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“Could have been better”

Towers and Crypt of Bourges Cathedral
Ranked #5 of 29 things to do in Bourges
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The construction of the Cathedral of Bourges lasted from the 12th to 14th century. An outstanding example of architecture in terms of its dimensions, construction methods and beauty, the Cathedral also features a magnificent collection of stained glass windows which date from the 12th to 14th century. Cathedral designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> 2nd May to 30th June: from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st July to 31st August: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4.45 p.m.> 1st to 30th April and from 1st to 30th September: from 9.45 a.m. to 1 1.45 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 30 min before closing time. Closed:> Sunday mornings.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 7,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Could have been better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

It would be so easy to make this a great attraction for the non-French speaking visitor. The crypt can only be entered with a guide. Ours spoke almost no English, and virtually ignored us for most of the tour. This would have been just about acceptable if the contents of the crypt had been labelled in English as well as French, as they were in the brilliant Palais Jacques-Coeurs. The tower was well worth the climb, as it gave us great views over the city. So 2 stars for the crypt, unless you speak French, and 4 stars for the tower

Visited July 2012
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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“a bit costly for what you get”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

There is al lot to see without spending the fee for climbing the tower and visit the Crypt. At the ticket stand you can take a look at the postcards and see what you have to pay for! Than make your choise! Yes or no!

Visited May 2012
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