From August 31 to September 1, 2024


You don't know the Marais de Bourges yet, it's time to discover them during the Fête des Marais! This little piece of greenery in the heart of the city center is worth the detour. Honored for almost 40 years, the marshes will be in the spotlight for this weekend full of joy and good humor before the start of the school year.

100% Swamp Festival

The association Patrimoine Marais is having a great time during the Swamp Festival. They offer to get to know the marshes better in an original way. Take a seat aboard the "plates" for a trip on the Yèvre. Between visits to the marshes, allotment gardens and floating vegetable gardens, you have the choice! Let yourself be carried away by the current to the fruit and vegetable market grown by market gardeners. For the greediest among you, taste our local products at the Paillote des Marais. Unusual competitions such as the election of the biggest squash and the most beautiful scarecrow will make you smile.


It is at the end of summer, when harvests are abundant and at the time of Saint-Fiacre, the patron saint of gardeners, that the Marais de Bourges are honoured. Boat trips, special visits to the Marais, concerts are on the program!

Need a map?

The Marais de Bourges are located 15 minutes walk from the city center, if you come by car several car parks can accommodate you closer to the marshes.
If you need a map of the city or the marshes, do not hesitate to come and see us at the Tourist Office.