The capital of Berry is full of many cultural and leisure activities. But what about free activities? Thanks to our TOP 5 of the best free activities to do in Bourges and its surroundings, you will inevitably find something to occupy your evenings or your next weekend!

Light Nights

The Nights Light have become an unmissable event of the berruyer summer. Every evening, during the summer period, the city is adorned with blue. In this mysterious atmosphere, the city reveals all its secrets to us thanks to the many scenographies projected on the emblematic monuments of the city.

At nightfall, follow the blue lights and discover the different scenographies. This year, a sound trail is offered to you by the city of Bourges in partnership with the Tourist Office via the LegendR application. Download it and you can enjoy a free guided and commented tour during your journey.

The Beautiful Summer of Bourges

Le Beautiful Summer in Bourges offers many free activities for children and adults throughout the summer. On the program: concerts in the city's emblematic places and gardens, outdoor sports, open-air cinema...

The complete program is to be discovered in the dedicated article, by clicking on the button below.

The city gardens

What could be better than a good walk in the heart of the city's gardens! Each garden has its history and its share of plants with colors as pronounced as their scents.

Here is the list of the different gardens:

  • Fichaux Meadows Garden ❤️
  • Archdiocese Garden ❤️
  • Gibjoncs Landscape Park
  • Garden of Lazenay
  • Cardinal Lefebvre Square
  • Garden Edouard André

Guided tours

Visits to Bourges

Bourges, City of Art and History, organizes many free tours to discover the city center and its various emblematic monuments.

  • “Express” tours are free

Go to the Bourges Tourist Office to book your visit.

Visites guidées Bourges

Visits to the Hôtel de Panette

The Hôtel de Panette offers guided tours from January 3, 2023, every day at 11 a.m. Discover this unmissable place in the heart of downtown Berruyer.

The Marshes of Bourges

The Marsh of Bourges are unavoidable. Located in the heart of the city, discover the 135 hectares of gardens cultivated by enthusiasts. You will not fail to see the cathedral in the reflection of the water or through the foliage of the trees.

Last-minute idea: extend the experience by reserving your place for a boat trip or an canoe trip

Other ideas are also worth exploring: the Canal de Berry by bike, the Europa Metro in Bourges, free observation games for children available at the Tourist Office, the fairy door circuit downtown… 


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