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Bourges Things to Do: 27 reviews and 73 photos

  Galley Bas Relief over Doorway
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  • Galley Bas Relief over Doorway - Bourges
      Galley Bas Relief over Doorway
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  • Carved Mantelpiece - Bourges
      Carved Mantelpiece
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  • Wood Carved Wall Panel - Bourges
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Many of the rooms have finely worked mantelpieces. Instead of coats of arms or allegorical subjects, the decorations contain windows or houses with the occupants looking out (as on the palace entry). Over one doorway is an exquisite bas-relief of a large galley, the sort of ship that Coeur used in bringing stuffs from the Levant. Instead of tapestries some walls have carved wood panels.

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  • Written Feb 14, 2009
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