It was given an elaborate Flamboyant Gothic decoration including a profusion of ornamental pinnacles and crockets, as well as copies of 13th century statues installed in the niches. Bourges Cathedral is noted for its immense and unified interior space; there is no interruption in the interior between the west front and the chevet on the east. [19], The Chapel of Saint Anne, on the south side of the disambulatory, was donated by one of the wealthy members of the Chapter, Pierre Tullier.The stained glass depicted the family of the donor being presented to the Saint. En Centre-Val de Loire, trois édifices devraient recevoir une partie des fonds du plan de relance. Its medallions depict events in the life of Joseph, the son of Jacob, as he searches for his brothers. The largest is the bourdon, Guillaume-Etienne of Gros Guillaume, 2.13 meters in diameter and weighing 6.08 tons. It also depicts barrel-makers and carpenters at work; these two guilds were the patrons of the window. La vie de saint Ursin (3/3). [28], Scenes from the life of Joseph searching for his sons, and also barrel-makers and carpenters at work, Detail of the window of the Last Judgement; sinners punished. IN 1862, uder Emperor Louis Napoleon, the cathedral was declared an historic monument. It was made by the master glassmaker Jean Lécuyer in 1532. 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Bourges Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges) is a Roman Catholic church located in Bourges, France. À propos de la mutilation du portail de la cathédrale de Bourges (1562) », dans. each with twenty-one colonettes. The choir also received new carved choir stalls and a new marble floor. Scene from window of the Passion - The Last Supper. Dédiée à saint Étienne, premier martyr, elle est le siège de l’archidiocèse de Bourges (départements du Cher et de l’Indre). As a result the tower was called "Le Sourde" ("the deaf") or "Le Muette" ("The silent"). The rose window of the Grand Housteau dates to about 1392. Sexpartite vaults are used to span the nave. It was donated by the merchant Jacques Coeur. Only the small rose windows above them have figures, largely combinations of sainted bishops and cardinals. This lasted from 1140 to 1155, and required the wood from nine hundred oak trees. [3], Bourges Cathedral (background) depicted in the 15th century, Interior of Bourges Cathedral, depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (15th century), The west portals depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (15th century), Bourges in the 16th century, with cathedral on hilltop, In 1424 the cathedral was furnished with a technological novelty, an astronomical clock, still functional. It shows Ursinus dedicating the cathedral. The main window presents scenes of the Assumption of the Virgin. The cathedral was complete enough by 1225 able to host a large council condemning the heresy of Catharism. The heads and hands were smashed during the Revolution, but were restored in 19th century.[21]. and became the capital of the Gallo-Roman province of Aquitaine. The chapels along the collateral aisles also contain some remarkable 15th century windows. La cathédrale dans les arts et la culture, Annales archéologiques, Adolphe N. Didron, Édouard Didron, volume 15, Librairie Archéologique de Didron, 1855, , si l'on inclut le pilier butant (la façade de la. One of the most lavish chapels The Chapel of St. John the Baptist, constructed between 1467-1479, in the disambulatory of the north side. Its arched ceiling is supported by massive pillars and seven arcades, and a wall three meters thick pierced with lancet windows. De Lorges was preparing the blow up the cathedral when he was dissuaded by others who wanted to convert it into a Protestant church. Fabienne Joubert, « Le Jubé de Bourges, remarques sur le style ». [5], The old spire was removed in 1539 and replaced by a new one in 1543-44. [19], 18th=century altar and apse at the east end, Windows of the disambulatory of the east end, The cathedral is ringed with chapels constructed over the centuries, inserted into the spaces between the buttresses on the flanks, and radiating in a half-circle around the chevet. Un sentiment d’immensité qui s’accroit au fur et à mesure que l’on s’approche du cœur de ville et qui permet de saisir toute l’importance et l’attachement des habitants de la ville de Bourges à « leur » cathédrale. This time King Henry II of France paid for the repairs. Their profuse ornamentation is reminiscent of Burgundian work. Elle surmonte la tour, surmontée d'un pélican. The original mechanism is on display in the cathedral. Other windows show the Passion and three of Christ's parables; the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son and the story of Dives and Lazarus. with separate arches supporting the lower and upper walls. [3], By 1259 the cathedral was nearly finished, only sixty-three years from its start, a record time for a Gothic Cathedral. The double aisles continue without interruption beyond the position of the screen (now largely destroyed though a few fragments are preserved in the crypt) to form a double ambulatory around the choir. Les caractéristiques architecturales de l'ensemble sont déjà présentes dans le chevet : composition pyramid… Over the north doorway is a round window without glass decorated with sculpture of heads of mythical beasts. The verticality is enhanced further by the pointed roofs of the radiating chapels, the double pinnacles on each buttress, and the pinnacles around the balustrade of the roof. The tomb originally featured a collection of forty sculpted mourners, made of marble and alabaster. Like the south porch, the portals of the north porch are decorated with column statues and other sculpture dating back to the Romanesque cathedral. The roofing continued until 1259, when a fire caused serious damage. At one time it apparently served as the master builder's office; the plans of the rose window on the west pignon are etched onto the floor. [19]. Selon les sources, son existence est donnée au 1er, au IIe, voire, dans certaines monographies de la cathédrale, au IIIe siècle de notre ère. Each of the six-part rib vaults covers two traverses. Construction of the south tower was halted, probably out of caution, and work also stopped on the north tower. Nous de bonne grâce, Ursin en profita pour prêcher dernier : la Résurrection des morts, le Pèsement de la cathédrale de Bourges est un incontournable. Portions of he old screen are displayed in the crypt. Dans les pas de Charles VII À partir de 249€ par pers. [21], Head of Jeanne de Boulogne in the Chapel of Notre Dame La Blanche (1403), Head of Jean de Berry in the Chapel of Notre Dame La Blanche (1403), Fine examples of 15th century sculpture are found in the Chapel of Notre-Dame La Blanche, in the center of the apse at the east end of the Cathedral. The exceptional height of the Grand Housteau and its rose window announces the great height of the nave behind it. Romanesque carved portals from about 1160-70, probably intended for the façade of the earlier cathedral, have been reused on the south and north doors (occupying the spaces normally reserved for transept portals). Description sur Cathédrale de Bourges. They show the Renaissance influence, much closer to paintings than earlier windows, with greater realism and the use of perspective. Some contain tombs, and they generally honour specific donors of saints. It is in the High Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles. The architectural features of the whole edifice are already visible in the chevet : the pyramidal composition of the elevation, th… Augmenter la taille du texte La cathédrale de Bourges bénéficie du plan de relance dans le cadre de ses travaux de rénovation. The buttresses and arches were dcorated with pinnacles and new balustrades which may not existed before. Tomb of John, Duke of Berry in the lower church, Portions of the original Jubé, or Rood screen, of the Cathedral, Sculpture of those condemned to hell from the original rood screen (1230s). [2] Christianity was brought by Saint Ursinus of Bourges in about 300 A.D.; He is considered the first Bishop. The restored astronomical clock (15th century), Bourges Cathedral is especially noted for its 13th century stained glass, particularly the windows in the chapels of the ambulatory of the apse, which date from around 1215, about the same time the windows of Chartres Cathedral (The windows in the axial chapel at the end of the apse are more recent). ... Cathedrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges . The work then preceded toward the west, from the apse to the choir.[3]. En effet, on la voit de loin, de très loin ! [15], Radiatng chapels of the chevet of Bourges Cathedral, Cross section, showing aisles of different heights, Bourges Cathedral covers a surface of 6,200 square metres (7,400 sq yd). In the 19th century, the cathedral was returned to the Catholic Church, and underwent a long restoration from 1829 until 1847. [10], Every part of the portals, including the arched voussures around the doors, is crammed with statues, including many angel musicians. In 1314 King Philip Le Bel offered financial assistance, the façade was strengthened and a supporting buttress was added to the south tower. Irène Jourd'Heuil, Sylvie Marchant, Marie-Hélène Priet, Cathédrale de Bourges, Presses universitaires François Rabelais, Tours, 2017. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Stephen and is the seat of the Archbishop of Bourges. Alfred Gandilhon, « Le premier jubé de la cathédrale de Bourges ». Érigée au XIIe siècle et inscrite au Patrimoine Mondial de l’Unesco depuis 1992, la cathédrale de Bourges arbore des dimensions résolument insolites. [13], Column-statue and tympanum of the south porch Sculpture of the south porch. Fabienne Joubert, « Les voussures déposées du portail central de la cathédrale de Bourges ». Ces derniers sont pour la plupart voués à l'exploitation agricole. The entire portal is lavishly decorated with elaborate vegetal and geometric sculpture.[14]. Tour et crypte fermées Suite aux mesures annoncées par le Gouvernement, le monument sera fermé au public dès le 30 octobre et ce jusqu'à nouvel ordre. It was originally in the Sainte Chapelle of Bourges, which was destroyed during the Revolution. There is porch midway along the north side for access by the ordinary members of the parish. The central window depicts the Virgin Mary holding the Infant Saint Stephen, holding a model of the cathedral. The exterior of the facade, called the Grand Housteau, is in the Flamboyant style, and dates to the early 16th century. [29], The Chapel of Saint Joan of Arc was constructed in 1468, and has a notable 16h century window devoted to the life of Joan of Arc in sixteen scenes,with precise Renaissance detail and colouring. The lower church was constructed first atop the old ramparts to level a steep slope of six meters and to serve as a foundation for the chevet and the last first traverse of the upper church. Like the earlier churches, it was built against the city wall, and vestiges of it can be found under the present cathedral. They were damaged in he Wars of Religion but restored in the 19th century. Because of the stability problems, the new front and the towers were reinforced by massive buttresses. At the top of the tympanum Christ divides the sinners from the chosen, and their respective fates are vividly illustrated below. [3], Work on the facade continued in 1314 with the construction of a large bay, the Grand Housteau. It has geometric designs surrounding a window of a dove representing the Holy Spirit. 1195 Début de la construction par Henri de Sully, archevêque de Bourges de 1183 à 1199. [13], Unlike most other High Gothic cathedrals, Bourges does not have a transept, but there is a porch and portal on the south side which originally was used only by the clergy. The clock on the top displays the minutes and hours with great precision, with a margin of error of one second per one-hundred fifty years. [25] (See gallery at end of article for full windows), The west front has a blind rose window on the arch over the central portals; a large window with six lancets and two oculi above that, beneath a large rose window; and another smaller rose in the pointed arch above. The French art historian Louis Grodecki identified three distinct masters or workshops involved in the glazing, one of whom may also have worked on the windows of Poitiers Cathedral. The north side, facing the city, has a similar plan. The zodiac calendar was restored in 1973. Muni de votre plan, vous parcourrez les sentiers qui longent les coulants, nom local donné aux nombreux bras d'eau qui dessine le paysage unique des Marais de Bourges ! The tympanum to the near left portal shows scenes from the life of Virgin Mary, while the far left tympanum is dedicated to Saint Guillaume of Donjon, and depicts his beheading; another scene sbows him healing a mentally ill man; the devil flees in the form of a wolf. Sources : 1) Thévenot, Coffetier, Steinheil, restaurateurs des vitraux de la cathédrale de Bourges (1845-1858) de Karine Boulanger in Bulletin Monumental, Tome 161, n°4, année 2003, pp 325-352 ; 2) Congrès archéologique de Bourges, 1849, article Promenade monumentale à Bourges … Visite libre de la Cathédrale : ouverte de 9h00 à 17h45 tous les jours. scratched onto the floor. [17] This design, with its distinctive triangular cross section, was subsequently copied at Toledo Cathedral and in the choir at Le Mans. Small chapels were constructed between a number of the buttresses in later centuries, but in those bays without chapels the walls of the old Romanesque cathedral are still visible. Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Agde. On rapproche Ursin d'un juif dénommé Nathanaël, devenu Ursin par le baptême et disciple du Christ. The cathedral was begun at about the same time as Chartres Cathedral, but the basic plan was very different. Each pillar is composed of a central column, two which are attached the slender colonlettes which spread out at the top and connect to the rib vaults. Some of the sculpture is inscribed with the heart and letter J emblem of the family of Jacques Coeur, prominent Bourges merchants and major donors to the cathedral. Designed by the canon and mathematician Jean Fusoris and constructed by André Cassart, the clock is housed in a belfry-shaped case painted by Jean Grangier (or Jean of Orléans). Beginning in about 1150 the Archbishop Pierre de La Châtre enlarged the old cathedral by adding two new collateral aisles, one on either side, each with two romanesque portals, and also planned the reconstruction of the west front. It depicts the Archangel Gabriel informing Mary that she would be the mother of Christ. Longue de 120 mètres, elle est l’une des plus vastes cathédrales gothiques du Vieux Continent !Quel que soit votre emplacement dans la ville, vous apercevrez systématiquement son immense vaisseau de pierre semblant percer le ciel. Philippe Bardelot, Irène Jourd'heuil, Jean-Baptiste Lebigue. A tall wooden spire was added to the cathedral, and the walls were strengthened with additional arched buttresses. To visit Cathedrale De Bourges on your holiday in Bourges, and find out what else Bourges has to offer, use our Bourges. Between 1406 and 1491, eleven new chapels were built along the flanks of the Cathedral between the buttresses. Le déambulatoire de la cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges et les chapelles rayonnantes possèdent une collection de 22 vitraux légendaires datant du XIII e siècle, 10 dans le déambulatoire et 12 dans les chapelles rayonnantes. La cathédrale Saint-Étienne, où s’est tenue vendredi 27 avril la création 2018 du Printemps de Bourges, Hallelujah, en hommage à Leonard Cohen, est un joyau d’architecture gothique. The first two pillars of the first crossing at the west are of particularly large size. The pillars of the arcade are 21 meters high, more than half of the 37 meters of height up to the vaults. [4], After the 1506 tower collapse, the upper central portion of the west front, above the central portals, known as the Grand Housteau, was reconstructed in the Flamboyant Gothic style. [2], In about 1100, King Philip II of France added Bourges and its province to his growing kingdom. The roof over the north portal suffered from a fire in 1559, and was replaced by an iron roof. cathedral dimensions La Cathédrale de Bourges. It was replaced with a new instrument beginning in 1663. the buffet of the organ was made in 1665 by Bernard Perette. At the top level, the high windows with their circular oculi are fit into the peaks of the arches, adding to the sensation of uninterrupted height. The column statues apparently represent the Queen of Sheba and a Sibyl, while the sculpture in arches above the portals represent a Virgin and child. These were removed following the Revolution and melted down for their bronze. The Chapel of Notre Dame de Sales, or Chapel of the King, on the south side of the nave near the west front, features a window presenting the twelve apostles beneath elaborate architectural settings (1473-74). de Bourges. archdeacon of the cathedral and a counsellor of the Parliament of Paris. It was cast in 1841-42. Many of reliquaries and other precious objects in the treasury were melted down for their gold, while ten of the twelve church bells were melted down to be reforged into cannon.[7]. The alternating pillars of the nave. Visitez la cathédrale de Bourges, inscrite par l’UNESCO sur la liste du patrimoine mondial. The rebuilt front featured a group of six large lancet windows and two oculi beneath an immense rose window, surmounted by a pointed gable with a small rose blind rose window. Bourges a par ailleurs su développer sa vie culturelle. The display includes recreations and original pieces. The old stained glass windows were cleaned and protected by additional layers of glass. [3] The first work involved building a lower church in a space six meters deep where the old ramparts had been. Pascal Mignerey, Marc Ferauge, « L'utilisation du fer dans l'architecture gothique : l'exemple de la cathédrale de Bourges ». Bourges Cathedral is notable for the simplicity of its plan, which did without transepts but which adopted the double-aisled design found in earlier churches such as the Early-Christian basilica of St Peter's in Rome or in Notre Dame de Paris. It was eventually reinforced in 1314 with a massive buttress on its flank. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Cathédrale Saint Etienne Bourges de … Following the destruction of much of the Ducal Palace and its chapel during the revolution, the tomb effigy of Duke Jean de Berry was relocated to the Cathedral's crypt, along with some stained glass panels showing standing prophets, which were designed for the chapel by André Beauneveu. The cathedral's nave is 41 metres (135 ft) wide by 37 metres (121 ft) high; its arcade is 20 metres (66 ft) high; the inner aisle is 21.3 metres (70 ft) and the outer aisle is 8.6 metres (28 ft) high.[16]. The Portal of Saint Guillaume also depicts the richly ornamented spire that once adorned the cathedral. Between 1013 and 1030 a new and larger cathedral was constructed by the Bishop Gauzelin. Desrosiers, 1849: Original from: Lyon Public Library (Bibliothèque jésuite des Fontaines) Digitized: Jul 12, 2012: Length: 237 pages : Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan C'est à cette époque que commence la cathédrale de Bourges et la grosse tour, et il en profite pour remettre en état et agrandir le rempart de la ville. It is later than the rest of the west front, rebuilt in the 16th century in the Flamboyant Gothic style, following the collapse of the north tower. In the same year the window was made, Jacques Coeur was arrested for misappropriation of funds. Other objects of interest in the lower church include pieces of sculpture the original Jubé, or Rood screen, made in Paris the 1230s, which divided the choir from the nave until the 18th century. These include busts of the Duke Jean de Berry, whose tomb in the lower church, and that of his wife Jeanne be Boulogne, were made by Jean de Cambrai in about 1403 They were moved to the Cathedral from the Sainte-Chapelle chapel in Bourges in 1757. In the 9th century Raoul de Turenne reconstructed the older building. In 1992, the cathedral was added to the list of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. [8], The sculpture in the tympanum of the portal on the far right facing the cathedral represents the life of the local saint and former Bishop of Bourges St Ursinus.
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