The Cathedral of St Etienne of Bourges, built between the late 12th and late 13th centuries, is one of the great masterpieces of Gothic art.
A merchant at the head of a huge network of trading posts, Jacques Cœur was appointed master of the mint to King Charles VII in 1438. He was ennobled in 1441 and became the King’s right-hand man. The palace (1443-1451) is testimony to his rank. Court jealousies led to his arrest in 1451. Escaping from prison, he fled to Rome. He died of disease when leading a Crusade in 1456. Jacques Cœur became a legendary figure and French poet François Villon wrote of his life and deeds.
They usually offer a package. 12€ gives you an entrance to the Palace and up the Cathedral tower.