Hôtel Jacques Coeur: Square entrance pavilion with two entrances

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Description

The square entrance pavilion, with a chapel in the upper storey, rises above the long plain façade (40 m) that follows the curve of the street. The double passageway is surmounted by a large niche under a canopy.

The ‘grand maison’ built in his native city from 1443 to 1451 by the banker Jacques Coeur is a rare example of a late medieval urban residence. It is well preserved, its size and the richness of its decoration are exceptional, and it is a closely dated building, erected in a single campaign. The house was only just finished at the time of Jacques Coeur’s arrest in 1451; it was mutilated and altered when it was used as the city hall (1682-1858) and later as the court-house (1858-1920). Major restorations were executed in 1858-1870 and 1927-1938; the last returned the building to its original state. It lies between the Gallo-Roman city wall to the west and a street to the east and is an irregular quadrangle in plan (60 x 40 m) with a courtyard.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • House of Jacques Coeur

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Towers

  • Doors

  • Clocks

  • Architecture

  • Hotels

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Medieval

Place of Creation
  • Bourges, Centre, France: Cher department: 10, Rue Jacques Coeur

  • +47.084946+2.394085

  • Bourges

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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