Until September 21, 2024


The Nuits Lumière have become an event awaited by all. From May to September, the city illuminates the historic center with its blue lights. Scenographies are projected on the different facades of the emblematic monuments of the historic center. Let yourself be carried away by the magic of the Nuits Lumière de Bourges. A real success that is confirmed year after year.
Nuits Lumière 2019

Bourges Nights of Lights, new generation

In 1999, Bourges was one of the first cities to launch its free light trail, for the transition to the year 2000. 20 years later, it is a brand new version of the Nights Light of Bourges which will highlight the heritage of the capital of Berry. New technologies and scenography will tell the story of the city on the facades of emblematic monuments, always with the common thread of blue lighting and a mascot, the bear linked to the story of Jean de Berry. The scenographies will depict the different eras and characters that have made the city what it is today. The route will end with a brand new site that has never been illuminated before: the facade of the former Town Hall and the Archbishop's Palace, facing the Cathedral listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This new course will evolve and be enriched over the years.

And for 2024?

Historically, the Nuits Lumière route formed a loop passing through the various emblematic monuments of the city. In 2021 a new layout takes shape, new stages and activities allow the integration of the rue Moyenne into the circuit.
sixth scenography is projected onto the La Poste tower and a 3D interactive kiosk comes to life in the window of the Aubrun store. The Jacques Coeur Route is also honored in the scenography projected on the Palais Jacques Cœur.
And finally, immerse yourself in the time of the XNUMXth century Fridays in May, June and September as well as Wednesdays and Fridays in July and August with the association Friends of Jacques Coeur who will accompany you on the course.

New in 2024
Bourges European Capital of Culture will be highlighted on the facade of the former archbishopric through three projections: 

  • Our neighbors: Trans Europe Culture project
  • The language of Europe: European City of Artists project – Méline Mercouri
  • Here and Now: Symbiocene, journey to the future

Dates of the Nights of Light

  • May / June / September: Thursday / Friday / Saturday
  • July/August: every evening

Go in search of the city's treasures, follow the blue lanterns...

An application 

Discover or rediscover the Nuits Lumière illustrated by a sound journey on the "Legendr" application.
It is Ursine, the emblematic blue bear of the event, who lends her voice to the comments.
She will tell you the story and guide you along the way.