Want to change the air and thirst for novelty? Come and discover the capital of Berry! We have concocted the ideal program for you to get to know the emblematic places and small anecdotes of the city in a (big) weekend.
Cathédrale de Bourges

The cathedral & its surroundings

As soon as you arrive, you can stroll through the cobbled streets of the historic heart of the city and admire the half-timbered houses. Then let yourself be guided by the sound of the bells of the Saint-Etienne Cathedral in Bourges, emblem of the city, to reach its forecourt. Inside, the stained glass windows dating from the XNUMXthrd century, the astronomical clock, the great organ and many other surprises are waiting to be admired. The exterior is also worth seeing, and if the idea takes you you can look for the pairs of buttocks carved by disgruntled workers during its construction.

By the way, do not hesitate to come and say hello to us atTourist Office next door, we will be delighted to meet you and answer your questions. Without forgetting to go around our shop to bring a little piece of Bourges home.

Fesse Cathédrale

Jacques Coeur Palace

Another must-see place is the Jacques Coeur Palace, a monument steeped in history in which you will discover a unique architecture. This palace is a mansion inspired by the Italian Renaissance that you should not miss when you come. City figure, Jacques Heart was a very wealthy businessman from the XNUMXth centuryrd century and treasurer of the king. He is the essential character of Bourges, his name is given to streets, squares and even to bars, restaurants and other businesses. You absolutely must get to know him during your visit because without him, Bourges would not be Bourges...

A lunch break with Berruyère flavors

Looking for a place for lunch? The gastronomic offer is great in Bourges and there is something for everyone! If you want to taste the flavors of Berry, you can try green lentils, Crottin de Chavignol or the Berrichon pâté. Of course, all these specialties are accompanied by a good drink or more… one of our local wines: Sancerre, Menetou-Salon… 

Walk in the Marshes of Bourges

For digestion, a walk in the Marais is required! With its 135 hectares, you have enough to stretch your legs in the calm of urban noise. In a serene and peaceful atmosphere along the Yèvre, you can admire the flowered plots, cultivated by the berruyers and berruyères.

A gourmet break

After the effort, the comfort, it's time to go for a drink or a gourmet drink. There Villa Monin is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious cocktail made with 100% Berry syrup. 

And here is a busy day coming to an end, it is already time to leave, with a head full of memories, and we have no doubt about it, the desire to come back to continue discovering our city and its treasures. See you soon !

The small sports bet

Canal de Berry

As an option if you are more sporty, you can rent bicycles and ride part of the route of the Canal de Berry which crosses the city. Even for the less athletic, no worries, it's all flat! The route, in the shade of the trees, will offer you a very nice walk along the Auron then the Canal de Berry, do not hesitate to make a stop at the Moulin de la Chappe which is still in operation.

And if you are more of a photo report to keep memories and fill your Instagram, discover our Top 5 photo spots in Bourges and its surroundings




Always so friendly Bourges.


I only ask to know little by little Bourges which by its geographical location should have been the capital of France

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