clearly reflects a liturgical calendar from a Benedictine (male) community, in the diocese of Bourges.
www.chd.dk /cals/bourgesrm1kal.html   (188 words)

  
 Bourges travel guide
It is the capital of the province of Berry.
Bourges is the third largest city in the Centre Region with a population of 76000.
Fortified city since the Gallic time, of strategic importance during the Hundred Years' war, royal city since the 12th century, capital from which Charles VII reconquered his kingdom, city of art and culture, Bourges has a long and rich history.
www.world66.com /europe/france/centre/bourges   (188 words)

  
 Bourges - Bourges - FUAJ, The Network for Travellers
AJ "Jacques Coeur" - 22, rue Henri Sellier - 18000 - Bourges
The old city and its principal monuments, you promise an exceptional visit through the history of Bourges, from the Gallo-Roman’s period to our days.
Exceptionally, this year, FUAJ decided to withdraw the symbols of accessibility to the handicapped travellers, from the Guide of the Youth hostels in France.
www.fuaj.org /eng/hostels/aj_fiche.php?aj_id=45   (177 words)

  
 Bourges Cathedral - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
As far as medieval, Gothic cathedrals are concerned, the one at Bourges (St-Etienne) is definitely one of the best, and located as it is in the very pretty town of Bourges, makes a trip there worthwhile, but how many cathedrals should be on the List is a different story...not that many more, I would say.
Since Bourges was an important stopover point on the way to Santiago, the cathedral is additionally inscribed on the WH List as part of the "Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France" and gives you two WH sites for a single visit...not too bad, either.
In the 3rd century there was yet a Christian cult centre in the Roman city of Avaricum, the first Christian community in the Gaul.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/bourges.html   (550 words)

  
 French Gothic Cathedrals
Superior in structure over Chartres, but perhaps lacking the aesthetic allure of its contemporary, Bourges Cathedral offered a different solution to the problems that Gothic architects faced.
So many windows allows Bourges to be saturated and permeated with light from many beautiful stained glass windows, again, reflecting the aim of Gothic designers.
Also, the flying buttresses here transfer and handle the weight of the structure more efficiently than Chartres, due to their dual support of the nave and the secondary side aisle.
www.daisychurch.com /cathedral/C/Bourges/index.html   (159 words)

  
 Bourges : Introduction | Frommers.com
Once the capital of Aquitaine, Bourges lies in the heart of France; you can easily visit it from Orléans, at the eastern end of the Loire Valley.
The commercial and industrial center of Berry, this regional capital is still off the beaten path for most tourists, even though it boasts a rich medieval past.
Today Bourges remains a rather sleepy provincial town, awakened only by the life surrounding the Institut Universitaire de Technologie.
www.frommers.com /destinations/bourges/0632010001.html   (178 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: The Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges, 1438
Medieval Sourcebook: The Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges, 1438
In 1438 the King of France, Charles VIII, called a Synod which met in the city of Bourges.
Among the decrees of that synod was the "Pragmatic Sanction," which placed significant restrictions on the powers of the pope.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/1438pragmatic.html   (483 words)

  
 About Bourges Directory and Business in Bourges by EnjoyFrance.com
Welcome to the EnjoyFrance.com - the Bourges directory in which we endeavour to provide information on almost any type of company and a comprehensive guide to their products and services in Bourges.
Bourges is a town and commune in central France.
It is the capital of the département of Cher, and was also the capital of the former province of Berry.
www.enjoyfrance.com /directory/Bourges.html   (251 words)

  
 BOURGES - tourist office
21, rue Victor Hugo - B.P.126, 18000 BOURGES
Trophée de l'accueil en 2002, Bourse de l'Innovation en 2003, Bourges vous réserve des surprises de qualité.
All Tourist offices in France : Seach by town, Alphabetical List, Multicriterion research
www.tourisme.fr /tourist-office/bourges.htm   (95 words)

  
 Bourges (France) - World Sites Atlas
It has no transept and features stunning medieval stained-glass windows, five portals, a soaring nave, flying buttresses, and a Gothic crypt.
The cathedral of Bourges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bourges hotels: information, rates (usually quoted in local currency), and on-line reservations.
www.sitesatlas.com /Europe/France/Bourges.htm   (110 words)

  
 Graphic Communication | Jean Bourges Endowment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Jean Bourges Endowment for the Advancement of Color in Communication
Bourges showed the advertising and printing industries how to produce art with colors that could match printing ink colors.
The purpose of the Jean Bourges Endowment for the Advancement of Color in Communication is to
www.grc.calpoly.edu:16080 /pages/bourges.html   (329 words)

  
 Bourges Hotels: Compare Bourges, France Hotel Rates and Reviews - SideStep
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 BOURGES
The beautiful Bourges setting, a small but modern town with pre-Roman origins and located in the center of the country, allows for excellent educational and entertaining excursions included in the program fee.
The Summer of 2002 program in Bourges will be led by Dr. Robert Shupp.
Bourges Cathédrale: A brief decription of the Cathedral of Saint Stephen of Bourges (pictured above)
www.class.uh.edu /mcl/french/afren/BOURGES.htm   (150 words)

  
 Office de Tourisme de Bourges
The Gothic cathedral, sculpted mansions, stately palaces and a bustling medieval quarter are all reminders of its rich historic past.
Named “City of Art and History” by André Malraux in 1962, Bourges continues its cultural vocation today : the “Printemps de Bourges” is one of the country’s foremost music festivals, drawing annual crowds of 100,000.
Inaugurated in the year 2000, the “Nuits Lumière” sound and light show sets the city aglow and makes the Middle Ages come alive each evening in the summer.
www.bourges-tourisme.com /accueil_english.php   (109 words)

  
 Kyriad Bourges Sud Hotel - Bourges - Kyriad Bourges Sud Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor
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Good independently run hotel!We were greeted very politely where reception apologised immediately for a problem with the hot water in the hotel - it was not a problem as we went off to explore Bourges...
Explore our site to find travel information and unbiased reviews on Bourges tourism, attractions, maps and much more.
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