History of the monument
Explore the history of the tour et crypte de la cathédrale de Bourges...
Visit Bourges Cathedral, listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
The crypt of Bourges cathedral is open but the tower remains closed to the public until further notice.
A fragile cathedral. Sinking foundations destabilised the adjacent vaults and the north tower collapsed in 1506. It took thirty years to rebuild. The new tower, Tour de Beurre or 'Butter Tower', owes its name to the methods used to fund its construction: exemptions from fasting were granted in exchange for silver.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, the monument is strictly applying the security measures decided by the french authorities.
The monument is fully opened.